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River Falls Journal
Getting in the swing, keeping it local
New Richmond teen will see juvenile, criminal consequences
Nation’s high court hears St. Croix County case
Wisconsin roundup: New figures, new debate about school voucher program; state justices refuse to reveal votes in tied case; 8 more state news stories
Wisconsin roundup: Bill calls for automatic prison in OWI fatalities; vets in line for entrepreneurship aid; 7 more state news stories
crime and courts
Giving it the old heave, ho
A helping hand for ducks
Wildcat gymnasts state runners-up
Falcon men advance to WIAC title game
Wildcats BRC champs
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
Friday's St. Paddy's Day should be lively
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 2/28/17 Council Meeting Minutes
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 3/28/17 Council Meeting Agenda
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 4/11/17 Public Hearing re: Proposed Ordinances
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: New Ordinances 2017-02 through 2017-08
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 3/30/17 Public Test of Voting Equipment
Grace L. Nelson, 85
Lorin 'Beaner' Frey, 81
Judith L. "Judi" Helmer, 52
Earl R. Mack, 79
Robert J. Krear, 65
Grateful this program survived the chopping block
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
FEATURED LETTER: Support our paper!
Adventures of a first-time snowshoe trip
Library Notes: So much going on in the arts, with activities and fantastic reads
Real Estate Showcase
March 8, 2017
St. Mary's Big River holds meal-packing event
St. Mary's - Big River chruch, W10137 570th Ave., is planning its first-ever Meals from the Heart meal-packing event. The event is set for 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11.The goal is to pack 30,000 meals. There are two types, vegetable rice, and pizza macaroni meals, each of which...
March 8, 2017 - 4:56pm
March 6, 2017
8th Annual Bowls for Hope event to benefit the Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County
Each March UWisconsin-River Falls works with the community to raise funds through the Bowls for Hope even to help a worthy organization make a difference in the St. Croix Valley. This year, Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County – Moolah for Milk program has been selected as...
March 6, 2017 - 12:15pm
December 4, 2016
Featured editorial: They keep at it, keep us going
We feature them every year at this time — Jerry Carter and Mel Germanson, two men in the their mid-80s, the Grumpy Old Men. They aren't grumpier than anybody else. Years ago they gave themselves that name as a spoof on the popular 1993 movie — starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau...
December 4, 2016 - 6:00am
December 3, 2016
Featured reader letter
Moratorium needed to protect drinking waterKim DupreEmeraldThe St. Croix County Board is reviewing a moratorium on new or expanding industrial farms due to concerns over water quality in our country. Recently, three additional families in Emerald township are without access to safe...
December 3, 2016 - 6:00am
November 24, 2016
Featured Guest Column: Consider ways to give a tasty, healthy kick to your chili
The warm, strong taste of chili provides delicious comfort to your stomach and winter-worn soul. From chilly fall days to cold winter evenings, chili offers a cozy satisfaction at suppertime for many Wisconsinites. Our town shows its love for chili each year with the River Falls annual...
November 24, 2016 - 4:00pm
November 23, 2016
Grumpy Old Men
These two beloved characters having been holding two-day, post-Thanksgiving Day food drives in downtown River Falls for more than 20 years. This...
November 23, 2016 - 6:00am
November 22, 2016
'I'm not eating that': When teen diets conflict with Thanksgiving
Some families gathering for Thanksgiving this week may have something to argue about besides politics: what to do when teens at the table follow a different diet than everyone else. One in six U.S. parents say their teen has tried a diet that is vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan or paleo...
November 22, 2016 - 4:00pm
Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. all are welcome! St Bridget Catholic Church, 211 E Division St. will host this year’s non-demoninational,...
November 22, 2016 - 10:42am
October 5, 2016
Featured photo: Late Harvest
Mark and Mara DeBoe, of the town of Pleasant Valley, shared this featured photo Mara calls "Last Cutting," "Late Cutting," or "Late Harvest."...
Life/arts and entertainment
October 5, 2016 - 1:56pm
September 29, 2016
Small brewery preparing to open on Main Street
A new face is coming soon to downtown River Falls. Construction begins in October at 122 S. Main Street for what owner and founder Dustin Dodge...
September 29, 2016 - 5:00am
September 15, 2016
It's here again: Big bacon festival in River Falls is Sept. 17-18 weekend
“Anyone who is looking to enjoy two days of bacon will be in ‘hog heaven’ at Bacon Bash,” said Judy Berg, Chamber of Commerce Tourism...
September 15, 2016 - 9:57am
August 28, 2016
Scout award recipients learn about birds, food and themselves
Recently a group of 14-year-old girls could be seen using a post driver to install signs along the White Pathway, and Kinnickinnic Pathway by...
August 28, 2016 - 6:00am
August 19, 2016
Bacon Bash grows, will feature new events this year
The annual River Falls Bacon Bash festival is back by popular demand. Last year more than 16,000 flocked to the two-day event. It’s now billed...
August 19, 2016 - 5:00pm
August 12, 2016
WATCH: Friday fun at the Pierce County Fair
ELLSWORTH -- The Pierce County Fair kicked off Friday with junior horse and open dairy judging, followed by junior and open goat judging. Check...
August 12, 2016 - 4:35pm
August 5, 2016
New West Wind owner will continue ‘Pechacek legacy’
The West Wind Supper Club is changing hands after 35 years under Pechacek family ownership. But it’s a familiar hand. With owner Kevin Pechacek...
August 5, 2016 - 5:00am