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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Don Linehan has made good on a promise. Over the years since graduating from Hudson High School in 1960 and playing basketball for the Minnesota Gophers -- while enjoying a career with 3M Co. that took him to Europe and beyond -- his siblings would tell him he needed to write a book about their days together on the 200-acre family farm on County U outside of Hudson. "Through the years, they always said: 'Don, you've got to write this. Remember this story when you write your book. Put this story in.' It just went on for years, putting the pressure on me to do this," he says.
Hudson's hometown business people would like you to consider shopping locally this Christmas season. The reasons for keeping your dollars at home are many, they say. Not only will you spare yourself the frustration of fighting mall traffic and crowds, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that much of the money you spend will remain in Hudson, making it an even better community in which to live. Add to that the joy of visiting shops in a charmingly decorated downtown, where the clerks just might know you by name, and the hometown advantage is all the greater. In 2005, many of Hudson's lo
The Hudson and New Richmond boys basketball teams were locked in a tight battle for almost the entire length of their season-opening game at Hudson Friday night. But the Raiders scored the seven straight points in the final minute and a half and pulled away to a 54-43 victory. "The guys came out and got it done when they needed to. I was impressed with that," said Hudson coach Jason Swavely, grateful for the Raiders' first victory under his leadership. "It's always good to get the first win of the season.
Hudson's girls basketball team had trouble scoring through the middle of the game Friday night at River Falls and lost the Big River Conference opener 48-37. The Raiders played the Wildcats evenly in the first and fourth quarters, but were outscored 26-14 in the middle periods, resulting in the loss. "We play hard," Hudson coach Dave Johnson said. "We've just got to handle the pressure a little bit better and we've got to be able to score. Eleven baskets just doesn't quite get it done." Johnson was referring to the 11 two-point field goals the Raiders sank, compared to the Wildcats' 14.
The Hudson City Council on Nov.
The 2007 budget adopted unanimously by the Hudson City Council on Nov. 20 calls for a 7.8 percent increase in general operations spending.
After signaling that it intended to change an ordinance allowing only restaurants to hold Class "B" beer licenses, the Hudson City Council has returned to its original position on the issue. On Nov. 20, the council on a 4-2 vote directed City Attorney Catherine Munkittrick to stop her work on an amendment to the Municipal Code that would have extended the right to sell beer consumed on the premises to recreational businesses. Two weeks earlier, the council had instructed Munkittrick to do just that after hearing an appeal from Mark Christoffersen, owner of All Seasons Golf Links.
The Hudson girls basketball team opened the 2006-7 season with a 49-47 overtime defeat of Superior Friday evening, then fell 64-56 to Holy Angels Academy of Minneapolis in Saturday's Raider Thanksgiving Classic action. "It was a good one to win," coach Dave Johnson said of the non-conference season-opener. "I thought we had a good team effort ...
Being the head coach of a high school boys basketball team has been a longtime goal for Jason Swavely. That his opportunity should come at the school where he was the starting point guard in the early 1990s is icing on the cake. "I certainly have a sense of pride in my hometown and my school," said the 1992 Hudson High School graduate.
Removing the stop signs on Vine Street at Diamond Drive is one of the recommendations to come out of a Vine Street corridor study commissioned by the Hudson City Council after a girl was struck by a car at the intersection earlier this year. Following an outcry from neighborhood residents, the council directed the Vine and Diamond intersection to be made a four-way stop, but also hired its consulting engineering firm to look at traffic control along the entire Vine Street corridor between Second Street and Carmichael Road. Sheldon Johnson, a traffic engineer for Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik a