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December 19, 2012
Auditors, UW, tangle about broadband
December 19, 2012 - 4:11pm
December 17, 2012
General Manager of the River Falls Municipal Utility, Carl Gaulke, retires at the end of December after 41 years on the job. 
<i>Debbie Griffn photo</i>
Utility pro hangs up hard hat
December 17, 2012 - 9:09am
December 6, 2012
Tim Wiste (left) and Dan Treichel returned home about a week before Thanksgiving from a trip to help East Coast electric workers restore power to storm victims. 
<i>Submitted photo</i>
Electric experts help reconnect East Coast
December 6, 2012 - 9:40am
December 5, 2012
Lawmaker wants to ban political 'robocalls'
December 5, 2012 - 3:12pm
November 27, 2012
UW-River Falls Prof. Jim Madsen stands in front of a C-17 military transport aircraft in Christchurch, New Zealand, before departing to McMurdo Station on the coast of Antarctica on the way to the South Pole. Madsen has made two trips there, but says data is transmitted north over satellites so traveling to the South Pole isn't necessary to do the science.
<i>Submitted photo</i>
Ponder this 'strange telescope' buried deep at the South Pole
November 27, 2012 - 8:32am
November 7, 2012
River Falls resident Eric Romanowicz works at Mondus Motorsports in Hudson and recently traveled to Japan for an international Yamaha competition. He competed with 28 other Yamaha technicians from 20 countries; the competition included written, technical and customer-service tests. 
<i>Debbie Griffin photo</i>
Top tech returns from Japan with high honors
November 7, 2012 - 10:20am
November 2, 2012
Tim Wiste (left) and Dan Treichel headed out Thursday, Nov. 1, in one of the city's trucks to Tannersville, Penn. They're among about a dozen crews traveling to the storm-ravaged area. 
<i>Submitted photo</i>
Utility sends help to east coast
November 2, 2012 - 9:13am
November 1, 2012
Reuben Herfindahl owns and operates a computer-services business that leased a downtown Main Street office space this summer that recently opened with regular hours. 
<i>Journal file photo</i>
Digital Brigade occupies retail space
November 1, 2012 - 11:31am
October 10, 2012
Tech firms worry about broadband funding
October 10, 2012 - 3:33pm
Resident worries about proposed radio tower
October 10, 2012 - 2:33pm
September 14, 2012
FBI warns of ransomware computer infection
September 14, 2012 - 2:10pm
September 6, 2012
Internet provider confirms outage
September 6, 2012 - 12:19pm
Virgil Johnson stands in his backyard on Falls Street that's laid out with three rainwater and two storage barrels that pump a watery mist to cool and clean his old central air conditioner. Part of his Rain Barrel Mister system uses about 100 feet of garden hoses with links and valves. The rainwater can also be redirected for use on flowers, gardens and lawns. Johnson's says his device will cut utility bills because it allows air conditioners to cool a house faster using less power.
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His encore: Cool invention!
September 6, 2012 - 11:41am
August 27, 2012
'No Call List' deadline Aug. 31
August 27, 2012 - 2:07pm
August 22, 2012
Some of the equipment coming out of the power plant is staged just outside the building before pickup and transport. 
<i>Debbie Griffin photos</i>
Power plant engines slowly depart
August 22, 2012 - 11:30am