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September 28, 2018
UW-River Falls student workers and Dairy Pilot Plant Manager Michelle Farner stand inside the new Falcon Foods storefront in the Agricultural Science building. From left: Katarina Nemitz, Farner, Becky Bisek and Miranda Arndt. A grand opening celebration is set for Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Photo courtesy of UW-River Falls
Freddy's Dairy Bar grand opening set for Oct. 10
September 28, 2018 - 10:00am
Bud and Stan Peskar show the skidder tractor they use to transport trees from their woods to their sawmill off Liberty Road. The two have been running Liberty Sawmill on the family farm since they retired. Rebecca Mariscal / RiverTown Multimedia
A love of trees grew Liberty Sawmill
September 28, 2018 - 8:00am
September 27, 2018
Jenna Janicki, shown with standard poodle, Lady, has started a Change.org petition to gather community support, as she asks the city to consider naming the new dog park in honor of her late daughter Nola. Jenna and her family are also working with the city to honor Nola in other ways at the dog park, and have started a gofundme page to support those efforts. Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia.
Janicki family hopes to honor late daughter's memory at new dog park
September 27, 2018 - 12:00pm
The UW-River Falls team at the All-American contest in Harrisburg. From left: Coach Steve Kelm, Clint Irrthum, Kaila Tauchen, Erica Helmer, Matthew Kramer. Photo courtesy of UW-River Falls
UWRF Dairy Judging Team takes 3rd place at 2 national competitions
September 27, 2018 - 10:00am
September 22, 2018
(From left): UW-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen, Chemistry Professor and Dykstra Faculty Excellence Award recipient Jamie Schneider and Provost David Travis. Photo courtesy of UW-River Falls
Schneider receives Dykstra Faculty Excellence Award
September 22, 2018 - 10:00am
September 19, 2018
UW-River Falls officials are in the process of updating the university's mission statement, which will reflect a global perspective, updated offerings, vision and values representing the campus’ evolution since 1988, the last time the mission statement was revised. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
A global mission: First time in 30 years UWRF document has been updated
September 19, 2018 - 9:51am
September 18, 2018
Nathan Jennings and Ben Dusek, of the River Falls FFA, hold pigs Eden Elotta Bacon, and AbraHam Linken. The pigs were named via a contest held on Facebook. Both come from the farm of Tim Jennings. Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia
BACON BASH GALLERY: Bringing out the bacon lovers
September 18, 2018 - 3:15pm
September 11, 2018
Kinnickinnic River Land Trust Executive Director Dave Drewiske said the slit fence shown below helps protect the Kinnickinnic River from sediment in runoff from any rain storms. Drewiske said the clear water on the other side of this fence shows that the fence has been doing its job. Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia.
Aldi site stormwater concerns examined; river should not be impacted
September 11, 2018 - 1:11pm
September 7, 2018
Miguel A. Navarro is led out of court Sept. 5 after he pleaded not guilty to a homicide charge in Pierce County. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
Investigator describes grisly River Falls homicide scene
September 7, 2018 - 11:48am
September 4, 2018
Representatives of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, the city of River Falls, and the Gerrard Corporation are shown outside City Hall last Friday, as the Gerrard Corporation was awarded state tax credits by WHEDA. From left are: Peter Gerrard, President, The Gerrard Corporation; George Petak, Business and Community Engagement Officer,  WHEDA; Paul Gerrard, Vice President, The Gerrard Corporation; and Mayor Dan Toland. Photo courtesy of the city of River Falls.
WHEDA grants support future senior living apartments
September 4, 2018 - 3:24pm
The Kinnickinnic Historic Church has been maintained by the Kinnickinnic Historical Association since the 1960s. The venue still hosts weddings and family reunions. Submitted photo
Kinnickinnic Historic Church celebrating 150th anniversary
September 4, 2018 - 8:00am
September 3, 2018
With roughly 12,000 attendees in 2017, Bacon Bash is the nation’s largest free bacon festival. Now in its sixth year, this event offers endless “porktacular” possibilities for attendees including over 30 bacon-inspired dishes, pig-themed activities, live music, a merchant vendor marketplace, World Food Championship Qualifying Event cook-off competition, and much more. Pictured is a 2017 Pig Impersonation Contest participant showing off their best oink for the crowd. Could've fooled us! Submitted photo
Time to celebrate all things bacon at RF Bacon Bash
September 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
August 30, 2018
A participant kicks up some dirt as he competes in the Falcon Frontier Rodeo last year. This year's event at the Campus Farm will be held Sept 7 and 8. Photo courtesy of Kathy M. Helgeson
Falcon Frontier Days is Sept. 7, 8
August 30, 2018 - 4:00pm
August 28, 2018
Pictured are those that took part in the making of the music video, including: (from left) Nicole Rowan; Nora Rowan; Ron Scott; Tony Geving; Nancy Geving; Kym Dunleap; Mary Ellen Dillon; Brittany Moreland; Lauri Moreland; Lindsey Moreland; Phoebe Dunleap; Peg Scott; Chelsea Crosby; Parker Crosby; and Ramsey Lee. Not pictured are David Bowen; David Jr.; Amber Schlueter; Matt Crosby; and Gabby Henry. Submitted photo
This is me! Local disability support group takes 2nd in national music video contest
August 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
August 27, 2018
Chuck White, River Falls resident who will soon celebrate his 90th birthday, is shown in his office before the wall with all of his military medals and commendations. Photo courtesy of Milt Helmer
Chuck White: 90 years young and celebrating
August 27, 2018 - 12:00pm