Francis Johnson was a constant presence in town. He loved riding his bike, wearing bright orange outwear. He kept 15 bikes at home to provide parts, according to the River Falls Journal, which pens a lovely tribute to him today. He died while riding his bike on Main Street on Tuesday. Read more →
There are a lot of things that make a community a living, breathing thing, the city planners will tell you. But I’m not aware of it ever happening without the Jerry Tildens of the world. Read more →
The bus stop cookie lady has been shut down. Somebody blew the whistle on her. Read more →
Nothing keeps a community together like a cup of coffee in the right setting. In cities all over the Midwest, especially those where businesses have moved out and the people remaining aren’t far behind, the town cafe holds it together. Read more →
The girls of Wrenshall High School have a right to be dispirited. Amazingly, they’re not.