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The new Hudson City Council poses for a photograph prior to the start of its April 15 organization meeting. Seated are, from left, Council President Randy Morrissette II, Mayor Alan Burchill and Alderperson Mary Yacoub. Standing are alderpersons Rich Vanselow, John Hoggatt, Tom McCormick and Jim Webber. (Submitted photo)

Mayor makes appointments; Morrissette new council president

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A year ago, Alderperson Randy Morrissette II called “heads” and lost.

When a coin toss was needed to break a tie vote for City Council president at this year’s organization meeting, Morrissette chose “tails.”


“The last time I said heads, everybody said you never call heads,” he explained.

Apparently, they were right. The coin came down tails up and Morrissette is the new president of the Hudson City Council.

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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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