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After losing his father and sister to cancer, Hudson businessman and community activist John Knutson had a pretty graphic idea of what he wanted to do to cancer. He shared it with Hudson filmmaker Jillian Nodland and the result was three award-winning spots including one with Knutson produced by Nodland’s company Picture Factory. (Submitted photo)

Hudson filmmakers kept it local to make award-winning cancer videos

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The death from cancer of his father and his sister in 2006 hit John Knutson pretty hard. But as anyone who knows the Hudson businessman, it was only a matter of time before he came up with an idea to make something good come from his family’s loss.


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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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