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Boy Scout statue proposed for Lakefront Park

The city of Hudson's Park Board is recommending that the Boy Scouts of America be allowed to place a 6-foot, bronze statue of a Scout in Lakefront Park.

The statue will stand at an intersection of the dike road and a walking path, looking out over the St. Croix River, if the City Council goes along with the plan approved on a 4-1 vote by the Park Board on April 8.

The decision came after considerable - and sometimes passionate - discussion.

Some of the talk was about whether putting the Scout statue in the park would bring a reaction from groups opposed to the organization's practice of excluding homosexuals and atheists from its membership.

For the complete story see the April 16 edition of the Star-Observer

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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