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David Bauer, Derek Bauer and Reid Hogan, from left, take a break from block-laying on a winter's night.

Family and friends make a colorful, backyard igloo

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The ice-block igloo in the backyard of Carrie Hogan's and Steve Peterson's house on Crosby Drive in the town of Hudson was made for the fun of it.


Steve came across an online article about a guy in Canada who had built an ice igloo, and his wife thought it would be a good activity for their family.

Their son Reid Hogan, a sophomore at UW-Stout, and neighbor Derek Bauer, a recent Stout graduate, became the principal architects of the structure and the chief block-layers.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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