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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.


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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