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Hudson celebrates National Night Out

Member of the Hudson Police Department are pulled over the line by the Hudson Fire Department in a tug-of-war competition at National Night Out on Tuesday. The police department won the next round. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia1 / 6
Hudson Fire Department members donned shirts reading “Guns vs. Hoses” for the National Night Out event. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia2 / 6
Hudson Police K-9 Badger shows the crowd his skills with the help of his handler Officer Bob Larson. Badger is new to the program, with the previous K-9 Brisco retiring earlier this year. Submitted photo by Jenn Freeman3 / 6
St. Croix EMS Chief Brandon Lyksett is stunned by a Taser during a demonstration Tuesday night. Lyksett volunteered to show the crowd the effects of the Taser. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia4 / 6
Members of the Hudson police and fire departments high-five after the tug-of-war competitions. The competition was one of many events Tuesday night. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia5 / 6
Hudson Fire Chief Scott St. Martin and Police Chief Marty Jensen debate the set-up for the tug-of-war competition between the fire and police departments during the National Night Out event Tuesday night. The police department hosts the event every year in Lakefront Park. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia6 / 6

Lakefront Park was filled with a crowd Tuesday, Aug. 1 for the annual National Night Out event.

Held by the Hudson Police Department, the event featured food, business booths, a fire vs. police tug-of-war and Taser and K-9 demonstrations.

Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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