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Who can blame her for dreaming of a White Christmas?
UPDATE: Iowa woman dies of injuries suffered in Hwy. 63 head-on
Deal reached to lease bar for school conversion
Police stop fight after ‘rear naked choke hold;’ nab male shoplifter with a woman’s red coat
St. Croix Drug Task Force makes huge pot bust
crime and courts
Frisbie All-American, again
Wildcat gymnasts soar
Wild Side: Hunting scarce and elusive pheasants
Wildcat boys top B-W in home opener
Wild Side: Change of pace: Deer Hunting in the Banana Belt
Sweet competition: See library gingerbread contest entries
Weekend Happenings: Dec. 19-21
Video: St. Bridget's School Christmas concert
These club members want kids to know that ‘Bird is the Word’
Christmas spirit for the Free Clinic, take three
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Property Tax Payments - Pierce & St. Croix Counties
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 1/5/15 Special Meeting - Renaissance Bldg. Lease
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: Ordinance 2014-04 - Implements of Husbandry
TOWN OF TROY: 1/8/15 Plan Commission Meeting
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 1/6/15 Town Board Meeting
Virginia Rodli, 101
Glen L. Bottolfson, 69
Timothy Teeter, 54
M. Jeremy Stowall, 85
Gerald A. Lee, 75
Days Gone By: 1954 McKahan fire
Column: Getting into the holiday spirit with ‘A Christmas Carol’
Days Gone By: Brownies 1974
Get Out! Deals
November 28, 2014
Weekend Happenings: Nov. 28-30
This week in River Falls: Friday: River Dazzle Parade: 6:30 p.m. on Main Street. Falls Theatre: Mockingjay at 7 and 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com. Library lower level: Good Neighbors: The Community Art Show. Nov. 9 to Dec. 14. The contributing artists...
life / events
November 28, 2014 - 4:13pm
Winter chills don’t freeze out River Dazzle
Many people were out and about on River Falls’s Main Street going from business to business enjoying chili, and stopping to see Santa and Mrs. Claus in Riverwalk Mercantile, as well as reindeer in Veterans’ Park and more. For more photos, please see the Dec. 4 print edition...
life / events
November 28, 2014 - 3:32pm
Award-winning teacher shares techniques to nuture learning
For St. Bridget School’s fifth grade teacher Loretta Wilbur, teaching is a labor of love, and a team effort. “Without each other’s support, I couldn’t be who I am, and done the things I’ve done,” Wilbur said. “From our principal to the other teachers...you are as...
news / education
November 28, 2014 - 10:19am
Tech college grad hopes new skills will lead to local job
EAU CLAIRE– The fact that River Falls is so much different from his native Minneapolis is one of the reasons James Walker hopes his work as a community service officer with the River Falls Police Department develops into something bigger in the future. “I’d like to start...
November 28, 2014 - 6:00am
November 27, 2014
Hazards of the road: Jerry’s Towing urges motorists to ‘move over’
“Everyone working on the sides of the roads wants to go home to their families as much as those hurrying down the road.” Those are heartfelt words spoken by Travis Fitzl, the financial controller of Jerry’s Towing/Midwest Star Group, based in Roberts. Fitzl is referring...
November 27, 2014 - 6:00am
November 26, 2014
City hires new taxi provider
The City of River Falls will have a new company driving its taxis next year. The City Council approved an agreement with Running Inc. for the 2015 taxi service year at its Tuesday, Nov. 25 meeting. To fulfill state and federal requirements, the city issued a request for proposals...
news / government
November 26, 2014 - 3:10pm
Live it up and join these swinging couples
For the 10th year running, the River Falls Community Arts base is bringing a series of old-fashioned barn dances to River Falls. It all started when local poet and CAB member Thomas Smith, his wife Krista Spieler, and Sue and Dick Beckham started driving to Maiden Rock for Friday...
arts and entertainment
November 26, 2014 - 6:00am
November 25, 2014
Featured photo: Eagle
Kelly Dusk took this week's featured photo on Nov. 22, on County Road W, about 8 miles east of the city. "My grandmother and I were driving around when we came upon a few trees with 14 Bald Eagles in them," Dusk said. "We sat and watched them for a good half hour. They would come...
life / arts and entertainment
November 25, 2014 - 10:00am
Tips for a healthier holiday
"No need to wait until the New Year to get healthy," says Romaine Hanson. She just opened International Nutrition Counseling, 504 S. Main Street in the Horizan Chiropractic building. Here's her advice to stay on a healthy track throughout the holiday season known. Eat a...
life / health
November 25, 2014 - 6:00am
November 21, 2014
Weekend Happenings: Nov. 21-23
This week in River Falls: Friday: Mockingjay at 7 and 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com. Library lower level: Good Neighbors:...
life / events
November 21, 2014 - 4:14pm
They want your blood
The River Falls Blood Drive is going on right now at the American Legion Hall, 701 N. Main Street, Friday, Nov. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Gerry Mattson of the American Legion says "we always need more people to give blood, so come on down."
life / health
November 21, 2014 - 10:21am
Deep freeze doesn’t spoil his sunny side
When winter snow arrived in early November, 16-year-old River Falls High School junior Imran Jocson didn’t complain – he celebrated. “Monday was the first time I saw snow,” the Filipino exchange student said. “First thing I did when I woke up, went to the back yard, grabbed...
life / family
November 21, 2014 - 6:00am
November 19, 2014
Gifts for Gregory’s
River Falls Junior Girl Scout Troop 54227 spent a recent weekend at Dick’s Fresh Market collecting donations and funds for Gregory’s Gift...
news / region
November 19, 2014 - 4:52pm
November 17, 2014
Meyer Middle School celebrates veterans
Meyer Middle School celebrates Veterans Day every year by inviting veterans to their program. The program includes music by the band and choir, student speakers, the American Legion Honor Guard and more. For more photos please see the Nov. 20 print edition of the River Falls ...
life / celebrations
November 17, 2014 - 10:48am
November 15, 2014
Editorial: Let’s get this intersection fixed
The death last week of pedestrian Florence Carlson got local people talking again about the safety – or lack of safety – at North Main and Union streets. A few combined for a letter to the editor and others lit up the Journal’s Facebook page: Debra Bowers: “My Aunt Claire...
November 15, 2014 - 6:00am