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TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 8/21/17 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
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RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/21/17 Regular Board Meeting
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Town of River Falls
March 1, 2012
Updated policy coming for town strays
The River Falls Town Board discussed the final steps of its new animal control process at the regular Feb. 20 meeting. Town Board Supervisor LeRoy Kusilek is responsible for taking in stray animals around the township and holding them until they're claimed. The Town Board is developing...
March 1, 2012 - 9:51am
February 10, 2012
Town of River Falls: Weigh in on frac-sand mining
The town of River Falls will hold a public hearing at 8 p.m. Monday, March 5, before passing a moratorium that will regulate frac-sand mining. The town will work with its attorney, Bob Loberg, to develop a six-month moratorium. This will give the town time to create laws to regulate...
February 10, 2012 - 8:29am
January 26, 2012
Letter: Another lawmaker cloaks his vision with ideology
I don't know where to start with state Rep. Dean Knudson of Hudson. He's smart. I've met him on several occasions and corresponded through email. Most recently he emailed saying he and his cohorts in Madison are studying the Wisconsin Retirement system to see how they can 'reform'...
January 26, 2012 - 2:19pm
January 25, 2012
EMS at Have-a-Heart
On Jan. 12, the River Falls EMS visited Have A Heart Inc. to meet clients and give tours of an ambulance. "This was a great experience for both...
January 25, 2012 - 8:37am
January 12, 2012
Letter: Without public investment, we lose intellectual acclaim
As a school psychologist, I have more than a passing interest in Jillian Dexheimer's story in last week's Journal on 'Brainpower.' Business Journals has rated cities throughout the country on the brainpower of residents age 25 and older. River Falls (8.531) scored well in the...
January 12, 2012 - 8:50am
January 5, 2012
Letter: Child who does good treated as if doing bad
Yesterday I walked around our neighborhood block with my husband, my seven-year-old son, and my dog. My son decided that he wanted to pick up trash. He filled one bag, and was working on a second bag when we turned a corner to head home. There is a vacant lot with tall grasses...
January 5, 2012 - 8:43am
December 30, 2011
For town Parks Committee, it's back to the drawing board
Parks Committee Chairman Dennis Zielski again presented his proposal for Anderson Park, W9978 792 St., to the Town of River Falls board Dec. 19. Zielski asked the board to allow $1,800 for the planting of native grasses and wildflowers at the park. During the Dec. 5 regular board...
December 30, 2011 - 3:53pm
December 23, 2011
Letter: You people are so very generous
Many thanks to the people of the River Falls area for their generous donations to the Christmas Gift Shop for Hospitalized Veterans at the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center. Also, many thanks to Freeman Drug Store for the use of the window and all its help. The...
December 23, 2011 - 8:16am
December 20, 2011
Parks committee handed another disappointment
At the Dec. 19 Town of River Falls board meeting the parks committee asked for reconsideration on the Anderson Park, W9978 792 St., budget. Dennis Zielski, parks committee chairman, asked the board to allow $1,800 for the planting of native grasses and wildflowers at the park. During...
December 20, 2011 - 9:28am
December 16, 2011
Letter: Concerned about proposed program for 4-year-olds
Perhaps many children could benefit from a four-year-old kindergarten experience, but I have to question the funding that allows the program to become a money maker.
December 16, 2011 - 12:52pm
December 13, 2011
Blaze destroys rural RF house
Firefighters were called to a town of River Falls house for a blaze that had engulfed the attached garage and had spread to the house at 1 p.m....
December 13, 2011 - 8:40am
November 17, 2011
Town of River Falls: ATV law OK'd for 2012
The lack of public objections regarding all-terrain-vehicle users on 720th Avenue has allowed the River Falls Town Board to approve continued usage there. A new law for 2012 was approved at the Nov. 7 regular board meeting. The temporary trial use of 720th by ATVs last summer...
November 17, 2011 - 9:07am
Letter: Awed, touched
Thank you to those involved in presenting the Veterans Day program at Meyer Middle School. Speakers and musicians were well prepared and each was impressive. Thanks also to those who contributed behind the scenes, in preparation and clean-up. The audience appreciation was demonstrated...
November 17, 2011 - 8:46am
Letter: We dare not ignore them
I am listening to public radio on Thursday, Nov. 10. This is a call-in program for veterans in distress. Some are homeless women and men living under bridges and out in the woods, and tearful men and women calling in who have given their innocence for our country and we, yes you...
November 17, 2011 - 8:34am
Letter: State recall becomes our Pandora's Box
The solidly funded Recall Walker effort has begun. Our constitutionally elected governor will now have to spend time owed to Wisconsin governance defending his values, actions and policies against people who disagree with him. We're told that Gov. Walker is anti-education because...
November 17, 2011 - 8:29am