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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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...
The City of Hudson has begun the process of purchasing a new ambulance for St. Croix EMS and Rescue. Hudson Common Council approved the purchase at the Aug. 1 meeting with the exception that leasing an ambulance with the Hudson Hospital would be done instead if it was cheaper. At the Aug. 15 council meeting, the council approved the purchase as part of the consent agenda. Finance Officer Brenda Malinowski found that buying the ambulance was less expensive than the leasing option.
The Hudson police and fire commission approved Police Chief Marty Jensen's request to open up applications to compile an eligibility list for new officers. The list will be for both...
Most parents would go to any lengths for their children. One father is prepared to go more than 3,000 miles for his. At an undisclosed location, Air Force Capt. John...
As a child, Karla Newman remembers seeing monarch butterflies everywhere. Now as an adult, the lack of monarchs has her worried. “I would feel really weird if there weren’t monarchs,” she said. This concern inspired Karla and her husband Mark to begin raising monarch butterflies. The couple were first exposed to the process in 2010 on a trip to Nebraska to visit Mark’s mother, who was already involved in her own butterfly efforts. Karla said her mother-in-law was hoping the grandchildren would get involved, but it was Karla and Mark who took to the idea.
Construction on Vine Street is moving east as crews progress from Third Street up through Seventh Street. City Engineer Tom Syfko said the first asphalt work has been completed from...