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Punching Lights out means advancing

The Hudson Crusader hockey team, a Junior A squad, has advanced in the league playoffs and started by beating the Northern Lights team from Minnesota. The next postseason game for the Crusaders is Friday at the Gornick Arena at 7:05 p.m. An away game follows on Saturday night, and if necessary, another contest will be held at home on Sunday, again at 7:05 p.m.

Sign up for Booster ball

Registration for Hudson Booster baseball and softball is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, in the gym area at Hudson Middle School, 1300 Carmichael Road (enter school through north doors). A copy of a birth certificate is again required at registration. Hudson Boosters provides recreational and competitive boys baseball and girls softball to youth ages 5-19. The Challenger program provides an opportunity for players with special needs to participate in a summer baseball program. Reduced-injury factor equipment is used, and the field facilities and equipment are set up so all players can participate. More information is available online at

Sportsman's benefit set

The St. Croix County Sportsman's Alliance is holding its 27th annual Sportsman's Benefit at the American Legion Post No. 240 in Baldwin Tuesday, March 18. All the money generated at the benefit goes into a segregated fund, which is dedicated to conservation projects and habitat work throughout St. Croix County. For tickets or more information contact:

  • Hudson: Norm Rehder, (715) 386-5090, or Jim Sandfort, (715) 386-9625.
  • Baldwin: Kyle Kulow, (715) 684-3928, or Jerry Thompson, (715) 684-2631.
  • Glenwood City/Wilson, Dave Larson, (715) 772-4522.
  • New Richmond/Star Prairie, Mike Reiter, (715) 246-6643, or Ron Roettger, (715) 248-3883.

    Yoga offered for kids

    A free yoga class for youth ages 5-10 is offered from 4-4:45 p.m. Monday, March 24, at Inspiring Actions Yoga Studio & Wellness Center, 1810 Webster St., Suite 5 (across from Fleet Farm). For more information, call (715) 381-3148 or visit

    Gun permit class set

    The Hudson Rod & Gun Club will host a handgun carry permit class on Sunday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for anyone interested in obtaining a handgun carry permit for Minnesota and Florida. The class will cover legal aspects of concealed carry, self-defense and use of deadly force, as well as techniques and practical use of a handgun. There will also be a test and qualification shoot. All who successfully complete the course will receive a training certificate that will be honored by both Minnesota and Florida for carry permit applications. Participants should bring their own handgun but arrangements may be made in advance to borrow one for the class. All participants will need to bring 50 rounds of ammo and an ID. All course materials and targets will be provided. Cost is $125. For more information, or to reserve a spot in the class, contact Dave Deal at (715) 781-0123 or

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