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Nick Motu of Hazelden treatment centers addresses the standing-room-only audience in the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary. An estimated 460 people attended the "Heroin in Hudson" program Thursday evening, July 18. The crowd filled the narthex and two overflow rooms. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)

Community forum on heroin crisis draws an overflow crowd

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The turnout for last Thursday night's community forum on the heroin crisis in Hudson caught even the organizers by surprise.

Fifteen minutes before the program was set to begin, the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church was filled and cars lined the nearby residential streets.


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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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