Arts & Culture

Here are some of the best reader submitted photos from this year's Hudson Hot Air Affair. The mid-winter event has been delighting spectators for 30 years. This year's theme was Pirates Fly’n the Croix-Ribbean. 

Shouazong “Faith” Hang is not an average high school student. The teen, who will graduate from East Ridge High School next spring, has a role in many activities and is succeeding through it all.

From the football field to the stage, from volunteering as tutors to serving in leadership roles, these young men and women bring something special to everything they do.

Woodbury’s Joe Thornton is a regular presence at the annual Bayfront Blues Festival, a weekend-long event that draws thousands of blues fans to the shores of Lake Superior every August.

This past school year marked the beginning of the 15% Innovation Portfolio (IP) program at New Life Academy. Students in grades 6-12 explored scientific learning of their choosing and had complete freedom to learn whatever they wanted.

Community education is a department of South Washington County Schools, bringing a wide variety of programs and activities to the community. Check out the new adult/youth catalog of course offerings from community education at Here are a few samples of what’s planned:

In September 1977, New Life Academy (NLA) opened its doors to the community, offering preschool through high school.

A fun and new way of learning has been introduced by South Washington County Schools Community Education. A school bus has been converted to a mobile classroom, or CE Skoolie.

If you were a fan of the 2001 film Legally Blonde, you are in luck.

The challenge:
Create a space around one simple item, a Monaco natural wood arm chair. Interior designers Sarah Olsen, Jenni Hoeffel and Marsha Anderson accepted our challenge, creating three unique spaces in the same corner of our photo studio.

When Michelle Miller started her college experience at the University of St. Thomas (UST), she knew that she wanted to be as involved as possible. But after four years, “involved” is an understatement.