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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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation unveiled plans last week for the addition of traffic and ramp lanes on Interstate 94 and Hwy. 35 at Hudson. The construction is scheduled for 2017. “The big reason for the project is that there are traffic issues with capacity, mostly on westbound (lanes),” Greg Weyandt of the engineering firm Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley is running for another 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court at an age when many are thinking about retirement. But at 64, Bradley is the third-youngest of the court’s seven members.
Hudson police used a stun gun to subdue a 26-year-old River Falls man who allegedly interfered with a traffic stop on Carmichael Road in Hudson on the night of Feb...
Those who expect large population or economic growth in St. Croix County after the new Stillwater bridge opens in 2016 are probably in for disappointment, according to a new study. Study results were presented to the St. Croix County Board last week by Matt Kures of UW-Extension’s Center for Community and Economic Development in Madison and Tom Gillaspy, former state demographer for Minnesota and now owner of Gillaspy Demographics in Stillwater, Minn. These are some of their conclusions: --While for decades, St.
The director and founder of a local dog rescue organization believes misinformation about pit bull terriers is the reason the Hudson City Council is thinking about adopting an ordinance that would require them to be muzzled in public. “The problem is the misconception that pit bulls are less safe than other dogs,” said Ashley Kurtz of Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue in a visit to the Star-Observer’s Hudson office last week. Pit bulls were bred to round up bull cattle, and are known for their gentle, loyal nature around children, Kurtz said. Webster's II New College Dictionary disagrees
It doesn’t appear that there will be a housing development on the Hudson Golf Club course anytime soon. Monday night, June 16, the City Council voted 6-0 to hold the owners to a covenant they signed when they bought the course saying they wouldn’t use it for anything but a golf course for 10 years. Hanson Bros. Golf Holdings closed the 18-hole course at the end of the 2013 season after four years of operation.
The outlines of what a Walmart Superstore in Hudson would look like became a little clearer when developers of the project introduced it to the city Plan Commission last Thursday night.
A drive past Dave and Robyn Borchart’s house in the town of Hudson has become a Christmas tradition for many of their friends and neighbors.
The Hudson City Council is exploring a program that would trap feral cats, spay or neuter them, and return them to the spot where they were captured.
Keith Trotter began blogging about his efforts to lose weight simply to hold himself accountable.