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February 16, 2015
Music and writing go hand-in-hand for Jeff Schwarz of Hudson. The member of the band Woodshop has penned his first novel, “Karl and the Kooltones.” (Submitted photo)
Music and writing go together for Hudson novelist
February 16, 2015 - 9:32am
Members of Copper Street Brass include, front, Allison Hall; back, Timothy J. Bradley, Corbin Dillon, Alex Wolff and Nick Adragna. (Submitted photo)
Copper Street Brass performs Sunday at The Phipps
February 16, 2015 - 6:00am
February 15, 2015
“Love Medicine” by Louise Erdrich, is the 2015 featured book in Read and Release program. The books are free and can be found in various locations throughout the St. Croix Valley. (Submitted photo)
ArtReach St. Croix fostering ‘Read and Release’ for The Big Read
February 15, 2015 - 7:00am
February 12, 2015
Fredrice Nord and Jason Decheine after an interview last week at Hudson’s Pier 500 restaurant. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Chuck Nowlen)
Valentine’s classic ‘Love Letters’ allows local actors to shine
February 12, 2015 - 9:17am
Pictured in a rehearsal scene from ‘Aladdin Jr., from left, is ensemble member Mark Miller, River Falls; Alex Hadlich, Hudson, as Aladdin; Ruby Johnson, Hudson, as Princess Jasmine; and ensemble member Amy Eckberg, Stillwater. (Submitted photo)
’Aladdin Jr.’ playing at The Phipps
February 12, 2015 - 7:00am
February 10, 2015
Willow River State Park near Hudson hosts candlelight skiing, hiking Saturday
February 10, 2015 - 9:09am
February 7, 2015
Pilots were unable to launch their balloons Saturday morning because of the wind speed and direction, about nine or 10 balloons were inflated to give the big crowd something to see. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)
Warm weather brings big crowds for Hot Air Affair
February 7, 2015 - 11:28am
February 6, 2015
This photo by Mike Reich of the Saturday night Moon Glow is last year’s first place winner of the annual Hot Air Affair photo contests. Bring your camera and submit your favorite HAA photos, details at and
Hudson Hot Air Affair offers balloons, parade, fireworks and much more
February 6, 2015 - 2:29pm
January 30, 2015
’Pinocchio’ on stage Friday, Feb. 13
January 30, 2015 - 11:19am
January 29, 2015
From left, Nicole Korbisch of Minneapolis, Tom Monn of Woodbury, Baker and Jameen Lauck of New Richmond.
See "Goldilocks and the Three Hawaiian Bears" this weekend
January 29, 2015 - 9:42am
The cast of “Pump Boys and Dinettes” consists of, from left, Mark Schaeffer, Heidi Hansen, and Sheila Pelzel, all from Hudson; Bill Leahy, Jerry Germain, and Tim Junko, from New Richmond. Submitted photo.
Still time to catch 'Pump Boys'
January 29, 2015 - 9:39am
The Airganic Garden balloon will inflate during the Hot Air Affair weekend and display its designs featuring state-of-the-art inkjet printing. (Submitted photo.)
Airganic Garden Balloon returns to Hot Air Affair
January 29, 2015 - 9:32am
January 21, 2015
In the 2014 HAA smooshboarding event, The Hulk (emcee John Knutson) stands with Team Titanic as the winners of the 2014 smooshboard Competition lead by team leader, Melanie Berg on the far right. (Submitted photo)
Smooshboarding calls for brave souls
January 21, 2015 - 4:45pm
January 9, 2015
Debbie O’Keefe of Hudson is the female vocalist for the 16-piece Minnesota Jazz Orchestra. Chris Tank of North Hudson plays trumpet with the orchestra. (Submitted photo)
Minnesota Jazz Orchestra performs Jan. 17 at The Phipps
January 9, 2015 - 1:06pm
The cast of “Pump Boys and Dinettes” consists of, from left, Mark Schaeffer and Heidi Hansen, Hudson; Bill Leahy and Tim Junko, New Richmond; Sheila Pelzel, Hudson; and Jerry Germain, New Richmond. (Submitted photo)
'Pump Boys and Dinettes' cast features outstanding singers and instrumentalists
January 9, 2015 - 12:54pm