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STOCKHOLM — Ten years ago, it was a tiny storefront in the tiniest village in Wisconsin. A decade later, the Stockholm Pie Company has quadrupled in size, garnered national recognition, and launched a brand new general store. The Stockholm Pie Company will celebrate its 10th anniversary and the official grand opening of the new, adjacent "General Store at Stockholm Pie" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5. The free festivities will include live accordion music, treats and drawings for gifts. Guests can experience an array of pies with a "Pie Flight" tasting.
ST. CROIX FALLS — The National Park Service and the St. Croix River Association are celebrating 50 years of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. U.S. Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Wisconsin Sen. Patty Schachtner, community leaders and young river stewards were among those gathered at the St. Croix River Visitor Center for a special event to highlight plans to celebrate the anniversary.
DRESSER — At a campaign kick-off event April 5, Gae Magnafici, the Republican candidate for the state 28th Assembly District, kicked off her campaign to a standing-room-only crowd. Guests joining Magnafici at her event included current Rep. Adam Jarchow and former Rep. Erik Severson who have both publicly endorsed her candidacy.
NEW RICHMOND — United Way St. Croix Valley will present “A Strong Workforce Today and Tomorrow: Healthy Children, Thriving Communities” 7:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19 at WITC-New Richmond.
Five candidates have filed for three positions on the North Hudson Village Board for the Tuesday, April 3 election. The Star-Observer asked contenders to fill out an introductory questionnaire. Their responses are recorded below. Joshua Lee Bennis Bennis informed the paper he would not be submitting a response. Robert Cizek Age: 69 Address: 500 Wisconsin St. N. #210 Occupation: Retired Family: Single with two children and three grandchildren Prior elected offices held: None
Hudson/North Hudson Community Access TV hosted candidate forums for North Hudson Village Board, Hudson mayor and St. Croix County Board district 4-7. Find the videos below. Read more Spring Election coverage here: Election 2018 Hudson mayor North Hudson Village Board
Registration for Hudson School District summer swim lessons is open for Hudson residents and nonresidents. Fees are $10 per student per two-week session for levels 1-6, and Waders 1, 2/3 levels are $20 per session. All classes are registered on a first come, first served basis. Lessons are held at the Hudson Middle School pool. For more information or to register, visit www.hudsonraiders.org/for-families/summer-swim-program .
In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling cancer and other illnesses are fighting for their lives. The American Red Cross asks blood donors to help patients rebound by making a lifesaving donation this spring.
Discover the best of area businesses at the 16th annual Spring Showcase on Sunday, March 18, at the Hudson Sports and Civic Center. The Spring Showcase is your opportunity to visit area businesses in one location. In addition, take a chance on a raffle to win big while enjoying a variety of fun, family activities. Admission and activities are free of cost. Explore the mysteries of chemistry, air pressure, sound and music, and the science of the ultra-cold with the amazing 3M Visiting Wizards from 11 a.m. to noon.
Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America announced Raymond A. Hornung IV was presented with scouting's highest honor on Feb. 11 at St. Patrick Church in Hudson. The son of Ray and Liz Hornung, Hornung is a member of Troop 148, chartered by Knights of Columbus 1762 with Scoutmaster Ken Coenen. In order to achieve the rank of Eagle, Hornung had to earn 21 merit badges and show leadership by planning, developing and completing a community service project. For his project, he wrote a grant for, resourced and built a permanent gaga pit at Hudson Prairie Elementary school.