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June 21, 2017
Thekla Madsen and Beth James will sign their 2017 book releases Thursday, June 29, at Belle Vinez Winery in River Falls. Photo submitted by Thekla Madsen
Local authors release new novels at Belle Vinez Winery
23 hours 14 min ago
June 4, 2017
Winners of the 2016-17 Friends of the Library fourth grade bookmark contest are, front row (from left to right): Blake Oberle of Hudson Prairie Elementary, Cecilia Becken of Trinity Academy and Sophia Green of Houlton Elementary. Back row: Nils Dreier of E.P. Rock Elementary, Laney Heyer of North Hudson Elementary, Griffen Rabideaux of Willow River Elementary and Addison Steep of River Crest Elementary. Not present: Aiden Nelson of St. Patrick School. Photo submitted by Joyce Law
Friends of the Library sponsors bookmark design contest
June 4, 2017 - 8:00am
May 26, 2017
Callie and Luke Hydinger paint a pumpkin on the community mural on Vine Street. The mural is open for anyone to follow the guide and paint. Submitted photo by Stacy Hydinger
Community collaboration colors Hudson
May 26, 2017 - 3:00pm
May 11, 2017
Cast members in the front row (from left to right): Coba Darrow and Hayden Bahneman. Middle row: Katherine Engel, Abby Sauvola, Abigail Fall, Nova Ouellette, Ruth Mottl and Tom Monn. Back row: Elise Marek, Lindsey Marek, Nova Kivi, Stella Mottl and Patrick Wagner. Photo courtesy of Old Gem Theater
'Stuart Little' at Old Gem Theater
May 11, 2017 - 4:50pm
April 10, 2017
Seasons on St. Croix was recognized as the best art gallery in Wisconsin for its large variety of artists and pieces.
Seasons on St. Croix tops Best of Wisconsin list
April 10, 2017 - 3:00pm
March 30, 2017
The Phipps Dance Company’s showcase featured several styles including tap, classical ballet and more.
The Phipps Dance Company hosts showcase performances
March 30, 2017 - 7:00am
March 25, 2017
Hudson musician featured as Minnesota Varsity artist
March 25, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 23, 2017
Vera, played by Heidi Hansen (left), an obsessive neat freak, is horrified by the constant gum chewing and littering of Sylvia played by Jennifer Jacober, Cottage Grove, during the play “Stepping Out” performed at The Phipps. The play premiered Friday night. (Submitted photo)
'Stepping Out' stands out on stage
March 23, 2017 - 7:00am
February 21, 2017
Jim Guhl, Hudson: "The Price of Corn in Estherville," acrylic paint. (submitted photos)
Regional artists recognized for state awards in the River Falls Public Library Gallery
February 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
February 21, 2017 - 2:18pm
February 3, 2017
Laurel Hay produced her first album this past year. A launch party for the piece will be held in Minneapolis on Feb. 4. (submitted photo courtesy of Signe Shores Photography)
Area artist debuts first album
February 3, 2017 - 7:00am
January 19, 2017
Rebecca Feia, Hudson; Ben Strub, River Falls; Michael Wirth and Keegan Foster, Hudson; middle: Dennis Grisar, River Falls; bottom row: Sydney Woltman and Dehlia Woltman, River Falls; Mary Allesi, Stillwater; and Erin Strub, River Falls, perform “Under the Sea” from “The Little Mermaid” during a rehearsal for “In Stitches, A Theatrical Concert,” at The Phipps.
‘In Stitches' will put you there
January 19, 2017 - 1:26pm
December 31, 2016
Three shows of ‘Sinatra and Company’ for the new year
December 31, 2016 - 8:00am
December 16, 2016
The 2016 Home for the Holidays concert at Hudson High School sold out four concerts  Along with the school's five choirs, performers included a youth choir, the Hudson United Methodist Wiegand Ringers and the River City Symphony Orchestra. (photos by Meg Heaton)
‘Sing Nowell!:’ HHS Home for the Holidays concert dazzles
December 16, 2016 - 3:00pm
December 11, 2016
Hudson author Shelley Tougas’ books are displayed during a presentation at the Hudson Library. Tougas has written four nonfiction books in the last few years, with the most recent one due out in September of 2017. (photo by Rebecca Mariscal)
A childhood ambition realized — after 30-plus years of work
December 11, 2016 - 8:00am