Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism.
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The award-winning pianist sits in his brightly-lit workshop, fingers playing with his piano keys as he talks. He has recently returned from a summer competition abroad, but he also speaks to his other interests, including video games, math, drums and basketball. After winning an international piano competition in Spain, John Michael Berdusco is now working on his next project: sixth grade.
Like many college students, Hudson High School Graduate Lewis Wiechmann spent his summer working. Unlike other students, Wiechmann’s job entailed fighting wildfires in national forests. For the second summer, Wiechmann...
Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Minnesota Sen. Al Franken toured the St. Croix Crossing project on Sept. 1 to view the progress of the bridge. The crossing spans 5,000 feet over the St. Croix River connecting St. Joseph, Wisconsin with Oak Park Heights, Minnesota. After breaking ground in 2013, the project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017. Baldwin said she was amazed to see the progress of the construction.
Living in downtown Hudson, Lakefront Park was John Mingo and Rebecca Erickson-Mingo’s backyard. “We both of us just spent a lot of time walking and enjoying the view and the beauty,” Erickson-Mingo said. The couple’s home is in Hudson’s oldest building built in 1857, which was formerly the home of the Hudson Star and Times newspaper. From the building’s deck, Lakefront Park is visible stretching along First Street.
Students all over Hudson packed their backpacks and headed off to the first day of school for the year.
The Hampton Inn and Suites in Hudson held its grand opening Aug. 18 with a ribbon cutting and Chamber of Commerce Event. The hotel opened its doors in June after construction began in August of 2015. “We’re excited to be able to bring the Hampton Inn brand to the community and we think that they’ll love the hotel,” said Kinseth Hospitality Companies Executive Vice President Bruce Kinseth. “They’ll like everything about this hotel.” Opening the hotel has been a multi-year project. Kinseth said he first started looking at the community eight years ago.
By Rebecca Mariscal email@example.com The calm of the prairie grass and insects buzzing at the Carpenter Nature Center will be joined for a day by artist stands and the sound of music. “It’s so neat to have an art festival and this is your background,” said Carpenter Art Festival Art Director Steve King. “It’s just peaceful as can be.” The Wisconsin side of the Carpenter Nature Center, located at 300 Cove Road south of Hudson, will host the Carpenter Art Festival on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
The Hudson finance committee decided that employee performance reviews would not have an impact on raises in 2017 at a special meeting on Aug. 18. City Administrator Devin Willi brought the issue to the committee because the city needs a system in place to use performance reviews to help determine raises.
When Breanna Simon drives down the street, people get excited. With the bright yellow truck, she’s hard to miss. “When I see people, when I come down the street they jump and scream and holler and like flail their arms around,” she said. Four years ago, Simon started running her own ice cream truck, Bee’s Ice Cream. “I don’t think there’s any other job in the entire world where people are constantly so excited to see you,” she said.
They can be found on the banks of the St. Croix River, along Second Street, amid stacks of books and in theater seats. Pokemon have invaded Hudson. Pokemon Go, an...