- Member for
- 4 years 10 months
The Northwoods League St. Croix River Hounds have announced the hiring of Bill Fanning as team president. Fanning joins the River Hounds with more than 18 years of minor league front office experience including stints with the Denver Zephyrs, Spokane Indians, Wichita Wranglers and St. Paul Saints. Fanning will be tasked with setting the course for the team's success through ticket and advertising sales, promotions, overall ballpark atmosphere and customer service.
It's all about the balloons — and there will be plenty of them to see in Hudson during the annual Hudson Hot Air Affair, presented by WESTconsin Credit Union-Hudson. This is the 29th year for the hot air balloon rally and winter festival, and old home week for many of the returning pilots as the Hot Air Affair is an annual stop on many of the balloonists' schedules.
John J. Albert, 44, White Bear Lake, Minn., was convicted of disorderly conduct Dec. 1 and fined $150. The charge stemmed from a May 28, 2006, incident in the town of Somerset. One count of fleeing or eluding an officer, two counts of terroristic threats, one count of misdemeanor bail jumping and one count of misdemeanor THC possession against Daniel J. Annunziata, 44, Roberts, were dismissed Dec. 13. The charges stemmed from a Nov. 14, 2017, incident in Hudson.
Calling it out TO THE EDITOR "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries coming here?" Trump said about Haitians and Africans. I must speak up: this is bigotry. This remark has nothing to do with a merit-based immigration system, but has everything to do with discrimination based on skin color. No people, no country (let alone an entire continent) should be subjected to blatant racism, especially from the White House.
The public reception for the new exhibitions in The Galleries will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at The Phipps Center for the Arts. All are invited to meet the artists and enjoy hors d'oeuvres at this event for all ages. The Galleries feature ceramic sculpture by Jenn Angell of River Falls, mixed media drawings by Lou Ferreri of St.
The Hudson Hot Air Affair winter festival and hot air balloon rally on Jan. 26-28 will be presented by WESTconsin Credit Union. While the balloons are the main feature of this annual event, with mass ascension flights of over 40 hot air balloons (weather permitting) on Saturday and Sunday, there are a variety of family friendly activities offered throughout the weekend.
First American Bank recently donated $500 to Grace Place to help kick off the Salvation Army's marathon of bell-ringing. Grace Place has been serving the homeless for over 15 years and has recently been serving record numbers of people. Donations have not kept up with the increased organizational needs of their expanded shelter. The mission of Grace Place is to provide safe temporary shelter to homeless individuals and families without discrimination, while giving guidance to promote independence.
Restaurant inspection reports TO THE EDITOR I have often looked in the Star Observer for published reports of local restaurant inspections by municipal governments and have never noticed them. In a phone call to the Star Observer I learned today such restaurant inspection results are printed in the legal publication section of the newspaper. (Editor's note: Restaurant inspection results are not printed anywhere in the Star Observer.)
Michael L. Barthel, 38, Isanti, Minn., was released on $2,500 signature bond Dec. 27 on charges of felony retail theft and resisting an officer. The charges stemmed from a Dec. 23 incident in River Falls. Adam R. Lofquist, 43, Houlton, was ordered to post $500 cash bond Dec. 28 on one count of felony bail jumping. The charge stemmed from a Dec. 27 incident in Hudson. Terry W. Robl, 39, Somerset, was ordered to post $500 cash bond Dec. 28 on two counts of felony bail jumping. The charges stemmed from a Dec. 27 incident in Hudson.
I meant to write this letter years ago when my sons were in hockey, and as tournament director, I was tasked with soliciting donations from businesses in town. The extended community of Hudson would never disappoint and willingly provided water, treats for visiting teams, coffee, discount coupons, etc.