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WisDOT puts the brakes on construction for holiday travel
UPDATE: Inmate apprehended in Minneapolis after prison van taken over
Wisconsin roundup: Lawmakers continue UW tuition freeze, drop 2018 tuition cut; 10 more state news stories
Mustafa crime family member charged in St. Croix County
Alleged 2-state crime spree ends with Taser incident in Prescott
crime and courts
Where the buffalo roam
Record-setting relay: Girls 4x400 breaks 36-year-old BRC mark
Falcon roundup: UWRF Page golf outing June 19; Volleyball announces camp dates
Wildcats split with Chippewa
Booters gear up for playoffs
Antiques expert returns to RF Library June 10
The Busby brothers of River Falls
A cure for procrastination: Surgeon combines diverse background in decision-making framework
Health briefs: Biking for health in New Richmond; blood donation opportunities
Pierce County Fair most admired senior citizen
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: New Ordinance 2017-12
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 6/6/17 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: Ad For Bids- Glover Road Reconstruction
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 6/19/17 Public Hearing - Peterson Farms permit
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 6/5/17 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Jennifer J. Hinz, 42
Bruce R. Wigent, 73
Myra J. Krause, 71
Floy M. Born, 95
Doris L. Larson, 94
Is there a 'good' tax?
Letters to the editor: Juvenile justice system touted; Food drive a success
Arts Minded: Distinction in music between exclusivity and inclusivity
Library Notes: Your favorite authors have lined up visits
Editorial: Honor WWII vets as nation salutes WWI
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February 25, 2009
Committee to hold public hearing on banning Indian mascots and names
The state Assembly's Education Committee will hold a public hearing March 17 on the bill that would ban Indian team names and mascots in Wisconsin public schools. Dozens of names and logos have vanished in recent years, but there are still about 40 of them out there. Under the...
February 25, 2009 - 9:25am
January 16, 2009
Snow days are really frosty days; one more extends school year
Normally school is called off because of heavy snow. Friday marked the second straight day that bitter cold canceled school in River Falls. That gives students a four-day weekend. However, if school is canceled again, the school year in June will be extended. Superintendent Tom Westerhaus...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
October 24, 2008
School enrollment dips, could spell trouble later
While the school district's long-range planning shows modest growth, the number of students attending River Falls public schools dropped by 28 this fall and stands at 2,948. "It was very much a surprise," admitted Finance Director Chad Smurawa, adding that state aid won't be cut...
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
October 13, 2008
Cash-strapped Milwaukee school district spending high in fringe benefits
Milwaukee school teachers get 61.5 cents in fringe benefits for every dollar in wages. That's much higher than a group of 33 similar school districts and public employers, both in Wisconsin and elsewhere. The Segal consultants of New York unveiled the figures, just as Mayor Tom...
October 13, 2008 - 12:00am
September 19, 2008
Milwaukee school district to consider dissolving
Could you imagine Wisconsin's largest school system going under? It's being talked about in Milwaukee, after the School Board voted 6-3 last night to look into dissolving the district. The surprise vote came after Superintendent Bill Andrekopolous and several board members gave...
September 19, 2008 - 12:00am
September 11, 2008
New teachers hired at private schools
Three new faces can be found smiling at St. Bridget Parish School, 135 E. Division St., this fall. Those smiles belong to Chanda McDonnell, Mary Gribble and Lisa Strub. Another set of three new teachers are becoming acquainted with students, staff and parents at Good Shepherd Christian...
September 11, 2008 - 12:00am
August 28, 2008
Is there anything new, improved, different this fall?
Seven chief school administrators were asked to list any changes students, staff and parents can expect to experience as the 2008-2009 school year begins. School District Superintendent Tom Westerhaus was asked to make a few brief comments about what he's anticipating on and after...
August 28, 2008 - 12:00am
Meet, greet new school staff
Fourteen new men and women have joined the school district's staff as school begins next week. Linda Berg, Hometown: Chippewa Falls College education: Graduated in 1984 from DePaul University in Chicago Family: My husband's name is Kyle. We have two children: Ivy, a 20-year-old...
August 28, 2008 - 12:00am
July 31, 2008
Editorial: Revised policy worth the wait
The tradition of the high school's open campus goes back for decades. Another tradition, not as old, is to debate whether to keep or drop open campus. That debate continues at least until winter, and we see nothing wrong with the delay. A diverse committee is being formed to bring...
July 31, 2008 - 12:00am
July 22, 2008
High school open campus policy headed for change
The school board Monday night couldn't decide - for now. But by winter a final decision is expected that will once and for all settle whether the high school remains an open campus where students can leave for lunch or whether it is closed and such departures are banned. To complicate...
July 22, 2008 - 12:00am
May 15, 2008
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF RIVER FALLS: 5/19/08 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING AGENDA
MONDAY, MAY 19, 2008 RIVER FALLS HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER 818 CEMETERY ROAD 1. CALL TO ORDER - 7:00 PM 2. MANNER OF PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF MEETING 3. PUBLIC COMMENT: A. Acknowledgement/ Recognition B. Hearing of visitors or delegations 4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA/ CONSENT...
May 15, 2008 - 12:00am
May 8, 2008
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF RIVER FALLS: 5/12/08 PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MEETING
Monday, May 12, 2008 - 7:30 p.m. Central Office Conference Room, 852 E Division St., River Falls, WI 54022 AGENDA Call to order; manner of public notification of meeting; hearing of visitors or delegations; schedule the next personnel committee meeting; request for anticipated...
May 8, 2008 - 12:00am
May 1, 2008
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF RIVER FALLS: 5/5/08 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING
Monday, May 5, 2008 - 6 p.m. Central Administrative Office Building, 852 East Division Street, River Falls, WI 54022 AGENDA Call to order; manner of public notification of meeting; hearing of visitors or delegations; Approve request for proposal to seek partnership with financial...
May 1, 2008 - 12:00am
April 17, 2008
Why not come to Project Life?
A fun occasion aimed at students at Meyer Middle School, St. Bridget's and Good Shepherd Christian Academy is planned for Friday, April 19, from 4-7 p.m., at the high school. It's called Project Life. The organizer is high school senior Jada Butler. Financial assistance comes from...
April 17, 2008 - 12:00am
March 27, 2008
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF RIVER FALLS: Request for Bids
The School District of River Falls is accepting bids for: Suburban's, Transport Vehicles, School Buses, Plow Trucks, Asphalt Paving/Seal coating/Patching, Bathroom Facility Updates, Bradley Sink Replacements, Flooring/Tile Replacements, Chain-Link Fencing, Door Replacements, Weight...
March 27, 2008 - 12:00am