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March 19, 2015
Willow River Elementary students Jack Pomeroy and Sylvia Liberatore have their picture taken with their principal, Kimberly Osterhues. Jack and Sylvia have genetic eye diseases, and are the inspiration for the Dining in the Dark event. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)
Guests test their senses ‘Dining in the Dark’
March 19, 2015 - 10:25am
March 15, 2015
The Phipps Dance Company celebrates its tenth season on March 20 and  21, at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Front from left, Emerson Hatch, Lauren Lansfeldt, Chloe Hawksford, Taylor Casey, and Rachel Werner; middle, Laren Chang of Afton, Natalie Duncan, Hana Saifullah, Kaylie Brand, Jade Kromer of Stillwater, Lainey Hanson of Bayport; back, Justine Ploeger, Isabella Zontelli, Stephanie Stoerzinger. All are from Hudson unless indicated. (Submitted photo)
Phipps Dance Company performs March 20, 21
March 15, 2015 - 12:09am
March 11, 2015
Pictured are, from left, Princess Dani Baierl, Miss Hudson Alex Bourdeau, Princess Sarah Lockbaum and Princess Maria Cote. (Submitted photo)
Be princess for a day
March 11, 2015 - 1:28pm
Senior all-night party fundraiser this Saturday -- show features comedy and magic show, buffet dinner and silent auction
March 11, 2015 - 12:16pm
February 24, 2015
Hudson brothers Ryan and Quintin Moothedan
In "Oliver!"
February 24, 2015 - 3:34pm
UWRF Africa Night Feb. 27
February 24, 2015 - 9:31am
February 20, 2015
The resourceful young hero Aladdin is played by Alex Hadlich, Hudson, who seeks the hand of the free-spirited Princess Jasmine (Ruby Johnson, Hudson). Tickets are $21 for adults, $19 for students 13 and older as well as seniors, and $16 for children age 12 and younger. It is recommended for children age 4 and older. Reservations may be made by contacting The Phipps ticket office at (715) 386-8409 or online at (Photo by Deanna Grigus)
Phipps' 'Aladdin Jr.' deftly fills blockbuster movie's shoes
February 20, 2015 - 1:00pm
February 16, 2015
Music and writing go hand-in-hand for Jeff Schwarz of Hudson. The member of the band Woodshop has penned his first novel, “Karl and the Kooltones.” (Submitted photo)
Music and writing go together for Hudson novelist
February 16, 2015 - 9:32am
Members of Copper Street Brass include, front, Allison Hall; back, Timothy J. Bradley, Corbin Dillon, Alex Wolff and Nick Adragna. (Submitted photo)
Copper Street Brass performs Sunday at The Phipps
February 16, 2015 - 6:00am
February 15, 2015
“Love Medicine” by Louise Erdrich, is the 2015 featured book in Read and Release program. The books are free and can be found in various locations throughout the St. Croix Valley. (Submitted photo)
ArtReach St. Croix fostering ‘Read and Release’ for The Big Read
February 15, 2015 - 7:00am
February 12, 2015
Fredrice Nord and Jason Decheine after an interview last week at Hudson’s Pier 500 restaurant. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Chuck Nowlen)
Valentine’s classic ‘Love Letters’ allows local actors to shine
February 12, 2015 - 9:17am
Pictured in a rehearsal scene from ‘Aladdin Jr., from left, is ensemble member Mark Miller, River Falls; Alex Hadlich, Hudson, as Aladdin; Ruby Johnson, Hudson, as Princess Jasmine; and ensemble member Amy Eckberg, Stillwater. (Submitted photo)
’Aladdin Jr.’ playing at The Phipps
February 12, 2015 - 7:00am
February 10, 2015
Willow River State Park near Hudson hosts candlelight skiing, hiking Saturday
February 10, 2015 - 9:09am
February 7, 2015
Pilots were unable to launch their balloons Saturday morning because of the wind speed and direction, about nine or 10 balloons were inflated to give the big crowd something to see. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)
Warm weather brings big crowds for Hot Air Affair
February 7, 2015 - 11:28am
February 6, 2015
This photo by Mike Reich of the Saturday night Moon Glow is last year’s first place winner of the annual Hot Air Affair photo contests. Bring your camera and submit your favorite HAA photos, details at and
Hudson Hot Air Affair offers balloons, parade, fireworks and much more
February 6, 2015 - 2:29pm