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 city of Hudson has declared a snow plowing event for Monday, Jan. 22 starting at 3 p.m. Parking on city streets is not allowed during this time until the street is fully plowed from curb to curb. Downtwon Hudson is not included in the event.
Growing up with a father as a chiropractor, being regularly adjusted as a kid, Dr. Megan Hejny of Croixview Family Chiropractic dreamed of being not a chiropractor, but an animal trainer. She had her dream job for five years, training animals first in Chicago and then in Miami, when she realized it wasn't the dream she'd imagined. "I just found that I wasn't very happy," Hejny said. She felt unfulfilled and wanted more. After a bad car accident, and seeing the care she received during recovery, she began to consider a career in healthcare.
A small shanty on a quiet lake of ice. Two friends drinking beer and sharing jokes. A day off for fishing and reflection. The set is simple, the cast is small, but The Phipps' production of "Guys on Ice" is packed full of music, laughter, friendship, sentiment, and of course, Packers references. In short, all things Wisconsin.
Development continues in Hudson, with a few projects moving forward with approvals from the Hudson Plan Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Monarch Ventures The council approved a certified survey map and concept development plans by Monarch Ventures for Flaz LLC. The proposed development at 721 First St., right next to the First Street police station, is a multi-use property with two floors of office space, four apartments on the third floor and an underground parking garage.
The Hudson Rotary Club is getting its feet wet with a new fundraising event this year. Participants will brave freezing-cold water to raise money for both Rotary and their own organizations in the area's first-ever St. Croix River Dunk Feb. 17. The event was inspired by other plunges, including one held by the Forest Lake Rotary. "We just saw it as a very good model that we could bring to western Wisconsin," said committee co-chair Kari Rambo. As old fundraisers have been phased out, the River Dunk serves as a new opportunity for the club.
Traffic will continue to increase in the already busy Carmichael Corridor as new developments come to the city, a study of the area showed. Short Elliott Hendrickson traffic consultant Glen Van Wormer presented findings from the Carmichael Corridor study to the Hudson Common Council on Monday, Jan. 8. Van Wormer said the city can use this study to develop concepts to address the issues present. Once those options have been explored Van Wormer said they can then go to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to present the findings.
The city of Hudson has declared a snowplowing event for Friday, Jan. 12 at 2 a.m. Nonpermitted vehicles must remain off the street until the roadway is plowed curb-to-curb.
A smaller crowd did not mean a less rambunctious one at the town hall hosted by U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R) on Monday, Jan. 8 at the Hudson House. About 50 people attended the town hall that was announced Sunday evening, a relatively small number compared to some of Duffy's previously packed events. Constituents still made their voices heard with questions and commentary, both agreeing and disagreeing with Duffy's stances. Duffy said he welcomed the varying viewpoints, saying it's why he holds town halls in his district throughout the year.
Sharing a border, roads and thousands of residents passing in between, Wisconsin and Minnesota often experience similar weather in the winter, and similar road conditions. The Wisconsin DOT has 770 trucks plowing its 34,339 lane miles, and the Minnesota DOT puts out 843 snowplows for its 30,517 lane miles. Lane miles are the preferred measurement term as plows have to cover every lane of a road. This means 10 miles of a two-lane road would be 20 lane miles. Though some techniques are the same, how the two states manage their response differs. Wisconsin
With KAJ Properties, owner Kerry Jacobson has designed a business to fill her needs, knowing that others are looking for the same. "I basically did it for a place for myself, and I thought I'd make a business out of it," Jacobson said. Located at 206 Locust St.,, the building provides leased office space, one-day office rentals, a conference room for rent and a fully furnished apartment above that's open for rent on Airbnb. "I wanted to be able to offer a variety of things for business people," she said.