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River Falls Journal
Drivers, if you see orange cones, put down the phones
Roadrunners: Count on it, they will be back
DMV: If you don’t have an ID to vote, start the process now
Wisconsin roundup: Despite more crashes, few seek return to 65 on interstate; Dunn county fatal investigated; eight more state news stories
One more time: Sirens to blare
crime and courts
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Second half surge carries Cardinals past Wildcats
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Wildcat tennis ready for BRC Tourney
High school Hall of Fame will add new inductees
Animal shelter hosts microchip clinic on Sept. 24
Crowds 'pig out' at Bacon Bash
Time again for the annual Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour
Featured photo: Hummingbird
Bags for Burke fundraiser: 'It's our turn to let her heal'
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/29/16 Special Meeting re: Transportation Issues
TOWN OF MARTELL: 10/11/16 Public Hearing - Dog Waiver
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 10/20/16, Case No. 16-CV-185, Cecilia Mangelsen
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 10/4/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 10/3/16 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Raymond M. Donatell, 71
Mildred M. Winger, 95
Mildred Turner, 88
Marjorie J. LaDuke, 82,
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Featured letter to the editor: Big effort needed to make Kinnickinnic 'scenic'
Featured letters to the editor in the River Falls Journal
Featured column: Nation's high court may examine validity of state political boundaries
Featured column: Running for the stars? Why not
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
Real Estate Showcase
November 5, 2009
Snowmobile route map changes add, delete access
The city's official snowmobile route map will undergo changes if the City Council approves them. It heard a first reading of the ordinance amendments...
November 5, 2009 - 11:11am
November 4, 2009
Disc golf course soon disappearing from Willow River State Park
The disc golf course at Willow River State Park will be removed this fall, park officials said Wednesday. The course, which has grown from nine holes to 13, was originally put in place as a pilot program. "Experience has taught us that although disc golf is a popular sport enjoyed...
November 4, 2009 - 2:55pm
August 17, 2009
Missing Kinni tubers found by MSP helicopter early Monday
A pair of St. Paul men who apparently got waylaid on the tubing trip down the Kinnickinnic River late Sunday, were found by a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter early Monday and led to safety by park rangers. James Miller, 21, and Alex Sperry, 22, were checked out by medics from the...
August 17, 2009 - 8:54am
August 5, 2009
Trail extension nears completion
Pedestrians, bicyclists, Rollerbladers and others will soon step foot on the long-awaited 1,800-foot extension of the S. Wasson Lane trail. Crews have been working on the 10-foot-wide trail for about two weeks delineating it lines and curves, dropping dirt and rocks onto it and compacting...
August 5, 2009 - 3:34pm
July 27, 2009
DJs paddle into new business
Longtime friends Tony Pechacek and Greg Lackey started new business Kinni Kayak this month, debuting it with a float during River Falls Days....
July 27, 2009 - 11:01am
July 20, 2009
ATV deaths double from last year; registered vehicles down
Nine people have died this year in all-terrain vehicle accidents in Wisconsin. That's almost twice the deaths from last year at this time, even though the number of registered ATVs on the trails is 13 percent less than the previous year. All but two of the nine people killed were...
July 20, 2009 - 9:00am
July 9, 2009
Bike rebuilders make difficult decision
Cecil Bjork and Lloyd DeMotts confirm that they're gearing down and closing out the free-bike program they and other volunteers have operated...
July 9, 2009 - 11:17am
June 30, 2009
Health warning to avoid blue-green algae during holiday weekend
Wisconsin health officials urge Fourth of July swimmers and boaters to avoid blue-green algae. If you're going on a lake this Fourth of July, Wisconsin health officials say to watch out for blue-green algae. State health officer Seth Foldy says there's a risk in touching or swallowing...
June 30, 2009 - 9:44am
June 12, 2009
Letter: Bicyclists do have laws to follow
I read with disgust, dismay, and several eye rolls the letter to the editor last week from the person who thought it was perfectly acceptable to ride a bicycle on the sidewalks after bar closing because sidewalks are safer than roads. Back in the Dark Ages, when I learned to ride...
June 12, 2009 - 1:35am
June 11, 2009
Injured and disabled veterans start four-day bicycle trip today in southeast Wisconsin
Injured and disabled veterans are kicking off a four-day bicycle trip today at Waterloo in Jefferson County. The Wounded Warriors' Cycle Ride will make stops in Milwaukee and Kenosha before wrapping up in Chicago on Sunday. The event has taken place since 2004. Organizers say...
June 11, 2009 - 9:00am
May 12, 2009
Kinnickinnic: Who should fund new bike trail signs?
Supervisor Milo Oppegard presented an estimate for bike trail signs to the other Kinnickinnic Town Board members at last week's meeting. St. Croix County has approximately 230 miles of county or town roads designated as bicycle routes and 22 miles of bike trails were identified as...
May 12, 2009 - 9:08am
April 17, 2009
So long, old friends; remember what's important
I never saw it coming, but it's here whether I like it or not -- my last weekly column for this paper. I never expected to get "laid off," but like so many other people who are losing jobs today, I guess it can happen to a freelance writer too. The problem is, there's still a lot...
April 17, 2009 - 1:35am
April 2, 2009
Guardsmen tackle grueling desert marathon
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. -- For most people, there aren't too many tests of physical endurance tougher than a 26.2 mile marathon. But...
April 2, 2009 - 10:46am
March 25, 2009
Speed, alcohol involved in three-fourths of snowmobile crashes
Wisconsin snowmobile deaths are down from a year ago, despite the heavy snows in the early part of the winter. Twenty-three people were killed this season, down from 25. The Department of Natural Resources said speed was a factor in three-fourths of all crashes. And Gary Eddy,...
March 25, 2009 - 9:26am
January 15, 2009
Snowmobilers kill 57 ducks in Fond du Lac County; days after deer killing
Just days after snowmobilers killed five deer in Waupaca County, riders in Fond du Lac apparently rounded up 57 mallard ducks and ran them over with their machines. Necropsies will be performed today on 20 hens and 37 drakes. Department of Natural Resources warden supervisor George...
January 15, 2009 - 9:00am