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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Sam and Charles Welbourn were introduced to the Hudson City Council Monday night after being sworn in as patrol officers for the Hudson Police Department. The twin brothers were born...
After spending much of October, November and December of 2015 in the hospital, Mike Miller is back on the job at Willow River Cemetery and feeling stronger. An infection called C. diff. (Clostridium difficile infection), combined with diverticulitis, is what landed him in the hospital last October and led to a surgery to remove part of his colon, as well as a second ileostomy surgery. Miller's story was told in the Dec. 17 edition of the Star-Observer. The article also promoted a Jan. 9 benefit for him at the Willow River Saloon/Carbone's in Burkhardt.
Evan French has relived it a thousand times. The 2013 Hudson High School graduate was part of a crew of five or six framing carpenters who were raising a wall on a house under construction off Glen Road in Woodbury, Minn. It was a big wall -- about 12 feet high and 25 feet wide. As the men were lifting and tipping the wall into a standing position, the bottom plate came loose from the plywood subfloor and the bottom of the wall kicked out.
Hudson's St. Croix Sailing School on Saturday hosted a regional regatta of high school sailors on the St. Croix River. Sixteen teams from 13 Twin Cities metro area high schools participated. They included Hudson, Mounds View, Orono, Wayzata, Edina, Stillwater, White Bear Lake, Benilde St. Margaret, Minnetonka, Chanhassen, Southwest, Providence Academy and Minneapolis Washburn. A total of 64 students participated. Each team was comprised of four sailors. A team from Mounds View High School took first place, an Orono team placed second, and a Wayzata team was third.
The Hudson Plan Commission on March 31 gave its blessing to the final master plan for the Carmichael Ridge residential development. The plan shows the location of streets, pathways, utility lines and building lots for the development of 145 single-family homes on property of the former Hudson Golf Club. The master plan will now go to the City Council for final approval.
The city's Public Works Committee reviewed a list of possible 2016 street projects when it met March 22. Under consideration for mill and overlay work are: - Carmichael Road from Oakridge Circle to the city limits, - Hunter Hill Road west of Wisconsin Street, and - Fairway Drive east of 17th Street. Cracking and flex patching has been proposed for: - Webster Street from Industrial Street to the Walmart store, - 12th Street S. from Laurel Avenue to Beall Street, - Beall Street from 11th Street S. to 12th Street S.,
The faculty and administration of Hudson High School celebrated the passage of three school-expansion questions in the April 5 election with cake and ice cream after classes were dismissed the...
Nobody at the memorial service for Chief Petty Officer Duff Gordon ever met him. There was no photo of him to display. Many -- if not all -- felt a connection to the sailor, nonetheless. Gordon was laid to rest Wednesday, March 30, in Hudson's Willow River Cemetery more than 74 years after he was killed in the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor. He was one of 429 sailors who died when the USS Oklahoma battleship was torpedoed and capsized. Gordon was 52 at the time, one of the oldest aboard the Oklahoma to die.
Dr. Christopher Buege has returned home to practice dentistry. The 2001 graduate of Hudson High School recently joined Dr. Patrick Wolfe in his Grandview Dental office at 900 Crestview Drive, Suite 240. “It's nice to be back. There's a lot more stuff here than when we moved away,” Buege (pronounced Biggie) said in a phone call Monday. His wife, Tara, also is a Hudson native -- the daughter of Tom and Tami Datwyler, owners of T & T Collision Center. Buege said the opportunity to return home and be near family is what brought them back to Hudson.
Christopher Lueneburg and Morgan Armbruster have found an unexpected group to continue singing a cappella music with at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It's a good one, too. Jewop came away...