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First Street, between Buckeye and Wisconsin streets, was covered with floodwater from the St. Croix River on Thursday morning. As of 9 a.m. Friday, June 27, the level of the river at Stillwater, Minn., was 687.5 above sea level, according to the National Weather Service. First Street begins to flood at 685.8 feet. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)

Rising water impacts Hudson; closed bridge means more traffic

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The rising waters of the St. Croix River are affecting the city of Hudson.

Monday morning, the Stillwater lift bridge was closed to traffic, sending more commuters through downtown Hudson on their way to and from jobs in the Twin Cities.

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The southern half of Lakefront Park is under water, with signs warning people to stay out because of the danger of drop-offs and fast-moving water.

The Lakefront Park boat launch and the beach remain closed, too.

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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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