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Calling it out TO THE EDITOR "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries coming here?" Trump said about Haitians and Africans. I must speak up: this is bigotry. This remark has nothing to do with a merit-based immigration system, but has everything to do with discrimination based on skin color. No people, no country (let alone an entire continent) should be subjected to blatant racism, especially from the White House.
The public reception for the new exhibitions in The Galleries will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at The Phipps Center for the Arts. All are invited to meet the artists and enjoy hors d'oeuvres at this event for all ages. The Galleries feature ceramic sculpture by Jenn Angell of River Falls, mixed media drawings by Lou Ferreri of St.
The Hudson Hot Air Affair winter festival and hot air balloon rally on Jan. 26-28 will be presented by WESTconsin Credit Union. While the balloons are the main feature of this annual event, with mass ascension flights of over 40 hot air balloons (weather permitting) on Saturday and Sunday, there are a variety of family friendly activities offered throughout the weekend.
First American Bank recently donated $500 to Grace Place to help kick off the Salvation Army's marathon of bell-ringing. Grace Place has been serving the homeless for over 15 years and has recently been serving record numbers of people. Donations have not kept up with the increased organizational needs of their expanded shelter. The mission of Grace Place is to provide safe temporary shelter to homeless individuals and families without discrimination, while giving guidance to promote independence.
Restaurant inspection reports TO THE EDITOR I have often looked in the Star Observer for published reports of local restaurant inspections by municipal governments and have never noticed them. In a phone call to the Star Observer I learned today such restaurant inspection results are printed in the legal publication section of the newspaper. (Editor's note: Restaurant inspection results are not printed anywhere in the Star Observer.)
Michael L. Barthel, 38, Isanti, Minn., was released on $2,500 signature bond Dec. 27 on charges of felony retail theft and resisting an officer. The charges stemmed from a Dec. 23 incident in River Falls. Adam R. Lofquist, 43, Houlton, was ordered to post $500 cash bond Dec. 28 on one count of felony bail jumping. The charge stemmed from a Dec. 27 incident in Hudson. Terry W. Robl, 39, Somerset, was ordered to post $500 cash bond Dec. 28 on two counts of felony bail jumping. The charges stemmed from a Dec. 27 incident in Hudson.
I meant to write this letter years ago when my sons were in hockey, and as tournament director, I was tasked with soliciting donations from businesses in town. The extended community of Hudson would never disappoint and willingly provided water, treats for visiting teams, coffee, discount coupons, etc.
Ahh, a new year! What will we see in this new year? If you think 2017 was a shocker, what might happen in 2018? There's no way to really know.
Emily and Tyler Kerber, River Falls welcomed their daughter Eliana Edith into the world on Jan. 1, 2018 at 7:56 p.m. at Hudson Hospital Birth Center. The New Year's baby arrived weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20 inches.
The 29th annual Hudson Hot Air Affair celebration has been moved one week earlier, to Jan. 26-28, 2018. This fun-filled winter festival and hot air balloon rally changed its date due to the Super Bowl taking place in Minneapolis. With football in mind, the 2018 Hot Air Affair theme is "Touchdown Hudson XXIX" with several football-related activities during the event.