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Students in Hudson will not be going to school at a place where adults used to bet on dog races. The Hudson City Council voted 5-to-1 last night against re-zoning the former St. Croix Meadows greyhound track. Voters in April agreed to let the Hudson School District buy the property for $8.25 million. School officials said it would have created more space, and relieved pressure at the current middle- and high schools - both of which are at-or-over capacity. City officials didn't want to give up the 130-acre site.
Activities, entertainment part of festivities The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, in partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts, is organizing the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival, Sept. 22 and 23 in Lakefront Park. The Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival draws thousands of visitors to Hudson every year. This year the festival offers even more art in the park, with 80-plus juried artists. Acoustic musicians will add to the atmosphere of fine art and fall flavors. The two-day event will begin Saturday, Sept 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continues Sunday, Sept.
A Thursday afternoon accident on I-94 has caused a back up on eastbound I-94. The accident involved two or three vehicles, but there does not appear to be any life-threatening injuries. The accident occurred just after 5 p.m. with the Hudson Fire Department and St. Croix EMS among those responding to the scene. Another minor accident occurred near milepost 4 and authorities said I-94 traffic will be backed up until the scenes are cleared. More details will be reported as they become available.
"I find the hospice patients are very welcoming and very interested in talking," Don Hale said. For the past seven years, Hale has visited with many patients in Hudson and other communities for ADORAY Home Health and Hospice, a not-for-profit agency providing care and comfort at home for the acutely, chronically and terminally ill. Hospice is a special kind of care for patients and their families facing terminal illness who are no longer seeking treatment.
Will also maintain local office at Hudson Professional Building Effective Nov. 1, the Hudson Star-Observer editorial staff will join their colleagues in news, sales and production at the Rivertown Multimedia hub office at 2815 Prairie Dr., River Falls. The office is located on the north end of River Falls' Whitetail Ridge Business Park, six miles south of I-94. The Star-Observer will retain a small office for reporter interviews, news and sales meetings in the Hudson Professional Building - the former St.
Motorists in the eastern Twin Cities Metro Area and western Wisconsin will experience delays and a detour as the Stillwater lift bridge spanning the St. Croix River between Stillwater and Houlton closes on Monday, Sept. 10. Repairs to the lift bridge began July 9.
Lightning is being blamed for a Saturday night fire that badly damaged two homes in Hudson. Firefighters were called to a four-unit townhouse on Hunter Hill Road by a neighbor who, after seeing a flash of lightning followed by booming thunder, went outside to see if any damage had been done. Sharon Tepper told a Hudson Fire Department investigator that she saw flames and smoke coming from the roof of Jerry and Georgia Adams' townhouse at 1520 Hunter Hill Road. Tepper called 911 and proceeded to warn the residents of the four-plex to leave their townhouses.
WOODBURY, Minn. -- Washington County authorities on Monday identified the remains of a body found in the St. Croix River as a missing Cottage Grove native. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office positively identified the remains as belonging to Timothy Michael Pease, a 2000 Park High graduate who went missing in February 2010 while snowmobiling on the St. Croix River. According to a Washington County Sheriff's Office news release, Pease likely drowned after falling through the ice. Authorities received a call at 11:56 a.m. Sunday near Afton for a possible body in the water.
A faulty bathroom fan is the suspected cause of a fire Monday evening at the Jim and Connie Root residence in the city of Hudson. The Hudson Fire Department was dispatched to the two-story house at 1725 Cudd Circle just before 7 p.m., after a passing motorist noticed smoke and flames coming from the roof. Hudson Fire Chief Jim Frye said the passerby, perhaps a neighbor, used a hose at the residence to shoot water onto the flames until the fire department arrived.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced Thursday morning, Aug. 2, that it is taking steps to prevent additional traffic crashes in and near the road construction work on Interstate 94 in St. Croix County. Over the next couple of days, construction crews will create four temporary lanes (two in each direction) to last the duration of the project under way near Roberts, the department said in a news release.