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Mayor proposes child safety zones

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Hudson Mayor Dean Knudson has entered the debate over restricting where sexual offenders can live in the city.

At the April 1 City Council meeting, Knudson offered a proposed ordinance that would prohibit people convicted of sexual crimes against children from loitering within 100 feet of places where children are often present.

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The ordinance also would prohibit child molesters from residing within 200 feet of such places - including schools, daycares and parks.

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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.
(715) 426-1066
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