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Plant disease class offered
Progress? Minnesota lawmakers ponder restoring tax reciprocity
Area school districts present united front against Gov. Walker’s budget
Harsdorf votes with majority for ‘Right to Work’
Council candidates sound off in public forum
crime and courts
Wildcat gymnasts heading to state; girls regional hoops champs
Fusion girls’ hockey sectional runner-up
Fusion skate to sectional final
Fusion win, Wildcats lose hockey playoff openers
Wild Side: Wild blank places on the map
Get a look at the stars
Dignity quilts donated
Global-minded River Falls speaker to analyze China, cyberwarfare
‘Spock’: He lived long and prospered
Busting out: UWRF to expand dairy operations
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Ad For Bids- Glen Park Bridge Rail Panels
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 3/2/15 Personnel Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 3./16/15 Public Hearing re: Moody Rezone Request
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 3./5/15 Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 3/2/15 Town Board Meeting
LeRoy J. Nickel, 83
Sonja C. Johnson
Lyle and LaVerne Zastrow
Dylan J. Denk, 22
Annette Blanchette, 77
Days Gone By: 1975 Malmer Brothers Red & White Grocery Store
Featured syndicated column: Who will be Republican gubernatorial candidate in 2018?
Featured syndicated column: This is the time for political moves and countermoves
Featured letter: Ambulance coverage still as good as ever
Featured letter to the editor: What is happening to education in Wisconsin?
Get Out! Deals
February 12, 2015
Area organizations reach out to those in need
River Falls resident Carrie Kittleson said she wouldn’t be where she is now without the help of several nonprofit organizations that helped her go from homelessness to independence. Click here to read more about Kittleson’s story. There are many nonprofits and many programs...
life / family
February 12, 2015 - 9:03am
February 11, 2015
Wildcat wrestlers 7th at BRC/DSC Challenge
In a deep field featuring five star-ranked teams, the Wildcats wrestled to a seventh place finish at the 12-team Big Rivers Conference/Dunn-St. Croix Conference Challenge last Saturday in River Falls. Three Wildcats finished third in their respective weight classes and five won...
sports / high school
February 11, 2015 - 11:35am
Vehicle-plow collision snarls Hwy. 35 late Tuesday
A late afternoon collision Tuesday, Feb. 10 between a passenger car and a St. Croix County Highway Dept. maintenance truck sent at least one person to the hospital to be evaluated but apparently didn't result in serious injury. The 5:25 p.m. crash in River Falls' east side occurred...
news / accidents
February 11, 2015 - 9:31am
February 9, 2015
RF fire fights small late night blaze in town of Troy
A small structure fire caused great excitement in a town of Troy neighborhood early Saturday morning. River Falls firefighters, EMS and first responders were called to a structure fire in the town of Troy just before 1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. County emergency dispatchers indicated...
news / region
February 9, 2015 - 12:13pm
February 8, 2015
‘Common Core’ is topic of library talk
The River Falls Public Library has partnered with American Association of University Women (AAUW) to present an informational program on the recently adopted Common Core Educational Standards. Designed to establish a single set of educational standards for K-12 in English and mathematics,...
news / education
February 8, 2015 - 3:07pm
Hospital Auxiliary gets new officers
New Auxiliary officers were installed at the annual meeting at the River Falls Area Hospital in last month. The new officers include Heather Logelin as secretary, Sue Meisner and Glenda Zielski as co-presidents, and Christina Marshall as treasurer. The River Falls Area Hospital...
news / region
February 8, 2015 - 6:00am
February 7, 2015
UWRF alumnus to speak on black student achievement gap
Michael Walker, head of the Office of Black Male Student Achievement for Minneapolis Public Schools will be the keynote speaker Monday, Feb. 2, 6:45-8 in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center at UW-River Falls. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part...
news / education
February 7, 2015 - 1:00pm
February 6, 2015
River Falls, other area departments called to provide mutual aid for building blaze in Spring Valley
River Falls Fire Department was one of several area fire departments called to aid Spring Valley Fire Department in fighting a fire at Schmitt Timber Corporation, N8539 County Rd. B, in Spring Valley. The first call for Spring Valley Fire came through a little after 5 p.m. Friday,...
news / region
February 6, 2015 - 5:23pm
State Rep. Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) held one of his listening sessions at River Falls City Hall Fridayafternoon, Feb. 6, that drew a crowd that filled seating in the City Council chambers. Many questions to Knudson were about Gov. Scott Walker’s new two-year budget, especially...
news / government
February 6, 2015 - 3:52pm
Weekend Happenings, Feb. 6-8
To share your River Falls area events with the Journal, please email reporters Gretta Stark at email@example.com or Deb Eliason at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week in River Falls: Friday: Falls Theatre: Paddington Bear at 7 and 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com. ...
life / arts and entertainment
February 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
Wisconsin lawmaker to be at River Falls City Hall
State Rep. Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) will hold a listening session at River Falls City Hall, 222 Lewis St., starting at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6. The listening session is a time when constituents can show up and ask political questions of Knudson. Hot topics are likely to be Gov....
news / politics
February 6, 2015 - 9:25am
February 5, 2015
Featured guest column: Sowing rice, planting trees, or educating people?
By UW-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen From time to time, all of us experience a series of events that make us think more deeply about ourselves and the world in which we live. I want to share such a series of events with you. Event #1: On Jan. 27, Wisconsin’s Governor...
opinion / columns
February 5, 2015 - 4:30pm
UPDATE: Driver cited after Feb. 3 morning crash at Cemetery Road and South Main Street
One of the drivers in the two-vehicle head-on crash just after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, has been cited by River Falls police for failing to yield the right of way. The crash at South Main and Cemetery briefly tied up morning commuter traffic. One driver, Michelle Maher, 51,...
news / accidents
February 5, 2015 - 12:53pm
Police Beat: Big pooch chases girl, growls at cop
A 43-year-old woman on Sunset Lane in River Falls was cited for letting her dog run at large Sunday morning, Feb. 1. The woman’s large...
news / crime and courts
February 5, 2015 - 9:56am