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 27-year-old Anoka, Minn., man who allegedly drove an SUV into the porch of Hudson’s historic Octagon House is in the St. Croix County Jail. Jonathan A. Klisch surrendered to...
Expressions of disappointment by city officials over the closing of the Hudson Golf Club have drawn a scathing response from one of the owners of the golf course. Last Friday,...
A representative of the Hudson Golf Club’s owners came to the city Plan Commission last week looking for support to redevelop the 18-hole course.
On the heels of being named to an Assembly Select Committee on Common Core Standards, State Rep. Dean Knudson told a group of constituents at North Hudson that they shouldn’t automatically believe all they hear about the standards. “I would almost bet you that not everything you’ve heard or read about it is actually in the Common Core,” the Republican from Hudson said. He was responding to claims about the educational standards that have been circulating in some conservative circles.
An unsecured load is the reason a semi tractor-trailer ended up on its side after rounding a corner from Brakke Drive onto southbound Hwy. 12 in the town of Hudson, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.
A visit by Martha Stewart to downtown Hudson on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 11, caused quite a stir among the employees and owners of downtown shops.
The second tried proved to be the charm for the crew working to raise a sunken yacht in the St. Croix River at Hudson. A crane from the Stillwater bridge construction site was able to lift the 65-foot, three-story SkipperLiner to the surface early Thursday morning, aided by huge pumps that bailed water from the boat as it was raised. The Edward Kraemer & Sons crane arrived at the dock along the dike road in Lakefront Park sometime around 5:30 p.m.
A mechanical failure that allowed water to enter the 65-foot Find Time yacht is the reason it sank, Gordy Jarvis, the owner of the Hudson dock where it was tied, said Friday morning. Once the three-story boat lost its buoyancy, the water came in from windows and other places, too, Jarvis said. It took a 24-hour effort to raise the 171-ton, steel-hulled boat, he reported. The second – and successful – salvage operation started at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept.
The effort to raise a 60-foot houseboat that sank in the St. Croix River at Hudson early Friday morning, Aug.
A 60-foot cruise boat docked along the dike road in Hudson sank to the bottom of the St. Croix River late Thursday night or early Friday morning, Aug. 29-30. The large houseboat-type craft used by two Twin Cities businessmen for pleasure and to entertain clients buckled a section of the dock it was tied to as it sank. The dock is owned and operated by Afton-Hudson Cruise Lines, which uses it for its Grand Duchess riverboat. City Parks Supervisor J.J. Barnes reportedly noticed the sunken boat sometime after 4 a.m. Friday and notified the Hudson Fire Department.