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Hudson man alleges woman stole guns after online dating encounter
Man found unconscious in NR school parking lot found with drugs
Wisconsin state news briefs: 2 people arrested after accidental shooting in Milwaukee; and more state news stories
Todd Bol leaves lasting legacy through Little Libraries
Pierce committee recommends Matthys as administrative coordinator
crime and courts
Boys Soccer: Regional final moved to Ramer
Boys Soccer: Hudson, River Falls advance
Falcon Roundup: Koehler tallies hat trick at Lawrence
Soccer: Booters end season with bang
St. Croix River Hounds baseball season delayed
Local American Legion Post sets membership record
Logue presents new work from Icelandic textile residency
Hospital foundation event raises more than $65K
Rita is gone, but 'Angels' carries on
River Falls Lit Crawl brings enjoyment to all
arts and entertainment
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 10/22/18 Kids Club Advisory Council Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 10/24/18 Coffee With Superintendent
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 10/25/18 Food Service Council Meeting
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/23/18 Planning & Development Workshop
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/23/18 Council Meeting Agenda
Rep. Stafsholt receives 'Building Wisconsin' award from ABC
Local family brings together farm, orchard into one business
Snowball's open once again
River Falls native joins chamber
Dairy banquet to be held Oct. 18
Place a Business Announcement
Diane G. Johnson
Brent T. Whitaker
Donald Fredrick Filkins
Brent T. Whitaker
In Loving Memory of Leon R. Scott
Annabelle Marie Duerst
From this Perch: Time for the TIC-TOC Party?
Vote for Climate Action
We the People - No More
Innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around: Letters to the editor
Wellhaven column: Women of Wellhaven enjoy getting their hair done
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October 13, 2018
Woodworking column: The proverbial fish out of water
I call Alvin Paulson "the Sweet Singer of Polk County" because he from time to time writes in a farm journal a memoir of life in that neighborhood when he was a kid growing up. I wait anxiously for the occasional appearance of the octogenarian scribe because it gives this octogenarian...
October 13, 2018 - 12:00pm
October 2, 2018
Woodworking column: A bumbler when it comes to ripostes
Have you ever gone to bed after a vigorous exchange of ideas with one with whom you disagree? Have you then tossed and turned in bed, wishing you had said THIS when your adversary said THAT? Have you kept on tossing and turning until the alarm clock rang in a new morning? Of course...
October 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
October 1, 2018
Woodworking column: That's America for you
In 1870, my great grandad reported in his diary that he had contracted with a 29-year-old" Norske" named Ole Hegg to do some farm work for him. Ole was a "newcomer" from Norway who homesteaded many miles away and Dave was hard up for help on his new farm in Lincoln Township. This...
October 1, 2018 - 7:00am
September 22, 2018
Woodworking column: Research readers really need to know
Just received my September issue of "Harper's Magazine", which is celebrating its 168th birthday this year, still pretty durable in this age of change. It might have been otherwise. When I went to work at the Star Tribune owned by Cowles Media, it was having big trouble with one...
September 22, 2018 - 8:00am
September 15, 2018
Woodworking column: A difficult fellow to figure out
Strange coincidence. My literary almanac tells me that journalist / historian H.L. Mencken and publisher Alfred Knopf were born on this day, Mencken in 1880, Knopf in 1892. The coincidence reminded me that Mencken, the star writer of the Baltimore Sun and Knopf, the dean of American...
September 15, 2018 - 6:00am
September 8, 2018
Woodworking column: CEO compensation is not a misprint
Several weeks ago my old employer, the Star Tribune printed its annual executive pay report in its Sunday edition. With all the complaints about Trump's tariff proposal's eating into the ability of the average stiff to make a living wage, it was very satisfying to read some good...
September 8, 2018 - 8:00am
September 1, 2018
Woodworking column: Getting dressed without incident makes for a good day
"Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage, against the dying of the light." Poet Dylan Thomas said that in 1952. "Old Age sure as hell isn't for sissies." "You say you have nothing to write about. You're always griping about...
September 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
August 25, 2018
Woodworking column: Hellish holidays provide laughs ... later
Whatever happened to P.J. O'Rourke? The last time I heard from the take-no-prisoners satirist he was one of the panelists on "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!" Before that he wrote for Rollingstone, for the Harvard Lampoon and several hilarious books. My favorite was "Holidays in Hell,"...
August 25, 2018 - 12:00pm
August 14, 2018
Woodworking column: What in the world is green corn?
It was 148 years ago today, my great-grandad penned the following in his diary. "Fair and cool wind today. Went berrying today. Charlie Sherwood and Wife came for a visit. Eunice and Shubal over. I am not very well today. Took a dose of pills last night and one this morn. Feel a...
August 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
August 4, 2018
Woodworking column: Like it or not, Melville is a zzz
I just read in my "Literary Book of Days" that on this day in 1815, novelist Richard Henry Dana was born in 1815. And that novelist Herman Melville was also born on this day in 1819. I've had lots of experience with both those writers and I can only say, what IRONY! That these two...
August 4, 2018 - 7:49am
June 30, 2018
Woodworking column: The arrival of the 25-cent hotdog
The Fourth of July is just around the corner and that means hotdogs galore. Our family has been fighting over the luscious cylinders for as long as I can remember. One day, my mom got hungry for a dog and walked all the way into Blair to Schroeder's market (she didn't know how to...
June 30, 2018 - 1:29pm
June 23, 2018
Woodworking column: Have you ever been hungry?
It's a common practice for octogenarians to reminisce about how tough times were when we were growing up. Years back, when I taught at Augsburg professors who grew up in its south Minneapolis neighborhood got together in the student union to talk about the good old days when things...
June 23, 2018 - 12:00pm
June 18, 2018
Woodworking column: Write about what you know
You always hear that author Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote all of his Tarzan the Apeman novels without ever visiting Africa. After reading several of these novels and enduring even more of the movies based on them, I sincerely wonder if Burroughs staying at home was such a good idea....
June 18, 2018 - 11:00am
June 2, 2018
Woodworking column: Swimmin' holes make my flesh crawl
Oh! The old swimmin' hole! When I last saw the place, the scene had all changed, like the change in my face.—James Whitcomb Riley The summer is upon us and such balderdash by Riley will no doubt stir memories in the souls of many former kids. Not me. Talks about old swimming...
June 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
May 19, 2018
Woodworking column: Salary inequities seem endless
Call me snoopy but I can't resist finding out how much people earn for what they do. Back in the Dark Ages, my college roommates and I waited for the Wisconsin employees state salary findings, which were published in the college newspaper every year. We didn't care how much Gov....
May 19, 2018 - 9:48am