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John Kriesel, one of Minnesota's best-known veterans and former Minnesota House representative, was the keynote speaker at the St. Croix County Economic Development Corporation Awards Banquet Thursday at R&D Banquet Hall in New Richmond. A double leg amputee with prosthetic legs, Kriesel now lives in Cottage Grove, Minn., and said he considers himself to be lucky. "I got a second chance," Kriesel said.
In unofficial primary results, the loser is yet to be determined in the Hudson School Board race. Four of five candidates will advance to the April 2 election, but two candidates, Jim Schrock and Matthew Kari, were tied for fourth place in returns reported shortly after 9 p.m. Jamie Johnson led the field with 888 votes, Jeanette Kunz had 886 and Bruce Hanson 801; Schrock and Kari were tied with 244 votes.
With virtually all state votes tabulated in the primary election for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, incumbent Pat Roggensack and challenger Ed Fallone have been declared winners and will face each other in the April 2 spring election. Another challenger in the primary, Vince Megna, received the lowest vote total and was eliminated from the April election. With 99% of the votes tabulated, Roggensack had 229,274 (64%), Fallone had 106,237 (30%), and Megna had 22,711 (6%) Locally vote numbers were in line with state totals. In St.
The village of North Hudson Board heard information at its monthly meeting on Feb. 5 about an opportunity to join other municipalities in developing a bike/walking trail to attach to a loop trail being planned in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin in conjunction with the new St. Croix River crossing near Stillwater. The plan being developed is a 4.5 mile loop involving both the new river crossing and the current lift bridge that will be closed to auto traffic when the new bridge is built.
As we sit in the depth of winter, my youngest son Darrin and I attended TwinsFest on a recent Sunday afternoon and, despite the snow falling outside, the event got us into a "spring" and "baseball" frame of mind. TwinsFest, of course, is the mid-winter event that brings together fans and baseball players at the Metrodome. Other teams have tried to duplicate the event, but the Twins are one of the most successful at making it work.
Trudy Popenhagen was the winner of the Marie Blakeman Award at the annual Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau banquet Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the YMCA-Camp St.
Longtime North Hudson resident Sheldon "Shorty" Ehman has an interesting hobby -- much of his spare time is spent being an auctioneer! "When I was a youngster I was always interested in auctions and race cars," Ehman said. His life started on a more traditional path, however. He graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1961 and went right into the Air Force.
Senior Pastor John Lestock is new to the community and to Bethel Lutheran Church, but like all Christians, he views Christmas as a defining moment in the history of mankind. "God came to us," Lestock said. "God was so crazy in love with us that he was willing to humble and lower himself to our level." Jesus came to earth take on the sins of all men and women so that mankind had a path to get to heaven. "It was a dangerous, risky plan that the creator would become vulnerable in the hand of the creation.
As we approach Christmas I tend to think about some of the events in my life when I was growing up in Hudson and Christmas -- it was a magical time of the year. We would spend every Christmas Eve with my mother's relatives in Hudson and pretty much every Christmas Day with my dad's relatives, mostly in Minneapolis. We always exchanged gifts on Christmas Eve. But never did on Christmas Day. My dad's family always got together, but never exchanged gifts. I never thought much about it -- it's the way it was. The night for gifts was always Christmas Eve.
Football can be strange game and nothing proved that more than the Wisconsin Badgers 70-31 victory over Nebraska Saturday night in the Big Ten Conference championship game. Oddly enough, I gave up on the Badgers. I figured they had no chance to defeat Nebraska.