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Monster tree top falls, damaging house

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Greg Pioske had a rude awakening from an afternoon nap on Wednesday, June 11.

At about 3:30 p.m., he heard a loud crash and simultaneously felt the house shake. It was like "thunder and an earthquake at the same time," he said.


He got up, looked outside, and couldn't see his Cadillac parked in the driveway through the jungle of tree leaves and branches.

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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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