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The St. Croix Crossing project has announced the full schedule of public paddleboat tour dates for 2016. The paddleboat tours through Stillwater-based St. Croix Boat & Packet allow area residents and visitors to view St. Croix Crossing construction close-up, WisDOT and MinnDOT have announced. The project will offer three tours per month. Wednesday tours will occur from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and again from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday tours will occur from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Events are scheduled for the following dates, rain or shine:
OAKDALE, Minn. -- The upcoming River Valley Wedding Fair will feature displays by more than 90 vendors, beer and wine-tastings, a fashion show and lots of opportunities to win valuable prizes. The fair will be held from noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Prom Center in Oakdale, Minn. It is sponsored by the Rivertown Multimedia (Star-Observer is part of the group). Longtime Twin Cities radio personality, Teri Knight, will serve as emcee at this year’s event.
The St. Croix County Emergency Support Services Department, recently implemented the CodeRED mass notification system as part of its total 911 and emergency communications upgrade. The CodeRED alert system, which went live Aug. 1 will allow the county to quickly deliver alerts of major emergencies to targeted areas or the entire county via landline telephones, cell phones, wireless devices, and by voice, text or email.
RiverFest: Party with a Purpose, runs July 21 through July 26 with numerous activities to encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the St. Croix River while also recognizing the need to preserve its health and beauty. Two popular events will return for the third annual RiverFest celebration — the Native American Celebration on July 21 and Croix Valley Community Band Concert on July 23. On Tuesday, July 21, at 7 p.m.
A kids fishing derby is scheduled Saturday, June 6, at Homestead Park on Perch Lake in the town of St. Joseph from 9-11 a.m. sponsored by the St. Croix County Sportsmans Alliance, St. Croix County Parks Department, Friends of Perch Lake and partners. The derby is for children ages 6-12. Mentors, bait and some fishing poles will be provided. There are prizes for all. Admission to the park is free.
The St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC) held its annual meeting on Tuesday, May 12. Chuck Jerrick, a vice president at WESTconsin Credit Union (Hudson branch) was elected to a...
The 2015 Yellowstone Trail Heritage Days event is set for the weekend of June 6 and 7 in Hudson. New to the community celebration this year is a kick-off with a pre-event canvas painting class. Painting instructor Audrey Martin will offer Yellowstone Trail Heritage Days Canvas Party Painting Classes on two different dates: Thursday, May 28, at 6 p.m. at Pitchfork Brewery, and Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lakefront Park. Attendees will be painting a scene of the Hudson Arch and Toll House on to a pre-traced 11-inch by 14-inch canvas.
Denise Baker of North Hudson is performing in the audience participation comedy “Goldilocks and the Three Hawaiian Bears” at the Old Gem Theater in New Richmond. In this hilarious twist on the classic tale Goldilocks and her three bear friends go Hawaiian where she tastes poi, sleeps in their hammock and helps them surf on their Hawaiian vacation. Performances are Saturday, Jan. 31, at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for children. Group rates are available for weekday matinees. Call (715) 246-3285 or (800) 886-8035 for ticket reservations.
The St. Croix Valley Master Gardeners Association is hosting Garden U on Saturday, March 15, at Ready Randy’s Conference Center, 1490 131st St., New Richmond. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the $30 fee includes lunch and speaker handouts. This year’s Garden U will focus on woody plants in the landscape and invasive plants that are impacting the St. Croix Valley. The education day will feature three speakers, all experts in their field.
With virtually all state votes tabulated in the primary election for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, incumbent Pat Roggensack and challenger Ed Fallone have been declared winners and will face each other in the April 2 spring election. Another challenger in the primary, Vince Megna, received the lowest vote total and was eliminated from the April election. With 99% of the votes tabulated, Roggensack had 229,274 (64%), Fallone had 106,237 (30%), and Megna had 22,711 (6%) Locally vote numbers were in line with state totals. In St.