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Sex offender charged in River Falls assault
Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
Police Beat: Store employees try to detain drunk driver
Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
Bauer, Maplethorpe appointed to CVTC Board
crime and courts
Wildcat football winners in week 2
Tigers claw Wildcats in football opener
Fighting Fish return to state baseball finals
Wildcats scrimmage in Osceola
Fighting Fish win rain-shortened home finale
Scout award recipients learn about birds, food and themselves
Weekend Happenings Aug. 26-28
Judgment: She's fiddling her way to the top
Featured photo: Sunset
ID event aims to keep dogs and owners forever united
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 9/6/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting Agenda and Hearing
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 9/13/16 Special Budget Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 9/7/16 Special Meeting (Closed Session)
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/6/16 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Evelyn "Evie Jo" Sumner, 86
Patricia Anne Smith Neir, 65
Diane A. Olson, 73
Betty G. Schaar, 70
Margaret Oleson, 87
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
Featured column: Roadside trouble leads to reality check on privilege
Featured editorial: Sooner not later, let's pave the way
Her long career at River Falls City Hall coming to an end
Football rivalries tame compared to social media rancor
Real Estate Showcase
Town of River Falls
August 22, 2011
What's new at your school?
With the 2011-12 school year fast approaching, students in River Falls are buying supplies to prepare. They aren't the only ones preparing. The...
August 22, 2011 - 9:48am
August 11, 2011
River Falls school referendum II: This time, multiple choice
At a special meeting last week, River Falls School Board members quickly concluded that with a few "tweaks" they could turn defeat into victory by holding a slightly revised referendum format in November. Last April, by a narrow margin (51.7%-48.3%), school district voters rejected...
August 11, 2011 - 10:02am
August 5, 2011
RF Town resident claims road visibility poor
At its Aug. 1 regular meeting, the River Falls Town Board heard from local farmer Terry Kusilek as he criticized inadequate driver visibility on some town roads. Kusilek travels often on Happy Valley Road and said it's not always easy to see clearly while driving. He said he's complained...
August 5, 2011 - 1:25pm
July 28, 2011
Substandard work on River Falls Town Hall needs to be redone
Another Town of River Falls board meeting was spent touring the Town Hall discussing repairs. The work in question had been put to bid. Contractor...
July 28, 2011 - 2:59pm
July 11, 2011
River Falls town resident wants better road upkeep
The River Falls Town Board listened at its July 5 meeting while Wade Frevert, W10042 690th Ave., criticized the town's road maintenance.
July 11, 2011 - 11:09am
June 16, 2011
Letter: Our state being auctioned to rich corporations
With six recall elections scheduled for July 12, our Republican representatives are quickly introducing and passing new legislation. To gain time to secure all of their interests, the Republican Party decided to run "fake democrats" -- forcing a primary and pushing back the election....
June 16, 2011 - 9:39am
June 9, 2011
Letter: My vote is for common sense
I recently drove by a home that had a hand painted sign, "We want Moore for WI." I'm wondering if this household realizes the "Moore" they will be getting is, "Moore" spending, "Moore" deficits, "Moore" taxes, and "Moore" restrictions. Sheila has voted to make property tax limits...
June 9, 2011 - 8:37am
May 31, 2011
Have-a-Heart bike run June 25
Have A Heart, an organization offering respite services for children and adults and more, located in the town of River Falls at W10356 Hwy. 29,...
May 31, 2011 - 3:10pm
May 27, 2011
Town of RF: After all costs get sorted out, road projects OK'd
Roadwork season is in full swing in most areas and the town of River Falls is no exception. Bids for road projects were analyzed and presented at the town's May 16 meeting. After going through the numbers and going over the current budget, Town Highway employee Brian Weber was...
May 27, 2011 - 10:12am
May 26, 2011
Letter: Grateful for this compassionate school
We just want to thank Mrs. Follstad's 3rd grade class and all of the staff and students at Rocky Branch Elementary for being so kind to our son, Carter. It has been an amazing journey with Carter since he was diagnosed six years ago with autism. The staff and all of Carter's classmates...
May 26, 2011 - 12:10pm
May 19, 2011
Letter: Republicans riding Obama's coattails
I read, with interest, Sheila Harsdorf's recent letter in which she reports that the Wisconsin business climate has climbed some 17 states in the rankings of Chief Executive magazine. As a scientist, of sorts, I found a jump of that magnitude uncommon, so I Googled ChiefExecutive.net. The...
May 19, 2011 - 10:24am
Letter: Moving day ahead for these politicians
Boxes, lamps and sofas moved from apartments to trailers and trucks as students with gowns draped over their arms and weary parents walked about the Madison campus this weekend. Moving day is a moving experience for students and families as they separate what has been from what will...
May 19, 2011 - 10:23am
May 12, 2011
Town of River Falls: Board tours Town Hall, comes up with to-do list
The May 2 River Falls Town Board meeting kicked off with an adventure of climbing ladders up to an attic and wielding flashlights to explore a dark basement. Town Board Chairwoman Diana Smith and supervisors explored these seldom-used areas of the Town Hall. They found things to...
May 12, 2011 - 4:01pm
Letter: Divided government would bring balance
As a nation, and a state, we seem to be getting more and more polarized on both sides. In the latest survey I read, even the central moderates are getting more polarized, and so the chance of any meaningful discussion of issues seems to be disappearing. For me this has come into...
May 12, 2011 - 3:19pm
May 5, 2011
Letter: Harsdorf, her party: Many troubling, unanswered questions
When Harsdorf tells her supporters that protesters are concerned only with their paychecks, she pits neighbor against neighbor. While neighbors bicker, she remains silent regarding the drastic changes to our state that she supports. Her constituents want to know: --Why didn't...
May 5, 2011 - 9:30am