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Daniel Smith of Hudson died suddenly Wednesday at Regions Hospital in St. Paul after being rushed there the previous night.

The 46-year-old Smith was a 20-year veteran of the Hudson Fire Department. He was a department officer for the past seven years, serving most recently as a lieutenant.


"He had not been ill. That's the whole shocking part of it," said Hudson Fire Chief Jim Frye when contacted about Smith's death on Thursday.

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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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