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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It was another difficult week for the Hudson boys basketball team. Friday night, the visiting Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes handed the Raiders a 50-41 defeat. Saturday evening, the Woodbury, Minn., Royals came to town and inflicted a 76-50 loss on the local boys. The loss to Memorial dropped the Raiders to 2-3 in the Big Rivers Conference.
A collision between a pickup truck and a semi tanker carrying propane fuel Sunday night on I-94 in Hudson shut down the eastbound lanes of the freeway for about two hours. The collision also provided a disaster response test for local emergency response agencies, which were faced with the possibility of having to evacuate all of the buildings within a half-mile of the 9,000-gallon tanker when it was discovered that a valve was leaking propane. "It could have been a big deal," Hudson Fire Chief Jim Frye reported to the Hudson City Council Monday night. Authorities ultimately determined that
More details of city planner Marc Putman's "vision" for downtown Hudson emerged during a two-hour session with the Plan Commission on Thursday evening, Jan.
The city of Hudson Plan Commission got a preview of the direction a design firm is taking in recommending architectural standards for buildings in the downtown when it met Thursday evening, Jan.
The Hudson girls basketball team traveled to Red Wing, Minn., last Thursday and came away with a 42-35 victory, giving Coach Dave Johnson reason for optimism about the rest of the season. "Hopefully, we're headed in the right direction," he said. "I feel pretty good about our last three games." The non-conference road win improved the Raiders' overall record to 3-8.
The trouble started for the Hudson boys basketball team before the opening tip-off Friday night at Chippewa Falls, and it ended in a 47-38 loss. Sophomore center Seth Stanchik was assessed a technical foul in the pre-game warm-ups for dunking the ball.
It isn't often that a 9-year-old athlete attracts the attention of top coaches in her sport.
Competing with the U.S. Junior Ski Team isn't quite like being a rock star, according to Hudson's Jacob Lund, but there are some similarities. A lot of travel with a group of guys, for one, and the occasional adulation of fans. "It's exciting," Lund said during a brief visit to his hometown over the Christmas holiday. "The living-in-hotels thing gets a little old, but it's a lot of fun.
Planned advisory referendums in the four municipalities that operate the Hudson Area Joint Library on whether to build a new library probably won't be held until the spring of 2008. That was the assessment of Bye Barsness, who on Monday night delivered a committee report on planning activities to the Joint Library Board. Barsness, the library board member representing the town of St.
The 2006 property tax bills that arrived at Hudson-area residences just before Christmas were, for the most part, lower than the previous year's bills. Total mill rates dropped in all five Hudson-area municipalities -- meaning tax bills fell, too, unless a property's assessed value increased greatly because of revaluation, which was the case for some homeowners in the city of Hudson. Assessed values in the other Hudson-area municipalities -- the towns of Hudson, Troy and St.