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Elwood Brehmer

October 29, 2009

UWRF volunteers spread help across the world

Through the direction of the Student Life office, UW-River Falls students, faculty and staff are coming to the aide of those in need locally and abroad.  The Student Life office acts as a campus organizer in planning and conducting service activities. It provides an avenue for contacts for anyone affiliated with UWRF who wishes to […]

October 22, 2009

Students take their knowledge worldwide

Two UW-River Falls students will soon be embarking on trips that will take them to both ends of the globe, all in the name of physics. Junior Kyle Jero and senior Drew Anderson, both physics and math double majors, will be participating in an international research coalition dubbed IceCube. The coalition consists of more than […]

October 15, 2009

UW System expanding benefits to domestic partners

As a part of Wisconsin’s 2009 state budget, UW System employees will be eligible to receive domestic partner benefits beginning Jan. 1, 2010. Act 28 of the state budget bill states that, “employees of the University of Wisconsin System will be eligible to cover a same-sex or opposite-sex domestic partner and the domestic partner’s children […]

October 1, 2009

Hmong radio show debuts, shares heritage on WRFW

Amid the many new programs that debuted on WRFW 88.7 on Sept. 14 was an hour-long program done with nearly no English spoken. The show, hosted by UW-River Falls students Diana Vang and Kong Meng Vang, will air every Monday from 5 to 6 p.m., according to the station’s Web site. The students are Hmong- […]

September 24, 2009

Pool closed due to costly maintenance

After 52 years of continuous use, UW-River Falls officials decided earlier this summer to close the Karges Center pool indefinitely. The pool was closed as a result of continuing maintenance issues, according to the University’s Web site. Ken Ecker, recently hired as the new head of the Heath and Human Performance Department, learned of the […]

September 17, 2009

River Falls economy endures through tough times

The recession, which continues to affect local economies throughout the United States, has had a varying impact on River Falls. Two River Falls-based auto dealerships were hit especially hard. In May, it was announced that Moody’s Chevrolet would lose its General Motors vehicles. More recently, Roen Ford revealed that it too would soon close its […]

April 2, 2009

Rising Kinnickinnic temperature may negatively impact wildlife

The upper and lower dams on the Kinnickinnic River have long been the subject of debate over whether they provide vital power to the city or damage the River’s water quality. The Kinnickinnic, or Kinni, as it is locally known, is regarded nationwide as one Wisconsin’s, and even one of the nation’s premier trout waters.  […]