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Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (Republican from Oshkosh) was in Hudson Saturday morning and took questions from reporters at the Hudson cable access studio, 901 Fourth St. He addressed several issues, including the perception that Republicans are blocking progress in Washington, the Stillwater Bridge, jobs, pulling from Iraq, Social Security-Medicare-entitlements and the federal budget. "The Republicans control only the House," Johnson said. "Democrats control the oval office and the senate. Over 100 bills have been approved in the House and were stopped in the Senate.
Wisconsin U.S. Senator Herb Kohl spoke to members and guests at the Thursday meeting of the Hudson Rotary Club. His thoughts on the federal government treatment of most subjects included the declaration, "We must do a better job." Kohl, 76, plans to retire after his current term which ends at the end of 2012. When he retires, he will have completed 24 years of service in the U.S. Senate. "It's been an honor and privilege to serve," Kohl said.
The second of three debates between incumbent Republican State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf and her Democratic challenger Shelly Moore was staged Thursday morning at the University Center Ballroom at UW-River Falls. The event was hosted by the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and attracted 300 observers. For the most part, the crowd was reserved, with only a couple of minor outbursts - one against each candidate. The debate was moderated by Dr.
Democratic 10th District Senate candidate Shelly Moore is the winner of the recall primary election. With all but three of 113 precincts reporting, Moore holds a 17,779-15,245 lead as of 10:15 p.m. The three missing precincts are in Dunn County. Moore won in every county. At about 10:15 p.m. the totals were: St. Croix 8,325-7,950 Pierce 3,561-2,515 Polk 3,958-3,407 Dunn 1,002-573 Burnett 933-800 Weix, who has run as a Republican in other races, ran against Moore in the Democratic primary in an attempt to gain more campaign time for Republican incumbent Sheila Harsdorf.
Democratic 10th District Senate candidate Shelly Moore has upped her lead and appears to be on her way to vitory with the majority of precincts now reporting. She holds at 14,845-12,624 lead over her opponent Isaac Weix in the recall primary as of about 9:45 p.m. Moore holds leads in every county. At about 9:45 p.m. the totals were: St. Croix 6,646-6,220 Pierce 3,561-2,515 Polk 3,078-2,662 Dunn 654-452 Burnett 906-775 Weix, a known Republican, ran against Moore in the Democratic primary in an attempt to gain more campaign time for Republican incumbent Sheila Harsdorf.
Details are still sketchy, but at least six people were injured in an accident at Milepost 7 on I-94 early Thursday morning. St. Croix EMS Chief Eric Christensen said ambulances from Hudson, River Falls and New Richmond responded to the scene at 12:38 a.m. Four patients were transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul and two to Hudson Hospital.
Ellsworth teacher Shelly Moore announced Tuesday during a rally in Hudson's Lakefront Park that she will run on the Democratic ticket against Republican State Sen.
At the same time Sheila Harsdorf recall supporters were meeting at the St. Croix County Government Center, about 200 people gathered at Lakefront Park to show their support for the Republican state senator who faces a recall election this summer. The St. Croix County Republican Party and Chair Jesse Garza organized the event. "We are facing a defining moment for Wisconsin," Harsdorf told her supporters.
The Western Wisconsin Democrats web site has posted a notice of a meeting in Hudson with "big news" about the Sheila Harsdorf Recall effort. The meeting, titled a "Recall Harsdorf Rally - Big News," is Monday, April 18 at 6 p.m. at the St. Croix County Government Center in Hudson. Although no one will confirm the information to be presented, most expect that it will be announced that the recall supporters have collected enough signature for the recall process to continue.
It was announced at Hudson's St. Patrick Church Sunday that Father Dan Dahlberg is leaving the parish after allegedly taking about $10,800 from the parish charity account for his own use. In a letter distributed at church Sunday, it stated that "It is very likely that this misconduct is the result of a serious gambling addiction which has lead to personal financial issues and impaired Father Dan's judgment." The letter, signed by church board trustees Samuel Cari and Claire Zajac, also recommended the Diocese support Dahlberg in obtaining the professional assistance he needs.