Residential development leading growth of River Falls

November 10th, 2022

River Falls has been expanding for years and isn’t planning to stop anytime soon. This includes developments in the areas of industry, commerce, recreation and, of course, residential.

Institute to teach humane handling in meat industry

November 10th, 2022

A new program at UW-River Falls will teach meat industry workers in Wisconsin about the humane handling of livestock.

Third annual Dairy Summit set Nov. 16 at UWRF

November 10th, 2022

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is hosting the third annual Dairy Summit for the first time in person on Nov. 16.

River Falls ranks high for green power participation

November 10th, 2022

River Falls Municipal Utilities ranks second in the nation for green power participation and seventh in the nation for green power sales rate in 2021, according to the federal government’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Safewalk provides escorts for campus community

October 14th, 2022

UW-River Falls offers a little-used program to all students, faculty and staff who feel uncomfortable walking to a campus destination during the evening hours.

Soldiers from River Falls included in ‘Wall of Faces’

October 14th, 2022

The Wall of Faces project, which sought photographs of the more than 58,000 fallen soldiers honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., has been completed after more than two decades of work, according to organizers.

Inauguration of UWRF Chancellor Gallo set Oct. 19

October 13th, 2022

UW-River Falls will celebrate Chancellor Maria Gallo’s inauguration with a series of events centered around student and community connection as well as sustainability.

UWRF among 170-plus schools with esports teams

October 13th, 2022

Esports popularity is on the rise, with even the University of Wisconsin-River Falls deciding to throw its hat into the ring. But what kind of competition can be expected from such an endeavor?

UWRF esports coach looks to build inclusive team

October 13th, 2022

This summer, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls launched it varsity esports program, naming the former co-director of the Indiana Esports Network as head coach.

Carpenter Nature Center expands Wisconsin facilities

October 13th, 2022

Tucked in the woods of near Hudson, on the east side of the St. Croix River, a new building for
the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center has been completed and more improvements are on the way.

Study suggests no tech in classroom could help students

October 13th, 2022

No technology in the classroom may lead to fewer distractions and more student engagement, attention and participation, according to a recent study.

River Falls cleanup set for first week of October

September 22nd, 2022

The annual River Falls autumn cleanup will take place 4-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, through Friday, Oct. 7, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 8.

Dairy farming not as simple a life as it may seem

August 20th, 2022

Getting milk from a farm to a consumer’s table in the form of various dairy products is not as simple a process as it might seem. Long hours and adherence to health and safety regulations are among the requirements for farmers in western Wisconsin and throughout the state. Overall, the dairy industry annually contributes almost $46 billion to the state’s economy.

UWRF campus newspaper wins seven awards

June 25th, 2022

The Student Voice, the campus newspaper of UW-River Falls, has won seven awards in the 2021 Collegiate Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation.

Latest census shows western Wisconsin still growing

June 13th, 2022

Population growth is up in many cities across western Wisconsin, with River Falls, Hudson and New Richmond being just a few examples.

UWRF sees more students with mental health concerns

May 15th, 2022

UW-River Falls Counseling Services has seen an increase this past academic year in student visits for mental health concerns.

Mannequins help train CVTC healthcare students

April 21st, 2022

Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) students began having access to 10 healthcare simulation mannequins during spring semester.

Grant funds new courses, collaboration about water

April 21st, 2022

UW-River Falls will now offer more opportunities for students to learn about water with a $260,215 grant from the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin

For veterans, American Legion more than just bingo

April 21st, 2022

Situated on North Main Street in River Falls, a sign advertising bingo on Friday nights stands out in fluorescent red. Behind it is a building that has stood since the 1950s. It is American Legion Post 121.

Local lawmakers differ on spending state surplus

March 23rd, 2022

Legislators in and around River Falls are prioritizing financial relief for Wisconsinites as they decide how to best utilize the state’s projected $3.8 billion budget surplus.