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Four candidates have applied for the District 6 seat on the St. Croix County Board. The vacancy opened when second-term supervisor Bob Long moved out of the district. Board members will vote at their Jan. 8 meeting on an interim supervisor who will fill the term through the next board election in April 2020. Board Chair Roger Larson said he plans to meet informally with each candidate ahead of the Jan. 8 meeting. He said a strong understanding of the role and issues of the entire county are most important in an applicant.
In August, the Hudson Inclusion Alliance hosted the city's first "Longer Table" event. With picnic tables lined up spanning 160 feet, about 350 people turned out for the potluck-style meal at Lakefront Park. "We want to punctuate Hudson with a very welcoming event," said HIA co-leader Tony Bol at the time. "It is a scrappy concept with good intentions."
Made-to-order doughnuts are coming to Woodbury. The Pennsylvania-based chain Duck Donuts prides itself on allowing patrons to customize their pastries and watch as they're made from scratch. The chain expects to open its first Minnesota location at 7455 Currell Blvd., in December, according to a press release.
The St. Croix County Board of Supervisors will have a vacancy effective Thursday, Nov. 15. District 6 supervisor Bob Long, who was re-elected to a second term in April, first announced in August that he will be moving out of the district, which makes him ineligible to continue holding his position. The board will accept applications and vote on a replacement to serve the remaining portion of the term, which goes through April 2020. County Clerk Cindy Campbell said applicants should send a letter of interest and qualifications to her or Board Chair Roger Larson.
The Minnesota-based arena rock tribute band Hairball prides itself on near-identical portrayals of icons like Alice Cooper. So when a white vocalist appeared wearing dark makeup to play Prince's "Purple Rain" to a crowd of 7,500 at the Minnesota State Fair recently, it was business as usual, said their manager Mike Findling. "They wear makeup on KISS. They wear makeup on Alice Cooper. They wear makeup on Prince," Findling said, adding that he didn't consider the powder vocalist Kris Vox wore to look black to be blackface. "How would we do it in any other way?"
Seated around a stretch of picnic tables spanning over 160 feet, more than 350 people shared potato salad and stories at Hudson's Lakefront Park Sunday.
Liz Bruch, 76, silently concentrates on her color marker masterpiece: a row of blue, yellow and pink flowers. Across the table, Celia Olson, 18, adds polka dots to her green peace sign. Smiley faces and hand-written messages like "On the inside we're all just pink" and "Say hi to the people around you" adorn the giant sheet of paper set to line the 160-foot-long stretch of connected tables for Sunday's "The Longer Table" event. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 5, the Hudson Inclusion Alliance will host a community potluck at Lakefront Park, with over 150 expected attendees.