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January 2, 2015
LeRoy Matz is a 1974 graduate of Hudson High School. He now lives in Minneapolis, where he is an accountant. (Submitted photo)
Hudson native writes book to deal with loss of son
January 2, 2015 - 12:36pm
December 24, 2014
Mike Finnegan says many of the figures in his lawn are outdated and held together with duct tape. But when the lights come on, they make a beautiful scene. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)
Homeowners’ light displays add to Hudson’s holiday cheer
December 24, 2014 - 7:00am
December 23, 2014
First Baptist Pastor Scott Jorgenson is celebrating his first Christmas in Hudson. He said the birth of Christ has had a huge impacted on the entire world. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Doug Stohlberg)
First Baptist pastor: Jesus’ impact touches everything in the world
December 23, 2014 - 11:35am
December 19, 2014
Helen McCombie, front, who started the marathon ringing for the Salvation Army at Hudson's County Market, stopped by to Friday morning to give her encouragement to the current team, Derek Gilbert, left, and Jeremy Lilyquist, right. Duana Bremer, back left, director of the Salvation Army in St. Croix, Polk and Burnett counties, was also on hand doing phone interviews with radio stations. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)
Marathon bell-ringers raise $63,843 for Salvation Army
December 19, 2014 - 10:57am
November 25, 2014
The Steele family will perform at Bethel Highlands Saturday night. The popular group has performed across the United States and around the world. (Submitted photo)
Steele Family performs at Bethel Highlands Saturday night
November 25, 2014 - 3:50pm
November 6, 2014
North Hudson native and longtime Superior Diocese Catholic priest, Fr. James Sam Dabruzzi died Saturday, Nov. 1, at Little Sisters Of The Poor Nursing Home in St. Paul.  His first church was in Mercer, then came Washburn, Rice Lake, Merrill, Osceola and Hayward. He retired from full-time ministry in 1995, but came back to Hudson and continued part time at St. Patrick’s in Hudson for a number of years.
Father James Dabruzzi dies at age 87
November 6, 2014 - 10:58am
October 8, 2014
St. Croix Council 1762’s officers for 2014-15 are, front from left, Financial Secretary John Trieb, Recorder Ed DePauw, Chaplain Father John Gerritts, Trustee Paul Krenick, Chancellor Chris Michaelson; back row, Advocate Jim Michaelson, Outside Guard Joe Graetz, Grand Knight John Gushue, Warden Dan Schwab, Trustee Mike Frase and Treasurer Tim Shafer. Not pictured are Deputy Grand Knight Mike Weseli, Lecturer Larry Huiras, Inside Guard Ray Fronczak and Trustee John Knutson. (Submitted photos)
Knights of Columbus celebrate 100 years of service in Hudson
October 8, 2014 - 3:04pm
New Grace Place grand opening is Saturday
October 8, 2014 - 1:41pm
October 1, 2014
Lee Hilfiker demonstrates a replica of the World Drum in the dining room of her Hudson home. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Chuck Nowlen)
'World Drum’ brings message of peace, nature to Hudson
October 1, 2014 - 11:19am
September 25, 2014
Peter Post served on the Hudson City Council for four years in the 1990s. He died Friday, Sept. 19, at the age of 68, after an accidental fall the previous day at his home in Hudson. (Submitted photo)
Peter Post dies from accidental fall
September 25, 2014 - 2:16pm
September 22, 2014
Marybeth Lorbiecki in her North Hudson home’s front yard, which is dominated by a variety of Midwestern prairie plants. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Chuck Nowlen)
Author Marybeth Lorbiecki expands her literary, activism reach
September 22, 2014 - 9:01am
September 18, 2014
At last year’s Fall Festival, the “Soul Men” Jake and Elwood Blues (aka Fr. John Gerritts and Fr. Patrick McConnell) brought down the house during their appearance as special musical guests. (Submitted photo)
St. Patrick Catholic Church Fall Festival starts Friday
September 18, 2014 - 12:31pm
September 15, 2014
Danny Skarsten is pictured with a group of students at The Point, the NETworks office at the corner of Third and Vine streets in downtown Hudson. Front from left are Emma Moody, Chris Lueneburg and Brooke Olson; back, Skarsten, Katie Musselman, Hannah Nelson, Adam Gratz, Sara Jorgenson, Lydia Saathoff and Connor Olson. (Submitted photo)
NETworks Youth Ministries has a new director
September 15, 2014 - 9:45am
September 3, 2014
The Rev. Paul and Ann Martinson are still in love 60 years after meeting in a Minneapolis hospital room. He was visiting a sick uncle and she was a student nurse. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)
Ann and Paul Martinson celebrate 60 years of marriage
September 3, 2014 - 12:17pm
August 8, 2014
Several women volunteered to participate in last week’s effort to count and contact homeless people in Hudson. From left are Maureen Wegleitner, Hudson attorney and board member of Operation HELP and the Hudson Community Foundation, Alyson Maitrejean, Americorps program director for Youth Action Hudson, Hudson Police Office Kate Potter who accompanied the volunteers, Yvonne Larson, director of Youth Action Hudson and Duana Bremer of the Salvation Army. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Meg Heaton)
Search didn't turn up any homeless, but it doesn't mean they aren't here
August 8, 2014 - 10:10am
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