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A multi-car accident on westbound I-94 Monday morning closed the freeway for a time and backed up traffic on I-94 for several miles. The accident occurred on the freeway in front of Mike's Standard. An employee at Mike's said at least five or six vehicles were involved in the accident. At least one person was transported by ambulance, but it did not appear that any of the injuries were life-threatening. A state trooper said one driver apparently lost control on the frost-covered road, spun out of control across three lanes, struck the median and came to rest facing the wrong way.
A business interested in relocating to North Hudson's industrial area has met a cool reception from the village's Plan Commission and a non-committal message from the village board at its monthly meeting Tuesday, Dec. 6. Bright Solutions LLC makes windshield washer fluid. The commission is concerned about the "warehousing" of methanol, a flammable ingredient. The board spent nearly an hour discussing the business plan, but ultimately tabled the decision.
William Radosevich, a prominent local attorney, has filed a notice of claim against the village of North Hudson for what he calls an illegal arrest and false imprisonment. He is asking for $50,000 in damages. He was arrested briefly on the evening of July 8, 2011, by the North Hudson Police Department after a report was filed by another driver who said Radosevich, 67, was driving "erratically" on Hwy. 35 as the two vehicles approached the village.
A Hudson man has a passion for writing and his efforts have paid off as he released his fourth book last month. By day, Ryan Johnson works at the Goodwill store in Hudson. By night he is a budding author. "My social life has suffered, but I'm determined to write and promote my books in my free time," Johnson said.
The North Hudson village board has taken action to force the repair and cleanup of a North Hudson residence located at 712 Pine St. No. The home, owned by Randy Krongard, has been an issue in the village for more than a decade. At its monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 1, the board recommended setting aside $2,000 for potential legal fees if there was resistance to village action regarding the house. The village sent a letter to Krongard, signed by Building Inspector Brian Wert, on Oct.
A comment posted on a Hudson Star-Observer story on the company's website is cited as grounds for a lawsuit against the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department and investigator Brent Standaert. The suit was filed Thursday by an attorney for Cathy Borsgschatz, an investigator with the sheriff's department. The suit alleges sexual harassment and defamation. Borsgschatz's attorney, Phillip Villaume of Bloomington, Minn., said the comment -- allegedly penned by Standaert on the Star-Observer web story (also posted to Rivertowns.net) , implied that Borsgschatz is a lesbian.
I had a free trip to Florida a couple of weeks ago -- but, there were a few strings attached. The trip was compliments of my brother-in-law. The catch? I had to help him paint the exterior of his house located on Fort Myers Beach! My brother-in-law is Tom Wells, a Florida resident, but he has a home in New Richmond. We left on a Sunday afternoon and arrived in Fort Myers in time to have fish at a local restaurant. The first interesting little item, however, occurred at the airport.
The 58th annual Halloween Parade, sponsored by the Hudson Rotary clubs, drew a large crowd on a mild Monday afternoon at Newton Field. The clubs awarded cash prizes in five age groups and also a grand prize of a Wii system for the "Best of Show." Prizes in each age group were: $25 (first), $20 (second), $15 (third), $10 (fourth) and $5 (fifth). Each participating child received a goodie bag. Hudson's two Rotary clubs are the Daybreak Club that meets each Wednesday morning and the Thursday Noon Club. Both meet at the Hudson Golf Course.
Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (Republican from Oshkosh) was in Hudson Saturday morning and took questions from reporters at the Hudson cable access studio, 901 Fourth St. He addressed several issues, including the perception that Republicans are blocking progress in Washington, the Stillwater Bridge, jobs, pulling from Iraq, Social Security-Medicare-entitlements and the federal budget. "The Republicans control only the House," Johnson said. "Democrats control the oval office and the senate. Over 100 bills have been approved in the House and were stopped in the Senate.
The 2012 congressional election may be more than a year away, but in western Wisconsin the campaign has already begun. Complicating the issue in Hudson and St. Croix County is a redistricting plan passed last summer. St. Croix County will no longer be in the 3rd District, represented by Democrat Ron Kind of La Crosse. Starting in 2012, St. Croix County will be in the 7th District currently represented by Republican Sean Duffy. The new 7th District covers a large chunk of north and northwestern Wisconsin, with St. Croix County being newly added. Since St.