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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For staff at Hudson School District, help in an emergency will now be just a tap away. The district has partnered with Hudson-based security company Hedge Tactical Solutions (HTS) to implement the company's Active Alert app across the district. The app allows staff to send an emergency alert in cases such as a shooting or fire through their phones, informing everyone in the school as well as first responders.
New to the community, attorney Benjamin Wright is looking to help families with his new practice, Wright Law, focused on elder law. Wright recently moved to River Falls with his wife and 18-month-old child. The move brought them closer to family, and gave Wright an opportunity to open his new practice. "People have been really nice and welcoming here," Wright said. After graduating law school, Wright worked in the criminal justice and child protection systems. There he worked with people who were dealing with the system and its rules for the first time.
Since she was a child, Stormie Reiman always knew she wanted to help people. She wasn't exactly sure how. Reiman started by studying psychology and criminal justice, and then physical therapy, but neither one of them were what she was looking for. Then she made her way to chiropractic, and she knew she'd found the right fit. She earned her doctorate degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Now that she's found the right way to help people, she's opened her own practice to do it. At 1830 Webster St., Reiman's practice has been open for a month.
For the second time in less than two months, a vehicle has struck the office of Hope Chiropractic on Carmichael Road near the intersection of Vine Street. The first time around, on Friday, April 20, a vehicle was attempting to park in one of the spots in front of the business when it smashed through the window and into the waiting room of the chiropractic office. No clients were in the room, and no one inside was hurt.
Anyone in downtown Hudson on a summer day knows the city sees its share of visitors, but the city didn't know just what impact tourism has on it — until now. Tourism brought $48 million in visitor spending to Hudson in 2017, according to a study by Tourism Economics. The company does annual studies for the state of Wisconsin on the economic impact of tourism in the state, and to individual counties. This is the first year the Hudson Chamber of Commerce and Tourism was able to see the 2017 numbers on Hudson specifically.
When he was 19 years old, Kevin Hines tried to kill himself by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. More than a decade later the he's using his story to help others and explore the impact of suicide in the film "Suicide: The Ripple Effect." Emmy Husfloen of Red Wing was first exposed to Hines' story in a youth mental health first aid class. The class was one of many efforts Husfloen made after her son Logan died from suicide.
Spread out across the living room of their Hudson home, Yam Haus makes it clear that they're more than just the four guys on the cover of their album. Sitting alongside bandmates Seth Blum, Zach Beinlich, Lawrence Pruitt and Jake Felstow on a Monday afternoon is just part of the "village" that has made their soon-to-be-released album possible. There's studio owner Jordan Erdman, producer Mark Heimermann, street team member Oprah Wood and manager Patrick Veilleux, all filling their own roles and seats in Yam Haus.
The newly-elected St. Croix County Board met, minus one member while a recount is conducted in District 13. Supervisor Roger Larson was re-elected as board chair against Supervisor Andy Brinkman. In discussion before the election, Larson said the county has been doing well during his last four years of service as chair. He said he attends a lot of meeting and events throughout the county, and thinks making himself present brings the attention back to the county board. "I'll just stand on what I've done for the last four years," Larson said.
Rain held off Tuesday morning as members of the River Falls community joined Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker in a 1.2-mile jaunt across the newly-extended Kinnickinnic Trail. The trip was part of the Walk with Walker program that the First Lady has held in towns throughout the state to promote health and wellness and highlight tourism destinations. Though the pace of the walks aren't always rigourous, Walker said they have provided for rich conversations with the communities she's in while getting up and moving.
River Falls residents are getting the chance to show off the town, and get some exercise in while they're at it, on Tuesday, May 8 when Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker visits as part of her "Walk with Walker" event. Rain or shine, the event will take walkers 1.2 miles along the Kinnickinnic Trail starting at city hall at 9:30 a.m. River Falls is the first of six communities that will welcome Walker, who started the "Walk with Walker" initiative to provide awareness of health activities and showcase the tourism draws throughout Wisconsin.