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Pierce County Sheriff's Office report: Burglaries, dog fighting suspicion, arrests, accidents
Wisconsin roundup: Joint Finance Committee budget includes $322M tax cut; more state news stories
UW-River Falls welcomes new chief advancement officer
Take a look at school referendum construction
Woodbury man killed in Thursday morning crash on I-94 at Radio Drive
crime and courts
VIDEO: A 'beary' surprising sighting in Hudson
Six Cats named All-BRC baseball
Fish top Hastings, New Richmond
Girls Soccer: Cat’s season ends in shootout
Fish look fine so far
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
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 6/17/19 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 2019 Fire Hydrant Flushing
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 6/17/19 Utility Advisory Board Meeting
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Tower - Chinnock Lane, River Falls, WI
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 6/17/19 School Board Meeting
Petersons open their farm June 15 for Dairy Breakfast
Strawberry season starts soon at Driftless Orchard
Comfort Suites Hudson WI wins Gold!
Michelle K. Johnson Accepts Limited Partnership
River Falls Shopko Optical to remain open
Place a Business Announcement
Gerald Carlton Wallen
William R. Reiff
Robert "Bob" Smith
Benjamin Oluf Lee
John and Dorothy Maule
Steve and Lara Koecher
Evan Poe McDougall
In Memory of Bess Knott
Woodworking column: Mind-boggling pioneer labor
From this Perch column: Why do we have the need to be right?
Wild Side Column: Gnats are bugging us!
Schachtner column: Celebrate and support our nursing assistants by expanding Medicaid
ArtsMinded column: Songbirds fill the air with music
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From This Perch
June 15, 2019
From this Perch column: Why do we have the need to be right?
We were sitting on our deck recently. It was around dusk and we were watching a passing storm. From the deck, we look out first at lawn and then out onto a restored prairie. At first I thought it was our neighbors' dog, Rocky. But wait — this was way too big to be Rocky. I...
13 hours 3 min ago
May 31, 2019
From this Perch Column: Abortion, who decides?
Prior to the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade (1973), abortion was criminalized in all but a few states. Still, women who sought an abortion often obtained one. If she couldn't bring herself to end a pregnancy on her own (think coat hangers and knitting needles), or couldn't find...
May 31, 2019 - 12:00pm
May 17, 2019
From this Perch Column: Hardwired
John Bolton's office is just down the hall from the President's office in the White House. You may have heard of Mr. Bolton — he's the National Security Advisor. The National Security Advisor holds a powerful position: the President's go-to person on national security matters....
May 17, 2019 - 12:00pm
May 5, 2019
From this Perch column: Why not get to the bottom of everything?
Now that the Mueller report is in, maybe we can all — and I mean ALL — sigh in relief: Donald Trump is apparently NOT a Russian spy. I know of no one who was hoping he was. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, despite finding numerous links between Russia and the Trump campaign,...
May 5, 2019 - 12:00pm
April 14, 2019
From this Perch: The boiling frog fable can lead to broken threads
While visiting family in New Orleans recently, a spray-painted manhole cover caught my attention. "FIGHT SOCIAL NORMS!" read the stenciled message....
April 14, 2019 - 10:00am
March 30, 2019
From this Perch Column: Trafficked humans, a scourge
Capitalism 101: the bottom-line goal of a business is to make a profit. But the dance between supply and demand has to be considered in the pursuit of that profit. This is true whether a business is legitimate or illegal: without the right balance of supply and demand, the business...
March 30, 2019 - 5:00pm
March 16, 2019
From this Perch column: Prickly Pear cactus and wonders
"Prick." 1. An instance of pricking or sensation of being pricked; 2. Slang, vulgar: a spiteful man often having some authority. -Merriam-Webster Dictionary I was hiking with friends in the southern California desert recently when we came across an area covered with flowering Prickly...
March 16, 2019 - 12:00pm
March 2, 2019
From this Perch: Rumination, increase human deliberation
When I am not living in awareness, I gravitate toward mindless habit. For instance, if I'm not fully awake, there's a good chance that I won't actually think about a news event as it comes to my attention. It's more likely to be knee-jerk, as in "Who does this help?"/ "Who does it...
March 2, 2019 - 9:00am
February 18, 2019
From this Perch column: Differentiation opportunities
I love road-trips — the longer the better. My wife is like that too, although she's afflicted by a strange passion for winter — the colder and "wintrier," the better. I do not share that passion, and so we were gifted a Differentiation Opportunity: she would stay home...
February 18, 2019 - 10:36am
February 1, 2019
From this Perch: A news fast can open eyes
Breaking news about a broken government was getting me down. Time for a "news fast." Dr. Andrew Weil, a well known physician/author, suggests there are health benefits from taking periodic breaks when it comes to following the news. A news fast — maybe for a day, several days...
February 1, 2019 - 5:00pm
January 18, 2019
From this Perch column: In a train-wreck like this
The word train-wreck could be fairly used to describe our current federal government budgeting process. It wasn't designed to be a train-wreck. The Budget Act of 1974 was intended to create an orderly structure for Congress to carry out its constitutional "power of the purse" responsibilities....
January 18, 2019 - 2:00pm
January 2, 2019
From this Perch column: How does your garden grow?
"I must have a prodigious amount of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up!"-- Mark Twain Here's to the human mind. Like Mark Twain, we all have prodigious amounts of it. That vast mind of ours gives us consciousness and thought, gifts we sometimes put to good...
January 2, 2019 - 5:00am
December 15, 2018
From this Perch: The difference between emitting heat and giving light
I'm still hovering over the words of retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page: shed light, not heat. For me, "light" comes with a smile — not a passive-aggressive one but one that radiates from the heart. It involves a big-picture outlook, fueled by open-mindedness,...
December 15, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 1, 2018
From this Perch column: More light, less heat
The Presidential Medal of Freedom was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The idea was to honor Americans who have made significant contributions to our national interests — everything from world peace to various aspects of our culture. Recently the medal was...
December 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
November 17, 2018
From this Perch: Witch-hunt or fox guarding the henhouse?
One of the keys to a democracy: law enforcement based on the rule of law and not on the wishes of those who hold the power. Whether it's the municipal police, county sheriff, a state's Department of Justice or the U.S. Department of Justice, law enforcement officials must remain...
November 17, 2018 - 12:00pm