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Shop owner waged life-or-death battle

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A bloody life-or-death struggle took place inside Lil' Honey's Boutique Tuesday morning of last week while unsuspecting neighbors went about their business and motorists passed by on Second Street.

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For 15 minutes or more, 5-foot-2, 120-some pound Mary Johnson used every self-defense tactic she could recall to fight off an apparently psychotic 23-year-old man who later told police he had set out that day to kill someone.

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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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