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Local author Ryan Keith Johnson is releasing his next book, titled “Blue Dragon Fantasy; Faded Memories and Short Stories” The 200 page book is a collection of 33 short stories that range from fantasy, horror, romance, drama and comedy. The collection of 33 short stories will be available in February, but can be obtained from the author at area book signings. Johnson is having book signings on Sunday, Dec 15 at Bert’s Coffee on Coulee Street Coffee Shop at 431 Second St. in Hudson from 9 to 11 a.m. and at Caribou on Coulee Road near Target in Hudson from 4 to 6 p.m.
The first Regional Regeneration Symposium co-hosted between the UWRF Tissue and Cellular Innovation Center and the University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute Master Program will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the University Center Ballroom. The event will focus on stem cell and regenerative medicine research at both the TCIC and the SCI.
The St. Croix Valley Chapter of Fishing Has No Boundaries knows the very well the healing powers of fishing. At this year’s annual event, which launched from Lakefront Park, more than 100 people including volunteers and participants with a variety of disabilities spent two days fishing on the scenic St. Croix River. Along with fishing, the event includes “food, fun and camaraderie” for participants and volunteers alike according to the nonprofit organization. The goal of the event is to provide a safe and positive experience for all of the participants.
Parents and teachers from River Crest Elementary worked together to prepare a site for a natural play space and outdoor classroom Saturday, Nov. 2. One of the goals of this project is to give students a place to play and explore in the midst of nature rather than being beside it. The volunteers cleared invasive species such as buckthorn and Siberian elm.
Troop 55155 Junior girl scouts raked leaves at Lake Front park for community cleanup day Sunday Nov. 3. The group included, front from left, Amelia Allegro and Alyssa Anderson; middle, Isabel Brown, Raelynn Deaton, Piper Leeson and Cadence Robl; back, Abigail Lingenfelter.
Daisy Scout Troop #56450 and Junior Girl Scout Troop helped rake leaves in Lakefront Park as a part of the Girl Scouts Community Cleanup Day Sunday, Nov. 3. Among the participants were, front from left, Sydnee Pytleski and Audrey Hatfield; middle, Lily Welle, Brenna Nee and Mya Schultz; back, Norah Keech, Maliah Pytleski and Grace Johnson. Submitted photo to Hudson Star Observer.
Co-workers from Bremer Bank and friends of Greg and Judy Berg got together and planted two trees in Lakefront Park in honor of their daughter Ellie. The trees were planted to serve as a beautiful tribute to her life. They are located near the Hudson Arch on the north end of the park. One is bright red maple symbolizing beauty; the other is an oak representing stability. These trees are a reminder to Greg and Judy and to the entire Hudson community of how precious life is.
State Rep. Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) joined four other Assembly lawmakers in sending a letter to Sen. Tom Tiffany and Rep. Joan Ballweg -- authors of Wisconsin bills to limit local control of frac sand mining -- opposing the legislation’s failure to honor the principle of local control. Their letter reads: “As representatives of western Wisconsin, we have seen firsthand the economic benefits created by the nonmetallic mining industry.
Site work for a new 5,140 square foot single-story office building in Hudson's St. Croix Business Park East began on a small-scale Friday, Nov. 1, with the owners and employees turning a few spades of earth. The structure will be owned by Evan Ray Properties LLC and will be partially occupied by Bostrom Financial Group, which currently operates from offices at 744 Ryan Drive -- a space shared with First National Community Bank and other professional services.
If you are reading this editorial — written by a free citizen in a free country — then thank a veteran. Monday we recognize the contributions of our nation’s military veterans — those who served in both war and peace, stateside and abroad. The local ceremony is at the St. Croix County Government Center, Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.