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The St. Croix EMS & Rescue garage on Walnut Street is where you can find emergency medical technician Rick Wold every Wednesday. Photo by Randy Hanson

Rick Wold: Hudson's long-distance EMT

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Rick Wold's dedication to St. Croix EMS & Rescue is a bit mystifying to anyone who hasn't experienced the joy of public service.

The 51-year-old Eau Claire man rises early every Wednesday morning and drives 66 miles to Hudson, where he puts in a 6 a.m.-to-6 p.m. shift with the local ambulance service.


"People ask why I drive all the way here," Wold says. "I say, Hudson is very unique. It's still a small town. It's a beautiful town. The people are great."

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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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