Student Voice


September 28, 2022


Freezing Fog

Theodore Tollefson

16 Sep 2020

UWRF officials hope to keep campus open despite COVID-19 spread

One of the big questions for colleges and universities across America this semester is “How long will it be before the campus has to shut down again?” University of Wisconsin-River Falls officials have developed a strategy to help prevent further spread of COVID-19 as thousands of students congregate once again in the community.

13 Mar 2020

Conservative nonprofit threatens to sue UW-River Falls on grounds of campus free speech laws

What started out as a simple misunderstanding on campus policy, has become an issue of First Amendment rights that could soon lead into a legal battle between UW-River Falls and a student.

11 Mar 2020

River Falls to remove houses for road, utilities projects

The city of River Falls will remove two houses soon to make way for the construction of the new Highway 35 ramp off of Division Street and Hanson Drive. Another house at 716 North Main St. will be removed entirely from the property to improve the location of city utilities.

11 Mar 2020

After accident, busy River Falls taxi service awaits van replacement

The city of River Falls leases three taxis it owns to a shared-ride transit service. As a result of an accident earlier this winter, that number is down to two while the totaled vehicle is being replaced. No one was injured in the accident.

11 Dec 2019

Former River Falls Motel site may become multifamily housing project

The former site of the old River Falls Motel, 1300 S. Main St., has remained vacant since it was torn down in December 2016. But it may soon become a new apartment project, according to a city official and the developer.

11 Dec 2019

Faith communities in River Falls join sustainability efforts

As River Falls moves ahead with a plan to have all city-owned buildings powered by 100% renewable energy beginning in January, the greater community also is seeking more avenues to make it one of the greener towns in America. One effort is being coordinated through local churches.

20 Nov 2019

UW System deans hosted in River Falls for Reimagining the Liberal Arts

As the liberal arts have been under pressure both at the national level and in the state of Wisconsin in recent years, universities have begun to have campus, community, and system wide conversations on what a liberal arts education means for students life after college. Recently, 19 deans from the UW System met in River Falls, WI to discuss the future of these fields of study on their campuses.

20 Nov 2019

Shopko’s optical store moves to new River Falls location

Since late May, the former Shopko property in River Falls has sat vacant save for the optical business. But as of this week, the entire site will be empty as Shopko Optical moves to a new location at 1674 Commerce Court.

17 Oct 2019

Kwik Trip considers third convenience store in River Falls

With a recent property rezoning, River Falls has moved a step closer to possibly welcoming a third Kwik Trip convenience store. The City of River Falls has had discussions since July with Kwik Trip Inc. on potentially building a third gas station, convenience store and car wash near the intersection of Cemetery Road and Highway 65.

08 May 2019

River Falls Days 2019 to go without carnival

River Falls Days is an annual summer event that brings together the community of Pierce and St. Croix counties. Every year the event has notable activities for families and adults, but this year, River Falls Days will not be having a carnival.

Theodore Tollefson

Theodore Tollefson is a student at UW-River Falls.