Hudson voters approve School District buying old dog trackArea News
-- A new school will be built where people used to bet on dog races.
A new school will be built where people used to bet on dog races. Voters in the Hudson School District voted 57-to-43 percent yesterday to buy the former Saint Croix Meadows Greyhound Park for about eight-million-dollars. A new school for sixth-through-12th graders will be built on the site. Paul Moen of the “Vote Yes Hudson Committee” said there’s a growing need for more classroom space – and he thanked voters for recognizing it. Enrollment in the current Hudson middle school is over its capacity, and Hudson High School is expected to reach its capacity next year. The extra space will go where a 40-million-dollar dog track operated from 1991-through-2001. The track was losing seven-million-dollars a year by the time it closed.