Skip to main content
River Falls Journal
Duty calls for National Guard command sergeant major from River Falls
Wisconsin roundup: Meth-related inmates outpace OWI in Eau Claire; man in court on dog-dragging charges; seven more state news stories
Back the blue? Sure, how about with 111 shirts!
Kuehni to be charged again with homicide, will be released on bail
Wisconsin roundup: Equipment issue does not delay St. Croix River Crossing; state ACT scores drop; 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
Tigers claw Wildcats in football opener
Fighting Fish return to state baseball finals
Wildcats scrimmage in Osceola
Fighting Fish win rain-shortened home finale
Northland Outdoors TV: Minnesota’s high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
Judgment: She's fiddling her way to the top
Featured photo: Sunset
ID event aims to keep dogs and owners forever united
Gardeners to check out Future Farm
Bacon Bash grows, will feature new events this year
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
PUBLIC NOTICE - TIMBER SALE BY BID: Cylon State Wildlife Area
TOWN OF MARTELL: Ad For Bids- New Town Maintenance Building
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
ADJOURNED FORECLOSURE: Bremer Bank v. Brian J. O'Leary; Case 15-CV-121
Margaret Oleson, 87
Darold Dean Pechacek, 89
Marilyn T. Delander, 84
Shirley Mae Christenson, 89
Shirley Mae Christenson, 89
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
Featured River Falls Journal letters of the week from St. Croix & Pierce district attorneys
Real Estate Showcase
May 29, 2009
Wood Working: Seeds or skins? Just part of the Great Potato Debate
In these parlous times, it's a great day when matters of a financial nature go your way. In the past few months my retirement account has been bombarded, thanks to the jackals of Wall Street. My wife hasn't done too well either.
May 29, 2009 - 3:28pm
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 29, 2009
A wag of my acquaintance once said that word processors are ruining the art of biography. He explained that it's so easy to type on them (no carriage return, no worries of hyphenation, etc.), that "if Moses had one, there'd be 17 commandments rather than 10." In some ways it's true....
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 24, 2009
Wood Working: Seatless in Ixtapa: Hey, you can go home again
About 30 years ago, Ruth and I made our first trip to Mexico. We bought a package from Sun Country Tours and took off for Mexico's newest resort location, Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa. And we've never been back until last month. We had never been back because our first trip wasn't exactly...
April 24, 2009 - 3:12pm
April 22, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 22, 2009
As I've mentioned before, I love to read books that embrace a specific locale. In fact I got started reading when I was in high school and someone told me about Sinclair Lewis, a writer who grew up in a small town, like me.
April 22, 2009 - 12:00am
April 15, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 15, 2009
'They roused him with muffins -- they roused him with ice -- They roused him with mustard and cress -- They roused him with jam and judicious advice -- They set him conundrums to guess. When at length he sat up and was able to speak His sad story he offered to tell: And the...
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 10, 2009
Wood Working: Much is revealed reading between the lines of history
Last week I wrote about Jim Farmer loaning me his father's copy of "A History of Northern Wisconsin," published in 1881. It was interesting because it contained data on my hometown, including prosperous citizens who paid to have their names mentioned, who are no longer remembered...
April 10, 2009 - 1:14am
April 8, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 8, 2009
After graduating from Harvard, Sara Houghteling studied for her master's degree in fine arts at the University of Michigan, where she received a Fulbright Scholarship to Paris and one of Michigan's highest honors, the Avery Hopwood Award for novels. This bodes well for the young...
April 8, 2009 - 12:00am
March 20, 2009
Wood Working: Friends' good wishes tickle my funny bone
I have a friend who goes through a routine every time he and his wife are out shopping. Where ever they might be, Macy's, Shopko, Freeman Drug or the Dollar Store, my friend maneuvers his wife toward the greeting card department. Once there he says, "Oh, love of my life, look here...
March 20, 2009 - 1:11am
March 18, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, March 18, 2009
Sports, restaurants and graphic novels make a variety of good reads. Baseball is getting underway, so for a behind-the-scenes look could I suggest "Under the March Sun: The Story of Spring Training," by Charles Fountain (Oxford University Press, $24.95)? Northeastern University...
March 18, 2009 - 7:39am
March 6, 2009
Woodworking: Finding the hook that keeps them reading all about it
With long-established newspapers folding (Capitol Times in Madison) or going into chapter 13 (Star Tribune in Minneapolis), there's lots of talk about how to save the institution that has been so important to the fostering of democracy in these United States. One idea that's been...
March 6, 2009 - 8:52am
March 4, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, March 4, 2009
Award-winning Minnesota poet Larry Schug just sent me his new book, a gem called "Arrogant Bones,"(North Star Press, $12.95). Schug works at the College of St. Benedict, by St. John's University, where Sen. and poet Eugene McCarthy went to schools. Schug's down-to-earth, sardonic...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am
February 26, 2009
Woodworking: What's this? My memories all go way, way back
One of the jokes about my Grandpa Wood was that he could recall with precision what happened to him 50 years ago, but was stumped if you asked what he had done yesterday. I'm no grandfather, but now the joke is on me.
February 26, 2009 - 9:38am
February 25, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Feb. 25, 2009
A new book sheds new light on a well-known historical educator. "Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington," by Robert J. Norell (Harvard University Press, $35) is a fine new look at a historical figure who has suffered a bad rap for too long. Booker T. Washington has taken...
February 25, 2009 - 10:50am
February 13, 2009
False alarms cost same as real ones
A wood-burning stove triggered a false alarm Tuesday evening last week after a passerby noticed smoke coming from behind Melgard Monument, 266...
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am
February 11, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Feb. 11, 2009
I'm proud and happy to work for newspaper organizations who still believe it's important to publish news about books and the folks who write them. In the past few years I've gotten the impression that other newspapers consider books as little more than competition for their own...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am