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About 1,000 Xcel Energy customers in North Hudson and the town of St. Joseph were without electrical service for up to two and a half hours Wednesday night after a tree limb fell on a power line. Xcel Energy spokesman Brian Elwood said out occurred at about 7:30 p.m., and power was restored to all customers by 10 p.m. Service was restored to about half of the customers midway through the repair operation, he said. According to Hudson Fire Chief Jim Frye, the branch broke off a tree in the back yard of a residence at 531 Lemon St. N.
The committee that will consider changes to the proposed new state budget will hold its final public hearing today (Thursday, April 18) in Baldwin. The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee plans a day-long proceeding which begins at 10 a-m at Baldwin-Woodville High School. Co-chairman John Nygren said he expects to hear comments similar to those at the panel's three previous hearings in Green Bay, Lake Delton and suburban Milwaukee. The major issues have been Gov.
Registration for the Hudson School District Summer Swim lessons will be at the Hudson Middle School gym on Saturday, April 27, from 8-11 a.m. Due to the growth of this program, only Hudson School District residents will be able to register on this Saturday.
Clay Matthews is the highest-paid player in Green Bay Packers history - for now. Matthews signed a five-year contract extension Wednesday that's worth a reported $66 million once it kicks in next season.
Hudson resident Rob Bignell has released a new book titled "headin' to the cabin." Cabin-goers to Wisconsin's north woods now have available the most complete listing of the region's day hiking trails in the new book. Describing more than 100 trails, the book covers nine Wisconsin counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Polk, St. Croix, Sawyer and Washburn. Bignell, an avid hiker, is the author of the popular and critically acclaimed "Hikes with Tykes" guidebooks.
Hudson High School Chamber Choir and The River City Chorale Youth Choir will present "We Sing with Joy" Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Hudson High School auditorium. Andrew Haase, Director of Choral Activities at Hudson High School and Artistic Director and conductor of The River City Chorale Youth Choir, is thrilled to announce this collaboration concert. "This will be the debut concert for the Youth Choir of The River City Chorale.
The St. Croix River Association will hold its annual Spring Gathering on May 14. Guest speaker will be local distinguished author, William Souder, who will share highlights of his new biography, "On a Farther Shore: the Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson." Published 50 years ago, Rachel Carson's seminal book, "Silent Spring," changed the way we think about the environment and our place in it. Her book became one of the foundational documents of the environmental movement.
The St. Croix Community Development Department has joined with YMCA Camp St. Croix to host the ninth annual Earth Day event, "Soils: Dig It!" The event is Sunday, April 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at YMCA Camp St. Croix in Hudson. A "tunnel" will entice kids to pretend they are earth worms squirming underground. The journey continues winding through "roots" and discovering underground animals. Other hands-on activities include getting dirty in the soil pit, building extravagant and excavating from the earth ancient trilobite "fossils" and treasure eggs.
Every day thousands of Minnesota and Wisconsin workers, including many from western Wisconsin, cross the state line to get to their jobs and then cross again to return home. And every April each and every one of them grumbles under their breath as they file income tax returns in both states, a confusing, time-consuming, they're-certain-they're-getting-cheated-out-of-money proposition. That's every year since 2009.
A scam artist asking for gas money appears to be operating in Hudson stores. Saturday morning, April 12, a young white man dressed in a Jimmy John's cap and jacket approached a woman in the Walgreens store on Carmichael Drive, saying he had run out of gas and needed to get to work or he would lose his job. The man said a gas station had refused to allow him to use a gas can without a $20 deposit. He said he didn't have $20 and asked the woman for the money.