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Author archive: Destrey Zarfos

October 18, 2017

Survey says: River Falls quality of life up, but it needs more jobs, less traffic

Bailey Knight, 22, lives just blocks away from downtown River Falls. Before she heads out the door for work, she runs a lint roller over her black apron. With a new puppy in the house, that sort of tidying up is to be expected.

October 18, 2017

Diversity Center aspires to help students succeed, starting first year

The Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging has been awfully busy upping the ante and providing support to students by creating new programs and adding staff to the office.

October 11, 2017

Allina Health River Falls Clinic brings new care to the neighborhood

As children had their faces painted and citizens climbed in and out of helicopters and ambulances on display, behind the scenes, cabinets were stocked, hand sanitizer filled and exam rooms lay prepped and ready.

October 4, 2017

Gimme Shelter: Glen Park gets tornado-proof pavilion, more

River Falls park goers are certainly in for a treat after several years of propositions and planning. The Plan Commission, along with the Park and Recreation advisory board, joined together with other staff members and residents to develop a master plan for Glen and Hoffman Park back in 2015. Earlier this year, the City Council decided to move forward with plans to renovate Glen Park only as part of the Capital Improve Plan.

April 10, 2017

Information cards part of UWRF campaign to teach about active shooters

The UW-River Falls Police Department, along with the Emergency Management Team, is finding new ways to provide the campus community with information on active shooter situations.

April 5, 2017

Women’s lacrosse at UW-River Falls may become varsity sport

The UW-River Falls women’s lacrosse club team is beginning the process of becoming a varsity sport.

March 29, 2017

President’s budget plan would reduce federal work-study program

The Trump Administration has proposed a new “America First” budget blueprint that could potentially affect financial aid for many UW-River Falls students.

March 21, 2017

River Falls Municipal Court has important role in city’s law and order

The municipal court in River Falls, located in the basement of City Hall, may not be well known, but it serves an important role in keep law and order in the community.

March 21, 2017

Emergency services among those covered by UWRF student fees

In addition to tuition, students at UW-River Falls pay a number of fees to support services and programs. One of these is the little-known municipal services fee, which pays for local emergency services including the fire department and police.

February 21, 2017

As flu season settles in, officials continue to recommend vaccination

The influenza cycle has returned to the UW-River Falls campus as well as the River Falls community, showing up a bit later than it has in previous years. Flu season typically lasts from October to May.