Crime victim services keep busy, face challenges

August 19th, 2023

When a crime occurs, the defendant usually works with an attorney or public defender to argue their case. Victims, meanwhile, are aided by government-funded offices and nonprofit organizations.

Hundreds of dams dot western Wisconsin

May 2nd, 2023

A trip to River Falls makes apparent the close relationship western Wisconsinites have with their bodies of water. One can stop at the Kinni Café for coffee and breakfast or in one of the many bars downtown for a craft beer from Rush River Brewing, both named after rivers in the area.

UWRF spring commencement set for May 6

May 1st, 2023

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls spring commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 6, in Knowles Fieldhouse at the Falcon Center.

Rasmussen fellow to research crime victim services

April 27th, 2023

A UW-River Falls junior studying journalism and criminology has been named the latest winner of the Donovan E. Rasmussen Broadcast Journalism Fellowship.

‘The College Tour’ episode about UWRF now on Amazon Prime

April 13th, 2023

The episode of the television show “The College Tour” featuring UW-River Falls has now been released on the Amazon Prime streaming service.

Geology prof’s time at UWRF has been ‘quite a ride’

April 13th, 2023

Professor Kerry Keen, who has taught environmental science and geology classes for more than 20 years, will end his time at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls at the completion of the spring semester.

Wisconsin considers how to increase online learning

April 13th, 2023

The University of Wisconsin System has begun a process of increasing online education for the future. This includes a possibility for students to attend online courses offered at different campuses.

Local business making a splash in mocktail market

April 12th, 2023

In the summer of 2019, a River Falls couple began experimenting with crafting alcohol-free cocktails, also called mocktails, while expecting their first child. Fast forward to 2023, and the business Kul Mocks has gotten in the door of more than 1,000 locations around the United States.

Hudson 8th grader to perform in ‘An American Tail’

April 12th, 2023

An eighth grader from Hudson will be performing in the Minneapolis-based Children’s Theatre Company’s production of “An American Tail The Musical.”

Local editors deny newspaper war in River Falls

April 10th, 2023

While hundreds of small-town newspapers around the country have closed in recent years, the River Falls area now has two weekly newspapers in apparent competition for readers: the Pierce County Journal and the Star-Observer.

UWRF named ‘military friendly’ school for 2023-24

April 10th, 2023

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been recognized as a Military Friendly School for the 2023-24 school year by a Pennsylvania-based company called Viqtory.

Student Voice wins 9 awards in newspaper contest

March 24th, 2023

The Student Voice, the campus newspaper at UW-River Falls, won nine awards in the annual Better Collegiate Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation.

Applicants sought for 2023 Rasmussen Fellowship

March 20th, 2023

Applications are being accepted now for the 2023 Donovan E. Rasmussen Broadcast Journalism Fellowship, a six-week summer reporting project in which a UW-River Falls journalism major produces a 30-minute audio documentary.

UW System bans TikTok from campus-owned devices

March 10th, 2023

Reacting to concerns of lawmakers, the University of Wisconsin is restricting the social media application TikTok on system-owned devices at its campuses, including UW-River Falls.

Officials up flood threat for western Wisconsin

March 10th, 2023

With recent snowfalls, western Wisconsin is above a normal flood threat alongside much of the river basins in the Upper Mississippi, according to the National Weather Service.

River Falls bluegrass festival set for April 21-23

March 10th, 2023

This year’s Bluegrass, Bourbon & Brews Festival in River Falls will include performances by the bands High & Rising, The Last Revel, Armchair Boogie and many more. Beer, wine and bourbon tastings also will be featured throughout the April 21-23 event.

Grass roots effort promotes ‘final five’ voting plan

March 10th, 2023

A grass roots organization in western Wisconsin is promoting a “final five” voting system that it says will make elections fairer.

Earth Fest highlights wellness and sustainability

March 9th, 2023

The second annual Earth Fest is going to be held Saturday, April 22, at Glen Park in River Falls. The South Kinnickinnic Farmer-Led Watershed Council will participate for the first time with a soil health activity called “Soil Your Undies.”

Former Burger King site to become Dunkin’ franchise

March 6th, 2023

The former Burger King location on Main Street and West Quarry Road in River Falls will become a Dunkin’ franchise and is projected to be open for business in May.

UWRF students win 5 awards for broadcast projects

February 26th, 2023

Students at UW-River Falls were presented a total of five awards during this year’s Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Student Seminar in Middleton, including two first-place honors.