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Author archive: Nathan Lukasavitz

October 18, 2017

Forget marathons; Special Olympian has his sights set on a 200-mile race

For Special Olympics athlete Isaiah Kasay, who is ultimately aspiring to one day compete in a 200-mile race that winds from Winona to Minneapolis, 5K runs are nothing but training and practice.

October 11, 2017

UWRF crime stats reveal a sobering trend and a new lease on life

Getting caught drinking underage is not always as devastating as the consequences suggest, and in the case of Michelle Denney, who is currently a junior at UW-River Falls, it was an experience that led to a college career of rewarding academic success.

October 4, 2017

Hot flash: Everyone wants to be a firefighter at River Falls open house

For many children in River Falls, the 2017 Fire Department Open House on Sept. 25 had just as much to do with exploring a career path as it did learning about fire safety and prevention.

September 27, 2017

UWRF goes with a clearer picture, Windows 10 and tougher passwords

It’s Sunday afternoon and UW-River Falls students are relaxing on a futon in a crowded dorm room, with eyes and ears glued to the football game.

September 20, 2017

River Falls police say pay-up calls ‘from’ RFPD are a scam

If you get a call from what seems to be the River Falls Police Department and the caller asks you to pay a fine, you’re being scammed, a RFPD investigator says.

December 14, 2016

Crime evidence has a special place in River Falls Police Department

The River Falls Police Department (RFPD), like many police departments throughout the country, has an evidence lockup where crime evidence is preserved and maintained for the complete duration of a criminal’s sentence.

November 30, 2016

Local businessman, now freshman representative, readies for Madison

After winning his first election, River Falls entrepreneur Shannon Zimmerman is headed to Madison to fill the seat being vacated by Wisconsin State Assemblyman Dean Knudson.