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Bill Parks for Pierce County Sheriff fundraiser
Extra spring turkey permit sales will be reduced due to tough winter conditions
Two Wisconsin National Guard units deploying to Afghanistan
City moves forward with Hoffman Park storm shelter plans
Open house to show off Kinnic Health and Rehab's new look
crime and courts
Champs at Colfax
Wild Side: Strange but familiar forms of water
Wild Side: Homeland security air force in peril
Falcon women win WIAC hockey title
Learn the latest on woody plants and invasives at Garden U
Weekend Happenings: March 14-16
Not going anywhere for spring break? Blood drive appeal is for you
Scout CPR training
LGBTA choir to perform at UW-River Falls
arts and entertainment
Gretchen J. Lange, 48
Merle Klug, 90
Dorothy M. Owen, 94
Edythe L. Benedict, 100
Letter; We can restore river, falls to their former glory
Editorial: Steep road ahead could get even higher
Letter: All aspects of young coach point to the word: Winner
Editorial: Helping to shape, define our community
Letter: Won’t forget your generosity
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 3/27/14 Hearing - Kristine Levine, Variance
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 3/24/14 Hydroelectric Project Relicensing Meeting
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 3/17/14 Planning Commission Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 3/12/14 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 3/17/14 Town Board Meeting
April 16, 2009
Controlled burn lights up Spring Valley area
Ribbons of fire wound their way north in a large field at a controlled burn Wednesday evening. The site was on acreage owned by Larry and Diane...
news / outdoors
April 16, 2009 - 8:38am
April 10, 2009
Cheeseheads in paradise again
Janice Leslie's Tradewinds Resort in Placencia, Belize, is a set of cabanas under coconut palms on the beach at the end of a long peninsula....
April 10, 2009 - 2:13pm
DNR grounds its planes and pilots after crash kills a fire-fighting monitor
Wisconsin's natural resource agency is temporarily grounding its 10 airplanes and 11 pilots, after a crash killed a pilot who was tracking a wildfire. Gov. Jim Doyle called Heath Van Handel, 36, of Appleton a courageous, experienced pilot. Witnesses said his plane was circling...
April 10, 2009 - 9:00am
Letter: Earth Day, you can help
This year, April 22, is the chosen date for all of us in Pierce, St. Croix and surrounding counties to participate in Earth Day. This theme was founded by U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson on April 22, 1970, 39 years ago. He died at the age of 89 on July 3, 2005. For all these years, our...
April 10, 2009 - 1:03am
April 6, 2009
River Falls area residents awoke to a blanket of white stuff Sunday morning. Rain changed to snow overnight Saturday, dropping .33/inch worth...
April 6, 2009 - 10:14am
April 2, 2009
Come for Earth Day presentation
Bill Christofferson, longtime Democratic campaign consultant, activist and author of "The Man from Clear Lake: Earth Day Founder Sen. Gaylord Nelson," will speak about Earth Day and the late U.S. Wisconsin senator from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the River Falls Public Library. Christofferson...
April 2, 2009 - 12:20pm
Forestry expert discusses changes to BWCAW
Dr. Lee Frelich, director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Hardwood Ecology, will talk about how climate change has, and will, affect one the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the River Falls Public Library. Frelich has studied trees...
April 2, 2009 - 12:00pm
March 13, 2009
Mountain lion spotted last week hasn't been seen again
A mountain lion that ran away after it was almost captured last week in northwest Wisconsin was never seen again. Jim Bishop of the Wisconsin...
March 13, 2009 - 9:00am
November 21, 2008
Wild Side: Our uneasy relationship with deer
Whitetail deer are beautiful animals. They are graceful and strong, able to leap high and run up to 30 miles per hour. Deer are acutely aware of their surroundings with excellent vision, hearing and sense of smell. We enjoy watching them. Many of us also enjoy hunting and eating them. After...
November 21, 2008 - 12:00am
September 5, 2008
Outdoor Trails & Tales: On this trip, silence is golden
The silence was deafening. There were simply no sounds other than that of the wilderness: Loons calling in the distance; a grouse drumming until 11 p.m.; songbirds singing back to me as I imitated their calls as we ate shore lunch. Wilderness is the only place you can find silence...
September 5, 2008 - 12:00am
August 8, 2008
Nugget Lake cabins open
As of Monday, the three cabins at Pierce County's Nugget Lake Park are ready to rent to campers. Park Superintendent Scott Schoepp said the cabins have passed inspection and certificates of occupancy have been issued. The cabins, only a few years old, were closed a year ago, but...
August 8, 2008 - 12:00am
July 17, 2008
Wild Side: Always something coming at you on the Chippewa
The Chippewa River starts way up in the north woods of Ashland County. It becomes a big river, joined by the Flambeau, Thornapple, Jump, Yellow and Eau Claire rivers. Below Eau Claire, the Chippewa becomes a wide floodplain river with an island-braided channel plan form. It's deep...
July 17, 2008 - 12:00am
June 26, 2008
DNR Board approves purchase that will double size of Buckhorn State Park
A state park between Mauston and Necedah will soon double in size. The Natural Resources Board voted Wednesday to buy 923 acres next to Buckhorn State Park. The land is owned by the Wisconsin River Power Co., and part of it borders the popular Castle Rock Flowage. It will cost...
June 26, 2008 - 12:00am
June 18, 2008
Tourism down at Apostle Islands
It's not just the flooding that's done a number on Wisconsin tourism. The Apostle Islands are at least 250 miles north of the flooded-out territory and their business is down 10 percent so far this summer. Bob Krumenaker, who runs the National Lakeshore near Bayfield, is not sure...
June 18, 2008 - 12:00am
June 2, 2008
Harsdorf wants DNR to find out about lake tax
A state senator wants the Department of Natural Resources to find out how many lakeside landowners are taxed on part of the water. Nobody's supposed to be taxed that way because the public owns all lake beds. Wayne Anderson of Frederic in Polk County found out he was being taxed...
news / outdoors
June 2, 2008 - 12:00am