Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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The Nuclear Management Co. headquarters on First Street in Hudson was evacuated for a few minutes Wednesday afternoon, Dec.
Authorities are offering little information regarding an individual who was taken by ambulance from near the Union Pacific Railroad bridge over the St. Croix River to Hudson Hospital on Tuesday morning, Dec. 11. A St. Croix EMS ambulance and Hudson police were dispatched to the railroad property at the east end of St. Croix Street at around 9:30 a.m. for what was originally reported as a person having been struck by a train. An eyewitness saw an ambulance parked next to a locomotive on the Wisconsin side of the railroad swing bridge.
Alderman Scot O'Malley says city of Hudson residents should ignore a letter they received from Veolia Solid Waste informing them that the price they pay for garbage collection would increase beginning in December. Veolia mailed the letter in late October. It said the company would be adding a surcharge to bills to reflect increased costs it faces because Wisconsin has increased the fees to dump garbage in state landfills.
Hudson's girls basketball team got off to a rough start in Big Rivers Conference play, losing 44-35 at Menomonie on Tuesday of last week and 57-49 to River Falls at home on Friday. The Raiders played tough defense to make a contest of both games, but in the end, couldn't put the ball in the basket often enough to get a lead. "Defensively, we're about where we want to be. Every game I think we keep building on it," said Hudson coach Beth Graskewicz.
The Hudson boys basketball team scored 19 points in four minutes of overtime Friday night to defeat River Falls 64-60. The road win kept the Raiders atop the Big Rivers Conference standings at 2-0. It also gave them a needed dose of confidence heading into a showdown at home Friday night (Dec. 14) against Rice Lake, and another at Eau Claire North next Tuesday, Dec. 18. Raiders coach Jason Swavely said Friday night's game was one of those classic hard-court battles that tempted him to be a spectator. "It was one of those games that as a coach you try to enjoy a moment of it, too," he said.
If you're going to have a heart attack, Hudson is one of the better places in the country to have it. The local ambulance and rescue service's upgrade to paramedic level service three years ago, along with a push by Regions Hospital in St. Paul to improve emergency care in western Wisconsin, has boosted survival rates for Hudson-area victims of cardiac arrest significantly above the national average. So far this year, 29 percent of the cardiac arrest patients that St.
The report on a recently completed study of pollutants entering Lake Mallalieu from Hudson's stormwater drainage system recommends that the city take a number of steps to reduce the problem. Both improvements to the storm sewer system and efforts to change human behaviors that generate the pollution in the first place are recommended. Bonestroo, the city's consulting engineering firm, conducted the Lake Mallalieu Stormwater Assessment. The firm issued a 22-page draft report on its findings on Nov.
Hudson will play host to the granddaddy of walleye fishing contests in October 2008, Mick Howland, owner of The Dry Dock boat dealership, informed the City Council Monday night. Howland said the Professional Walleye Trail sponsored by In-Fisherman magazine will bring 120 professional fisherpersons and 120 amateurs to town - along with their families and tournament organizers and sponsors. He said the event will have a big financial impact on the community and encouraged the city to support it. The fisherperson will launch from boat ramps in both Hudson and neighboring communities on the St.
The Raider boys basketball team played a strong second half to defeat Menomonie 67-56 in its Big Rivers Conference opener Friday night at Hudson. The win helped erase the memory of a tough 53-52 non-conference loss at New Richmond three nights earlier. After falling behind by 10 points early in Friday night's contest, the Menomonie squad went on a run of its own, and the first quarter ended with Hudson up by just one point.
Hudson Middle School life science teacher Cynthia Landers asked the City Council on Nov. 19 for its support in establishing a school forest. She identified eight acres of wooded and marshy property east of the middle school ball fields and north of Grandview Park as the site for the forest. Landers gave a PowerPoint presentation on the proposal, explaining what a school forest is, how it is operated and how it can benefit students and the community. She also described the potential Hudson school forest and related how it could be used as an outdoor classroom.