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Hudson celebrates the St. Croix with RiverFest

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Tylor Huber picks up garbage along the St. Croix River as part of the RiverFest clean-up event on Tuesday, July 18, the kickoff of RiverFest. Events continued through Sunday. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia2 / 7
Michelle Homesky of the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin dances during a performance on Sunday, July 23. The Native American celebration that day also featured dancing by the Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company and speaker James Knutson-Kolodzne. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia3 / 7
Doug Harmon shows memorabilia from the Civil War during the encampment at the Octagon House on Saturday, July 22. The event featured a camp on the lawn and an old-fashioned ice cream social. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia4 / 7
Dante Zeien smiles as he waits for a bite during the kids’ fishing derby on Saturday. Prizes were awarded for biggest, smallest and most fish. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia5 / 7
Brandon Geschick of the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin leads the group during the Native American celebration on Sunday. The event closed with a water ceremony. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia6 / 7
Claire Harstad, with help from her dad off-camera, shows off her prize-winning fish weighing more than 400 grams during the RiverFest kids’ fishing derby on Saturday, July 22. The competition was for children ages 6-12. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia7 / 7

The annual St. Croix RiverFest kicked off on Tuesday, July 18, with a week full of events surrounding the St. Croix River. Throughout the week, Hudson celebrated with a river clean-up, wildlife presentation, nature boat cruise, kids fishing derby, Civil War encampment, Native American performances and more.

Rebecca Mariscal

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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