Rick Wold: Hudson's long-distance EMT
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."