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For more than three decades Operation HELP has been helping provide a happy holiday season to area families in need of assistance. The annual Operation HELP Christmas Campaign for Kids is a cooperative effort between the organization and sponsors from throughout the community working together to provide gifts for children, from infants and toddlers through high school. The only requirement is that the family live in the Hudson School District. Families register to participate and give information about their children including sizes and a wish list.
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Residents of the Hudson School District have received, or will receive, an important item in the mail sometime this week. It will be the 16-page survey, developed by the Slinger-based...
Ballroom dance parties are offered on the first and third Saturday of every month October to May, and the third Saturday of every month June to September, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the dance studio of The Phipps Center for the Arts. Tom Larson will offer a dance lesson during the first hour. Country two-step and nightclub two-step will be highlighted on Saturday, Nov. 7. West Coast swing and the hustle will be featured on Nov. 21. This is an opportunity to have fun trying out new dance skills in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Dancers of all experience levels are welcome.
“Into the Woods,” an adult fairy tale with a Tony award-winning book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, will be performed Nov. 6-29 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Director Beth Reidenbach is clearly excited to bring Sondheim’s musical to the center. “It’s a perfect fit for The Phipps’ stage and technical resources,” she comments.
Families with young children birth to age eight are invited to attend the free Family Fun Musical Event coming to River Crest Elementary School in Hudson Monday, Nov. 2. The evening event is scheduled 5-6:45 p.m. and will include a free supper and fun parent/child activities that help children manage and recognize their feelings. A free dinner and hands-on activities is set from 5-6 p.m.
Local businesses Knotty Vines and Chicone’s Liquor Mart have paired up to co-sponsor the “Around the World“ wine tasting Friday, Nov. 6, at the Hudson House Grand Hotel, benefiting Hudson Hospital & Clinic. The wine event, which is in its ninth year, has raised over $120,000 for the hospital and other local health community partners. Each year, the Hudson Hospital Foundation hosts the event with over 300 guests in attendance. “We are excited to partner with Chicone’s this year,” said John Van Allen, owner of Knotty Vines.
Construction progress continues on the St. Croix Crossing project into the fall of 2015. The Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation announced another construction milestone in mid-October as construction crews have now installed half of the bridge segments at piers 8 and 9. Pier 8 is closest to the MN shore. 15 of 29 segments were installed as of mid-October. 650 bridge segments are required for the project over the river. As of Oct 17, the production facility on Grey Cloud Island in Cottage Grove, Minn. hit the halfway mark with 325 segments cast.
A 24-year-old Osceola man died Saturday evening, Oct. 24, in a single-vehicle crash in St. Croix County’s town of Somerset. According to the St. Croix Sheriff’s Department, Jordon M. Cloutier was ejected from the 2005 Dodge Durango in which he was a passenger. The vehicle crashed on Hwy.
Forum News Service MINNEAPOLIS -- Twenty-six years after the disappearance of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling brought national media attention to central Minnesota, a person of interest in the case has been...