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Boyd, Olson nominated for scholarships
Village Board struggles with vacating streets issue
Lunda, Ames get contract to build Stillwater bridge; Arctic air rolls in state; 12 more state news stories
Mystery Reader program puts the mystery into reading
Hillside students give back by collecting food for annual food drive
crime and courts
New Richmond boys start MBC basketball season with win at Osceola
Western Wisconsin Stars win twice in Black River Falls tournament
Somerset skaters open season with three convincing wins
Two competitive periods not enough for New Richmond boys hockey team
High school wrestling seasons begin this Thursday
She ran anyway, and continues to run for veterans
Sno-Sports wishes for a snowy season
T.H.U.G. Life helps homeless teens start anew
Local author to read from his new Christmas kids book
Former Nike launcher crewmen search for comrades
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Frank Springer, 77
James L. Reding, 62
Glen Edward Johnson, 64
Kerri Renee Kahl, 45
Glen Stensvold, 87
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Town of Forest Zoning Ordinance & Zoning Map Public Hearing Notice
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March 29, 2013
Book Report: This, not your PBS version of London
"I wander thro' each charter'd street Near where the charter'd Thames does flow, And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe/ In every cry of every Man In every Infant's cry of fear, In every voice, in every ban, The mind-forged manacles I hear. How the Chimney-sweeper's...
March 29, 2013 - 10:56am
March 22, 2013
Local glassblowers have permanent fixture at MOWA
Douglas and Renée Sigwarth of Troy Township, were awarded the unique distinction of creating a permanent blown glass installation for the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend. The installation consists of 180 blown glass spheres arranged into three 18-foot structures suspended...
March 22, 2013 - 3:14pm
Book Report: Indiana, no, make that Wisconsin Jones
When I was a kid in a small Wisconsin grade school, one of my favorite subjects was Wisconsin history, taught to me by my sixth-grade teacher, Mrs. Lily Reich. One of our texts was a book called "Men Who Made Wisconsin" or something like that. The book contained brief profiles of...
columns / life
March 22, 2013 - 12:33pm
Oratorio Society at Bethel Highlands March 24
The Phipps Oratorio Society Chorus and Orchestra will perform Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Fauré, Cantata 56 by J. S. Bach, and "Gloria"...
March 22, 2013 - 9:10am
March 16, 2013
Twin Cities authors bring Ireland to Roberts
The Hazel Mackin Community Library was decorated in bright green Shamrocks, for an event that brought a little taste of Ireland to Roberts. Author...
arts and entertainment / life
March 16, 2013 - 11:03am
March 15, 2013
SHS celebrates third annual Polar Daze
Somerset High School's third annual Polar Daze assembly was Friday, March 8. The Polar Daze celebration featured a talent show, with performances...
arts and entertainment / education / life
March 15, 2013 - 12:33pm
March 14, 2013
Book Report: Glowing endorsements for new poet
River Falls poet Thomas R. Smith writes that Kristin Laurel's new book of poetry will "burn itself on your memory." Minnesota poet Deborah Keenan writes that Laurel's work is "the start of a remarkable career." Endorsements from Smith and Keenan are good enough for me, so I plowed...
columns / life
March 14, 2013 - 9:45am
March 13, 2013
Concert features premiere of commissioned piece
UW-River Falls will host Composer Fang Man for a three-day residency on March 19-21. The residency will conclude with a concert on Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m.
March 13, 2013 - 3:31pm
March 8, 2013
Book Report: Area author's round two a success
Not long ago I raved about a first novel written by a neighbor down the road in Lake Elmo, Minn.
March 8, 2013 - 12:18pm
March 7, 2013
Phipps dance showcase starts March 15
The Phipps Dance Company is preparing for their eighth annual performances on Friday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m....
March 7, 2013 - 3:30pm
March 1, 2013
Middle school to present 'Joseph'
St. Croix Central Middle School's upcoming performance will be a full performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's "Joseph and the Amazing...
arts and entertainment / education
March 1, 2013 - 4:06pm
Photography club meets March 6 in Hudson
The Western Wisconsin Photography Club will meet on Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m., in the River Room at The Phipps Center for the Arts. As a follow up to a special meeting on judging photographs, attendees will break into small groups to discuss a set of supplied images. The focus of...
March 1, 2013 - 10:49am
February 28, 2013
Book Report: Son carries on, expands war narrative
As the River Falls Reads program winds down and folks who have read and enjoyed Michael Shaara's Pulitzer-Prize winning novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, "The Killer Angels," are looking for new reading material, I'm happy to report that although Shaara died in 1988, his family...
February 28, 2013 - 12:09pm
February 25, 2013
Book Report: The dirt: Even Puritans didn't always come clean
I have ancestors who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 17th century, so I'm always on the lookout for books, movies or plays about that fabled place. My interest lies in artistic recreations of a time long past, creations like Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," Arthur Miller's...
columns / life
February 25, 2013 - 3:12pm
February 21, 2013
Book Report: Court documents reveal historical truths
I have ancestors who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the seventeenth century, so I'm always on the lookout for books, movies or plays about that fabled place. My interest lies in artistic recreations of a time long past, creations like Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," Arthur...
columns / life
February 21, 2013 - 9:44am