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The series Mental Health in the St. Croix Valley, especially as it relates to youth, concluded with a panel discussion last Wednesday . Pictured from left are moderator, Dr. Christopher Babbitt, clinical psychologist, HPD detective and  school liaison officer James Wildman, HHS counselor Sarah Jamieson and HMS counselor Angela Goebel. (photo by Meg Heaton)
Anxiety increasingly growing among students
7 hours 32 min ago
October 24, 2016
This is what happens to the bags residents buy for the food shelf at local grocery stores. The items are being sorted by Jerry Conley, left and Anne Stowell. (photo by Meg Heaton)
Hudson Food Shelf has helped sustain families for more than 30 years
October 24, 2016 - 6:00am
October 21, 2016
Former Wisconsin Gov. Martin Schreiber used storytelling and humor to relay the complicated role of caregiving a loved one with dementia. (photos by Meg Heaton)
Caregivers share stories at HCF community forum
October 21, 2016 - 7:00am
October 19, 2016
What a difference a year makes. These trees were planted as seedlings last year in the first gravel bed system by the City of Hudson Urban Forestry Board. On Saturday, board members and volunteers started planting the trees around town.
Taking root in Hudson
October 19, 2016 - 7:00am
October 18, 2016
Go Pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all cancers is adding something new to mix this year – a bra decorating contest. These are just two examples on display at Marnie Marie Photography on Locust Street. Others are being displayed at several downtown businesses and voting a favorite runs through the end of the month. Submitted photo
Seventh-annual GO Pink For Life kicks off
October 18, 2016 - 7:00am
October 17, 2016
A gift of honor: Hudson resident donates land for hospice house in memory of late wife
October 17, 2016 - 3:00pm
Sisters Gretchen Whitten, left, and Erin Whitten stopped by the Cheers Pablo booth to get creative.
HIBA helps out local nonprofits
October 17, 2016 - 7:00am
October 15, 2016
Nova Restaurant Chef Paul LaPean, second from left, stands with his kitchen crew Richard Fisher, Reid Filiatreaux and Dylan Ross. The team competed in the annual Valley Vine and Harvest Throwdown in Lake Elmo. (submitted photo)
Hudson’s LaPean mixes it up in Minnesota
October 15, 2016 - 9:00am
October 13, 2016
The Phipps’ John Potter selected for Wisconsin Arts Board
October 13, 2016 - 7:00am
October 10, 2016
Family Friendly River Run/Walk 5K to Benefit Hudson Police Department
October 10, 2016 - 7:00am
October 8, 2016
Longtime community supporter and activist Judy Freund asked those attending to describe what a "dementia friendly " would look like and how could that happen. (photos by Meg Heaton)
Work begins on creating a dementia friendly community
October 8, 2016 - 9:00am
October 7, 2016
Anna Johnson, a HHS graduate and senior at UW-River Falls, told her audience about what it is like coming to grips with anxiety and depression. She did so with both humor and passion about these difficult issues. (photo by Meg Heaton)
Bethel mental health series ends where it began
October 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
Maryn, Emily and Ethan Lownsbury show off the box Ethan used to collect money for the Sharing Tree. Ethan donated $200 from guests at his birthday party who brought donations instead of presents.
Hudson boy gives gift on birthday
October 7, 2016 - 7:00am
October 5, 2016
Glass and beadwork artist Kathy Melton of Dream Weavers was among the artists who had a successful weekend at theSpirit of the  St. Croix Art Festival. Star Observer photo by Meg Heaton
Spirit of the St. Croix Art Fest ushers in autumn
October 5, 2016 - 7:00am
October 4, 2016
For better or worse: memory loss, dementia and caregiving
October 4, 2016 - 7:00am