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Judy Meincke's kindergarten classroom at Willow River Elementary reflects her approach to teaching. Everything in it is there to help children grow and learn, all with a loving hand. Photo by Meg Heaton

After 21 years, Judy Meincke retires -- sort of

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Judy Meincke began her teaching career in Hudson in 1976. That very first year after graduating from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, she took a job as a kindergarten teacher at the then Fourth Street School, now the site of Willow River Elementary. This June she finishes her career at that same site.


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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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