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Hudson School District annual meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 9

The Hudson School District will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Hudson High School Auditorium. The meeting is state mandated and provides all ...

Jeremy Cook wins Pepper Fest 10K by more than 9 minutes

Dr. Jeremy Cook of Hudson was cheered on to victory in the 2014 Pepper Fest 10K by his family. With him are his wife, Katy (Cari), right, and parents Bill and Annette Cook, left. Annette is holding grandson Charlie, 1½. William, 4, and George, 6, are in front of their grandfather. Jeremy, a Woodbury dermatologist, finished the hilly 6.2-mile course in 34 minutes, 58.2 seconds - more than nine minutes ahead of his nearest competitor.1 / 9
Displaying their race awards are, from left, Todd Miller, Rochester, Minn. (10K males 60-69); Chris Anderson, River Falls (5K overall winner); Jennifer Pinski, River Falls (10K females 30-34); Katie Alberg, Hudson (10K females 34-39); Sue Dahm, Hudson (10K females 50-59); Eric Wickstrom, Hudson (10K males 34-39); Matthew Schutz, Glenwood City (10K males 40-49); and Randy Penkwitz, Hudson (10K males 50-59).2 / 9
Jill Hatch of Hudson was the fastest woman, and placed second overall, in the 10K.3 / 9
The fastest male and female in the 5K were Chris Anderson of River Falls, left, and Miranda Miller of Hudson, center. Simon Shepherd of Pomfret, Vt., a River Falls native, placed second overall.4 / 9
Runners begin the Pepper Fest 5- and 10-kilometer footraces early Saturday morning. A total of 224 registered for the races, with 175 choosing to run the shorter 3.1-mile route. The races began and ended on Seventh Street N. next to the North Hudson Village Hall. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)5 / 9
Nathan Amann, left, and Bennitt Sparling came in first and second, respectively, in the one-mile kids race. Both are from North Hudson.6 / 9
Going on a different type of fire run are, from left, Dan Clark and Tony DeRose of the St. Joseph Fire Department, and Jon Coty of the Hudson Fire Department. Tyler Williquett of the St. Joseph department is hidden behind Coty. “Just for fun,” Coty replied when asked why they ran the 5K in their turnout gear.7 / 9
Mary Gergerson ran her first 5K race in memory of her father, Wally Gregerson, who passed away Feb. 22, 2014, at the age of 84. Wally was the North Hudson village president from 1977 to 1991 and a longtime Pepper Festival volunteer. 8 / 9
Former St. Croix County Clerk of Court Lori Meyer finishes the Pepper Fest 5K. Meyer is now the court administrator for Anoka County, Minn., but remains a Hudson resident. 9 / 9
This is a corrected version of a report posted earlier and published in the Aug. 21 print edition of the Hudson Star-Observer. Dr.
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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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Possible school threat reported in Prescott

Prescott School District officials, Prescott police and Pierce County Sheriff's Office investigated an alleged school threat made by a juvenile on Friday, April 20. Parents were notified. File photo
A possible school threat in the Prescott School District was reported Friday, April 20 around 5:20 p.m. According to Prescott Interim Police Chief Rob Funk they received a report that ...

Wisconsin roundup: Body pulled from river in Pepin County; Dems running close in governor's race; more state news stories

A body was pulled from a western Wisconsin river Sunday, according to authorities. The Pepin County Sheriff’s Office said dispatchers took a 911 call at 2:25 p.m. Sunday from a ...

Improvement project scheduled to close I-94 ramp Monday morning

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to close the westbound I-94 off-ramp to WIS 35 south starting Monday, April 23 morning at 7 a.m. through Wednesday, April 25 ...

Car crashes through Carmichael business

Hope Chiropractic at 832 Carmichael Road had just closed for the day Friday when a vehicle crashed into the front of the business. The car went through the glass windows ...
Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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UPDATE: City mourns loss of Council Member John Hoggatt

Hudson Council Member John Hoggatt
A Hudson Common Council member died overnight between Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19. The Hudson Police Department was called to the scene on Thursday morning. Chief Geoff Willem ...
Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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Wisconsin roundup: After winter’s sucker punch, concerns turn to melting snow; more state news stories

The Mississippi River, shown here at Prescott, could be poised for flooding in some areas, depending on the outcome of the melting process. File photo
Wisconsin residents looking forward to a forecast promising temperatures in the 50s by the weekend may want to re-think that.

Wisconsin roundup: Barrett mulls fourth run for governor; more state news stories

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said he's considering challenging Gov. Scott Walker in November. File photo
He has a lot of money in his campaign account and some doubts about the quality of the field of Democratic candidates for Wisconsin governor.

Hudson Physicians welcomes Greg Barlow, PA-C


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