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Almost anyone can tell you the job market is a different place today, especially if you are looking for work. The old rules of being there in person, knocking on doors and calling to bring your resume back to the top of the pile are as old as dust. It is also different for the employers who are looking to fill positions. They are looking to professional recruiters to do the work for them, right up to the point of finding the right person who can step right into the job without an interview. JP Staffing has a new recruiting manager based in Hudson.
St. Croix Animal Friends hosted its annual fundraiser on March 27 at The Valley House. A near capacity crowd of 150 showed up to enjoy an evening with theme of a "Blast from the Past." Included in the activities were a silent auction, raffle, door prizes, a hula hoop contest and a limbo contest accompanied by cutouts of Elvis and Marilyn Monroe. In addition to the price of a ticket, you could add a few more "funds" to the event by having a button made from photos taken of everyone who attended. The event raised $5,000 for the organization.
Whether you are looking a bit older than you want or you want to remove a tattoo that reminds you of a day gone by, the mother and son team of Laurie and Tony Wall can help. She opened the Transcend Medi-Spa in Hudson and Tony opened Lasered Ink in the same location. Wall, no stranger to Hudson or the medical world, has been working in the medical field since she was 18, most of it as an EMT, including stints with St. Croix EMS, Lakeview and North Memorial. After she met Dr. Scott Jenkins, her world changed from saving people in crisis situations to a different kind of saving.
March can be a lovely time to travel, especially if it is spring break and you are in the Hudson High School Choral program. This year 74 members, all junior and seniors from the Chamber and Chanteuse choirs, traveled to four countries, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Austria from March 12 to March 21. Including parent and administrative chaperones the total traveling was 95. They departed Minneapolis on three separate flights and started their tour in Prague traveling on two buses.
Cartridge World opened its doors and drive-up window on Feb. 8 at 1015 Pearson Drive, in the small strip mall by Starbucks. The franchise, founded in Australia, now has over 1,700 shops worldwide. After making its debut in the United States in 2002, there are now over 650 stores here. "It is really a green product," said general manager John Hintz, who oversees the Hudson and Eau Claire stores. "The carbon footprint is very, very good. It takes one gallon of oil to make a cartridge and it would take 450 years for one to degrade in a landfill, so using them over makes sense.
Is your washing machine clunking even when it is in balance or your dryer taking two hours to dry one load? Eric Larson may have just the solution for you during these trying economic times. Larson, currently a Hudson resident, opened Hudson Appliance at 598 Outpost Circle, Suite C. He can save you money three ways: He offers full service on all makes and models, sells parts to do it yourselfers or can sell you a refurbished machine, which comes with a one year warranty. "I have always been a fix-it guy," said Larson, who served this area for Mr.
I am extending an invitation to the U.S. District Court Chief Judge, whose recent ruling halted the construction of the new "Stillwater Bridge," to come for a walk with me. For over a decade, I have tried to patiently ignore the ridiculous judicial wrangling over the St. Croix River Crossing Bridge. Now I realize Judge Michael Davis may not appreciate my calling his 93-page decision ridiculous. However it is my "summary" judgment regarding five decades of delays and nearly 20 years of bickering by over 27 different agencies and groups about how, when or if the bridge will be built.
Huu Van Nguyen gave up years ago having people call him by his first name Huu. "I would say my name is Huu (who)," said Van, "Van is easier for people to understand." The energetic entrepreneur came to America in 1982 from Viet Nam and hasn't stopped working since. His first stop was Colorado where he went to college. After his first three months of employment there, he earned the trust of his employer, was given a key and supervised a night shift of 11 people. His crew out-produced the day crew of 33 people. Van was on his way.
While visiting the Hatch family for Christmas, New York fashion designer Malan Breton, who is a family friend, was so moved by what the family shared with him, he changed the theme of his February Fall 2010 Fashion Show. "He asked if he could see the clothes and artifacts I have saved and collected for Emerson," said Angelique Hatch. Emerson was born in Hyderabad, India, in 2000 and after a long adoption process she joined the Hatch family on March 5, 2002. "When I think about the little girl who came, she couldn't sit up or walk and she was two years old.
What comes to mind when you think of geothermal? Perhaps it is Iceland or Yellowstone National Park. Jason Bast is hopeful you will think of him. One of the homes featured this spring on the Tour of Homes features a geothermal heating and cooling system. It was built by Bast. The geothermal system starts with 3,000 feet of tubing buried 20 feet below the surface and arranged in five 600 foot loops. "Below 15 feet the earth maintains a constant temperature of 47 degrees," said Bast.