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If you drive through Elmwood in the weeks and months ahead, you may encounter a unique system of traffic control. The Elmwood Police Department has initiated a program in which a mannequin, dressed as an Elmwood police officer, is placed in the driver's position of a marked police vehicle. The car is parked at locations throughout the village to deter speeders, criminals and other violators. Officer TED MOP was sworn in as an Elmwood police officer Friday, Nov. 17.
Craig Edwards, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service for 30-plus years, talked about global warming at the meeting of the Thursday Noon Hudson Rotary Club last week. Edwards, however, was reluctant to use the term "global warming," citing that the term creates a political reaction. "We can't call it global warming," Edwards said. "We have to take the politics out. I'm just presenting what I have observed in the past 34 years." Edwards, 57, retired three weeks ago as meteorologist in charge at the Twin Cities NWS office in Chanhassen. He held that position since 1991.
Republican State Assembly Rep. Kitty Rhoades is grateful that she survived the "Democratic sweep" that moved across the country on Election Day, Nov. 7. "I'm happy I survived and I'm glad that it's over," Rhoades said. "As President Bush said, 'We (Republicans) took a thumping.'" Wisconsin, like much of the nation, saw a shift of power. The state Senate went from 19-14 Republican control to 18-15 Democratic control. Republicans managed to keep the Assembly, but their margin tightened after the election, from 59-39 to 52-46. For the first time since he took office, Gov.
We all know the outcome of the Nov. 7 election, but I found some interesting facts and figures when comparing some of the results of the most recent election with some in the past. The first item of interest is comparing the turnout for off-presidential year elections. If we look at the Wisconsin governor's race, the totals in 2002 found Democrat Gov. James Doyle defeating then-incumbent Scott McCallum with a total vote of about 1.56 million. The election of Nov. 7 found over 2 million voters casting ballots in the battle for the top two in the governor's race. The turnout in St.
Bryan Bodrog was the featured speaker at Veterans Day ceremonies Friday in front of the St. Croix County Government Center. The event was moved up a day to incorporate the high school band and fifth-graders from Hudson Prairie Elementary. Bodrog, a 22-year-old former member of the U.S. Marine Corps, was injured in Fallujah in November 2004.
A police standoff with a suicidal teen in Hudson Tuesday afternoon and night ended peacefully, with neither the teen nor police officers injured. But there were several tense moments during the 13-hour standoff, that included at least 10 rounds fired by the teen in the home in which he barricaded himself. Sheriff Dennis Hillstead said the incident started at noon Tuesday and ended close to 1 a.m. Wednesday. Agencies responding to the incident included up to 30 people from St.
The songs of George and Ira Gershwin will adorn the stage at Hudson High School this month when the music department presents "Crazy For You." Director Kari Heisler said 46 students are involved in the production, which will run for two weekends. The performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10, 11 and 12 and Nov. 17, 18 and 19. The Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7 p.m. and the Sunday performances at 2 p.m. "If you count the behind-the-scenes work, we have nearly 70 kids involved," Heisler said. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.
New signs have recently been installed at several area parks in the city of Hudson. "It's part of our park improvement program," said Parks and Recreation Director Jim Eulberg. The new signs are made of limestone with letters sandblasted into the slab. The letters were later painted. Rivard Stone in Houlton did the work on the project. Most of the signs are in the $2,000 range, although one planned for Grandview Park will be more in the $3,000 range.
Kimberly Reed, a senior adviser to the secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, spoke in Hudson Thursday. She spoke before several hundred students at Hudson High School and also to members of the Thursday Noon Rotary Club. Her visit was part of a national program titled "Get Smart About Credit Day." Bankers across the country, including First National Bank of Hudson, made presentations that day at schools and other community locations. Reed was one of 12 Treasury officials who visited various communities around the country. She is a senior adviser to U.S.
Like so many times this season, Hudson played another tough opponent very well in the first half, but stumbled in the second half. The result was a season-ending 28-14 loss to Chippewa Falls Thursday night in Chippewa (6-1, 7-2). Already out of playoff contention entering the game, Raider Coach Adam Kowles was proud of his team's performance. "The kids played hard -- they left it all on the field," Kowles said. Hudson (2-5, 4-5) battled the Cardinals to a 14-14 draw at the half.