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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.


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.
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