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Pot, plants, gun allegedly found in rural River Falls raid
Overdose leads to drug arrest in Hudson
Charges: Woman embezzled $250K from River Falls facility
Polaris issues recall on ATVs
Hudson drug arrest follows heroin overdose
crime and courts
Wild side: How do snowbirds find their way home
SCVBL rosters set for Saints exhibition
Honors pile up for Herink
Giving it the old heave, ho
A helping hand for ducks
Relay raises more than $100,000
People asked to rally with Relay
Sixth annual Mr. RFHS: Come for the fun
River Falls Public Library hosts first ever spelling bee
City talks river ecology at second Tech Talk
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Ad For Bids - 2017 Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter Program
PIERCE COUNTY: Notice to Dog Owners
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 4/3/17 Educational Program Committee Meeting
SUMMONS: Applegate v. Eric/ Rachel Sixberry; Case No. 17-SC-121
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/17/17 Proposed Ordinance 2017-1 (Nuisances)
Ruth Mae Vergenz, 90
Linda L. Dulon, 58
Glen H. Andersen, 93
Deborah L. Boles, 65
Linda L. Dulon, 58
Grateful this program survived the chopping block
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
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Adventures of a first-time snowshoe trip
Library Notes: So much going on in the arts, with activities and fantastic reads
Real Estate Showcase
November 29, 2012
Wild Side: A good dog makes hunting a joy
We have been fortunate to have owned a series of great hunting dogs, each one better than the last. Our current dog Badger is a golden retriever...
November 29, 2012 - 2:47pm
April 24, 2009
Encouraging signs of spring
Last winter seemed long. It wasn't the coldest or snowiest in recent memory, but it just hung on. When spring officially arrived we had some...
April 24, 2009 - 1:06pm
March 26, 2009
Wild Side: Good old days on the Big River
From the Twin Cities to St. Louis, fishing on the mighty Mississippi is excellent. There are more walleyes and sauger to catch than ever. Navigation...
March 26, 2009 - 8:40am
Wild Side: Anticipation is half the fun
It seems we all look forward to something. For me, looking forward to outdoor experiences is both a joy and a motivation. Poring over maps, imagining...
February 26, 2009 - 1:19pm
February 12, 2009
Wild Side: Wiley coyotes
Last week Wednesday night was the last of our recent brutal cold spell. The minus-15 degree cold made the rafters on my house contract. The house...
February 12, 2009 - 12:00am
January 16, 2009
Woodworking: I forgive fellow columnist for his disdain of lutefisk
The Journal's outdoor columnist Dan Wilcox has for years been one of my favorite reads in this newspaper. Dan has the rare ability to make writing look easy when actually it's very hard, especially if one writes as graphically as Dan. Also, Dan grew up in Ohio, where I spent much...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
Wild Side: All quiet in the marsh
I pass by the marsh on the upper Trimbelle River on my way to and from work almost every day. The marsh is a favorite place to watch the seasons...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
December 4, 2008
Tradition continues at Foster's End deer hunting camp
One of the oldest deer hunting traditions in Wisconsin continues at Foster's End, a camp at the end of Snuss Boulevard at the south end of Mason...
December 4, 2008 - 12:00am
October 9, 2008
Wild Side: A great time of year
Now that the maples are glowing red and yellow, we have plenty of choices for things to do when we aren't working and worrying about politics...
October 9, 2008 - 12:00am
September 25, 2008
Wild Side: Cruising on the Big Lake
Lake Superior is special. One of the largest lakes of the world, it holds more water than the rest of the Great Lakes combined. It's clear and cold, an ultra-oligotrophic lake with low nutrients and sparse aquatic life. The water temperature in most of the lake remains about 40?F...
September 25, 2008 - 12:00am
August 28, 2008
Wild Side: Unintended consequences: Trans fats in herring gulls
Unintended consequences result when a simple system tries to regulate a complex system. Governments often operate with limited information, short time horizons, low feedback and questionable incentives. Society and ecosystems in contrast are complex, evolving, with high feedback...
August 28, 2008 - 12:00am
August 14, 2008
Moving water has a fascinating vitality. Like watching fire, flowing water is mesmerizing. The fluid dynamics are constantly changing patterns of turbulence and color and light. We have spiritual attachment to rivers; as well we should because they are life-giving. We also have...
August 14, 2008 - 12:00am
July 3, 2008
Wild Side: Smart use of floodplains
Smartweeds (Polygonum family) are native plants adapted to an amphibious life. There are about 15 species of smartweeds growing in our region in floodplains, shallow marshes, disturbed areas and farm fields. They have a remarkable ability to continue to grow when flooded and to flourish...
July 3, 2008 - 12:00am
June 5, 2008
Wild Side: A fine time on the water
Early in the morning on the May 3 opening day of fishing this year, Gerry Keithley and I motored up Big Chetak Lake into a snow squall driven by a 20 mile-per-hour wind. We were bundled up but it really wasn't very comfortable. In the somewhat sheltered north end of the lake we...
June 5, 2008 - 12:00am
February 21, 2008
Wild Side: Contemplating the extreme sport of ice fishing
In 1676, Isaac Walton and his fishing friend Charles Cotton published the fifth edition of Walton's book, "The Complete Angler; or, Contemplative Man's Recreation." Those guys contemplated about angling for grayling and trout in the summer on clear streams in England. They were...
February 21, 2008 - 12:00am