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 Hudson Town Board has decided to retain jurisdiction of the intersection in front of a future commercial development on the east edge of the city of Hudson rather than have it become a traffic roundabout. Hudson Mayor Jack Breault made the announcement Thursday night (July 12) during a meeting in which the city's Plan Commission voted to recommend approval of final development plans for a 1,922-seat movie theater complex on the north side of Stageline Road at Old Hwy.
The snow fence erected around the partially completed floodwall in Lakefront Park appears to be the only new development with the project. "Nothing's really changed," City Administrator Devin Willi said Monday when contacted about the status of the project. He said that, as far as he knew, City Attorney Catherine Munkittrick is involved in negotiations with WW Grading Inc.
It may be awhile before the public learns the name of the big box retailer that is exploring plans to build a store at the northeast corner of Carmichael Road and I-94. The engineering consulting firm that is looking into the possibilities for the site hasn't revealed what store it is doing the legwork for, according to Dennis Darnold, community development director for the city of Hudson. Darnold said that Westwood Professional Services Inc.
Nine U.S. Navy veterans who served aboard submarines in World War II, and one who was rescued by a submarine crew, held a lunch meeting at the Sports Club in Hudson on June 20. The men belong to the Minnesota chapter of an organization named U.S. Submarine Veterans WWII. They were in Hudson because one of their own, Darrell E. Nelson, lives here. This was the third time the group has picked Hudson for its monthly get-together, according to Nelson. The 84-year-old Nelson served 32 years in the Navy after enlisting in 1942.
The Hudson area isn't lacking for bank offices, but that doesn't worry John A. Malmberg, president and CEO of the brand-new First American Bank. He believes that the Twin Cities east metro is going to continue to grow and that Hudson is poised to benefit from the growth. Businesses now in downtown St.
A man was flown by helicopter from the parking lot of Mama Maria's Italian Restaurant in North Hudson to a Twin Cities hospital Tuesday morning after he fell from the roof of a house in the Starr Wood residential development on the north side of the village. According to North Hudson Police Chief Mark Richert, the man suffered extreme trauma to his legs, including lack of movement and numbness. Richert said personnel from St. Croix Emergency Medical Services didn't want to move him any farther than necessary and called for a LifeLink III helicopter out of St.
A man was flown by helicopter from the parking lot of Mama Maria's Restaurant in North Hudson to a Twin Cities hospital Tuesday morning after he fell from the roof of a house in the Starr Wood residential development on the north side of the village. According to North Hudson Police Chief Mark Richert, the man suffered extreme trauma to his legs, including lack of movement and numbness. Richert said personnel from St. Croix Emergency Medical Services didn't want to move him any farther than necessary and called for a LifeLink III helicopter out of St.
Little legs pumped with all their might Sunday afternoon during the annual Booster Days Pedal Tractor Pull held in the Lakefront Park bathhouse parking lot. Around 100 youngsters competed in the event, with trophies awarded to the top three competitors in five age divisions: 4 and under, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12. The winners earned the right to compete in the state pedal pull that will be held at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis in early August. Everyone who competed in Sunday's contest received praise from announcer Terry Rowan, along with encouragement from parents and applause from
The Hudson Boosters will pay tribute to their former vice president and raise money for her children's education during this year's Booster Days. Carrie Domino died unexpectedly last March at the age of 32, leaving behind three school-age children and a husband, Todd. She had been an active member of the Boosters since joining the youth sports organization five years earlier. President Jim Londo said Domino ran the Booster Days concessions, solicited door prizes for the Boosters' annual golf tournament and was working to find donated land for another Booster ball field when she died. "With
This weekend's Booster Days is more than a community celebration. It's the one and only fund-raiser of the year for the Hudson Boosters, a volunteer youth sports organization that is providing 1,150 local youth with the opportunity to play baseball and softball this summer. Most of the proceeds from the Booster Days bingo tent, beer garden and food stands will be used to offset the expense of running the leagues, which keeps participation fees affordable for families of young ballplayers. Some of the money will be set aside to improve and acquire facilities. Booster President Jim Londo sai