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Wisconsinites are cleaning up from a second straight day of severe weather. The National Weather Service said a funnel cloud was spotted in Janesville just after 7 p.m. yesterday. About 40 minutes later, officials reported a 10-mile swath of tree damage to the east between Delavan and La Grange. The Weather Service said high winds caused the damage. Earlier in the day, authorities said trees and power lines fell along a wide path from Lafayette and Richland counties in southwest Wisconsin to Forest County in the northeast. Eleven counties reported wind damage on that path.
The Hudson Moms Group recently donated a Lego table to the Hudson Public Library. The group's president, Emily Todd, is surrounded by some of the members and kids. For more information about the Hudson Moms Group go to HMG
Shaun Gary prepares to leave City Hall on his Bikeshaun pedal cab last Thursday evening. Gary has been operating the cab Wednesday through Saturday nights in downtown Hudson. The City Council has instructed its attorney to draft an ordinance regulating pedal cabs.
Power was restored to homes and businesses in Hudson after about a 35 minute outage Thursday morning. About 6,300 Xcel Energy customers were without power, inlcuding many businesses throughout the city. The outage started just before 9 a.m. An Xcel Energy spokesman said the outage was caused wwhen a squirrel came into contact with a power line. Power was restored just after 9:30 a.m.
Hudson celebrates Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day Saturday with various activities throughout the community. The Yellowstone Trail (1912-1930) ran through Hudson and many other area communities.
Decades of legal and political blood have been shed over the new St. Croix River bridge near Hudson. Now that construction is beginning, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) said she hopes the new four-lane bridge will be symbol of unity and not divisiveness. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held this afternoon in Stillwater. Minn., for the $630 million bridge. The Gopher and Badger states are splitting the costs of the project, and Wisconsin Gov.
An Arizona man was charged Friday with killing the fiancée of his ex-girlfriend in Superior. Juan Padilla, 41, of Fort Mohave, Ariz., is charged in Douglas County with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Terrence Luukkonen. Luukkonen was found shot to death Thursday in his car outside of Genesis Attachments in Superior. Authorities said the body was found in the driver's seat, and the vehicle had its brake lines cut and a tire slashed.
Second Street in downtown Hudson will be closed from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28 - the day after Memorial Day, it was announced at Thursday night's meeting of the Hudson City Council. Police Chief Marty Jensen said that a large crane will be brought in and used in the renovation of the former Dibbo's Hotel, 517 Second St., that is under way. Traffic will be detoured off Second Street and onto First Street.
Memorial Day is the day that Americans have set aside to remember those who gave their lives so that our country might live. Americans, who enjoy the peace purchased at the great price of death, should pay respect to all veterans who have made great sacrifices. We get that opportunity Monday.
The origins of Memorial Day, when citizens honor those who paid the ultimate price for American during all conflicts, goes back to the years after the Civil War. The original practice of placing memorials on veterans' graves in various areas of the country began after the great conflict that claimed at least 620,000 casualties. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of the United States was about 3.5 million in 1860.