Weather Forecast

Floodwaters of the St. Croix River were approaching the south end of First Street in Hudson on Monday morning, June 23. Hudson Public Works Director Tom Zeuli said he expects the south end of First Street to be covered by water by Friday. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)

First Street project affected by high water

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The Stillwater Lift Bridge was closed to traffic Monday morning because of the rising level of the St. Croix River, and will remain closed until further notice from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.


The closure is expected to cause an increase in traffic through Hudson as commuters use the Interstate 94 bridge as an alternate route to and from the Twin Cities.

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Randy Hanson
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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