Monday, April 29, 2013
The "We PowerUp the Valley" kick-off event Saturday, May 4 in Stillwater will include an official attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people doing the Cha Cha Slide in one place. Hudson's Lisa Rambo will also be at the event.
Lakeview Health is hosting a "We PowerUp the Valley" kick-off event Saturday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Stillwater Junior High. The event will include an official attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people doing the Cha Cha Slide in one place. The Cha Cha Slide World Record attempt will happen at 9 a.m. sharp, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early between 7:45-8:30 a.m. The PowerUp Kickoff event is a chance to share new ideas on how fun it can be to PowerUp our families, ourselves and the entire St. Croix River Valley community, according to Lainie Steffen of Lakeview Health. Lisa Rambo, the Hudson High School special education assistant who is competed on Season 14 of "The Biggest Loser," and was runner up …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
A quick look at the top headlines from last week around the Twin Cities east metro area.
Below is a collection of stories from east metro Patch sites: Oakdale, Woodbury, Stillwater and Hudson. Construction of Trinity Academy's $1.3 Million Expansion to Start Late-Spring The $1.3 million dollar expansion and renovation will add more than 12,000 square feet to the building, including five classrooms, a new science lab and art room, and space for private music lessons. River Crest Elementary Principal Travis Barringer Resigns One factor in Barringer's decision to leave the Hudson School District "is the negativity and unjust public criticism directed at administrators throughout my three years in Hudson,” he wrote in a letter to the Hudson Board of Education. One Person Transported After Townhouse Fire on Tall Grass Street The …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Fill out our form and we will run a profile on Patch so residents can learn more about you and the business where you work.
If you are an employee of a local small business, Patch wants to learn more about you. We want to know more about the people who work in our town. What's the best advice you've ever received? What are your Pet Peeves? What's your dream vacation? Fill out this "Employee Spotlight" form, upload a photo and we will post a profile about you on Patch. Have fun with it. Use the right scroll bar to see all the questions. Please fill out the form and click the "Submit" button before you upload a photo. Click on the white and green "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the right. You should see a thumbnail of your photo after you upload it. Include your name in the photo caption. If you have any questions about the form, email Kevira.Voegele@patch…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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If you own or manage a local small business, Patch wants to hear from you. Fill out this "Business Spotlight" form and we will feature your company on Patch. Use the right scroll bar to see all the questions. Please fill out the form and click the "Submit" button before you upload a photo. Click on the white and green "Upload Photos and Videos" button above. You should see a thumbnail of your photo after you upload it. Include the business name in the photo caption. If you have any questions about the form, email Kevira.Voegele@patch.com.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Last week two Bald Eaglets were hatched in a nest right next door to the Andersen Windows facility in Bayport. On Earth Day, employees learned how to be good neighbors, in the hopes that the raptor family hangs around for years to come.
Andersen Windows has new neighbors—of the raptor variety. Of all the places along the St. Croix River Valley that a bald eagle family could build a home, they chose to nest in a tree right next door to Andersen’s factory in Bayport. Just this month, two eaglets were hatched, and according to Susan Roeder of Andersen, raptor experts say the bald eagles could be living there for years to come. “Since they're going to be next-door neighbors, Andersen wanted to start things off on the right foot,” Roeder said. “So we held a unique luncheon on Earth Day to teach employees how to be good neighbors to bald eagles.” Andersen invited Jennifer Vieth, the executive director of the Carpenter Nature Center, and Andy Weaver, the Field Biology teacher …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The lawsuit seeks an “immediate injunction to halt further work while the courts determine if the department acted properly in awarding the bid to a company with a lower technical score and price tag that was $6 million greater than the McCrossan bid.”
C.S. McCrossan filed a federal lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Transportation on Monday in U.S. District Court alleging that MnDOT and its commissioner illegally rejected its bid to construct the approach work for the St. Croix River Crossing. C.S. McCrossan is seeking an “immediate injunction to halt further work while the courts determine if the department acted properly in awarding the bid to a company with a lower technical score and price tag that was $6 million greater than the McCrossan bid,” according to a news release the company issued Monday afternoon. The federal lawsuit alleges that MnDOT improperly applied federal rules with respect to hiring disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE). “We are in no way debating the…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A quick look at the top headlines from last week around the Twin Cities east metro area and Hudson.
Below is a collection of stories from east metro Patch sites:Oakdale, Woodbury, Stillwater and Hudson. Jersey Mike’s Subs to Open in Woodbury Next Week The new sandwich shop is located between Cold Stone Creamery and Noodles & Company at 7455 Currell Blvd. in Woodbury. Phony 911 Calls Prompt Legislation from Woodbury Sen. Susan Kent The bill was Kent’s first to pass through the state Senate. Gangnam Style MCA Testing Celebration at Woodbury Middle School (Video) MCA testing is underway at area schools... Woodbury Middle School opted to provide tips via "Gangnam Style.” Community Looks to Help Victims of Oakdale Fire The Woodbury Dance Center, where a fifth-grader from the destroyed Oakdale townhome takes lessons, is collecting gift cards …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The sale of the Dibbo's building to Last Man Standing LLC was finalized on April 9. Developers hope to open new craft beer pub in June.
You’ve probably noticed the Dumpster in front of the Dibbo’s building in downtown Hudson. That’s there because the sale of the building to Last Man Standing LLC—a partnership between Anthony Dabruzzi, Aaron Kearns and Ed Bremer—was made final last week, and demolition is underway. Plans are to remodel the existing bar, café and common area of the first floor before the craft beer pub opens in June, Dabruzzi told the Hudson Star-Observer. RELATED: Dibbo's Last Stand: Austin Healy Sends Dibbo's to 'Rock n' Roll Heaven' with 'Freebird' Dibbo’s Café Serves its Last Cup of Joe Developer Presents Ambitious Plan to Transform Dibbo's Into Restaurant, Pub, Banquet Hall and More According to plans presented to the Plan Commission, as reported by …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau family-friendly, community business expo runs from 11 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14.
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Friday, April 12
American Gothic IPA, Grain Witch Black IPA, Silo Flaked Barley Stout, Barn Door British Brown Ale and Crooked Teeth British Bitter are expected to be available when Pitchfork Brewing Co. opens later this spring.
Pitchfork Brewing Co., a new nanobrewery soon to open in Hudson, announced the names of the beers it plans to have on hand when the brewery formally opens, according to a Facebook post published Thursday. The brewery, which hasn't yet announced its opening date, is located next to Paddy Ryan's Irish Pub is just off Exit 4 in the Town of Hudson. The owners left the beer-naming up to its Facebook fans, and the five winners earned a flight of beer and a growler full of the beer they named, according to the Facebook post. Here are the winners along with their winning beer names: PITCHFORK BREWING CO. ON FACEBOOK