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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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democratic candidate for governor in the June 5 recall election, attacked Republican Gov.
The Hudson City Council voted unanimously Monday night to reject a new offer from St.
State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf heard from both supporters and critics in a listening session at the St. Croix County Government Center last Thursday, Jan. 12. Harsdorf, a River Falls Republican, began with a brief review of happenings in Madison over the past year. She said the state had faced a budget shortfall of more than $3 billion at the beginning of 2011. Gov.
Duke Uihlein welcomed dignitaries to the groundbreaking for a massive distribution center in Hudson by quipping that it was Uline Shipping Supply Specialists' version of occupy Wisconsin. The humorous reference to the Occupy Wall Street movement went over well with the friendly crowd of government and business leaders who laughed and applauded at the remark. The reason for the occupation, later speakers would emphasize, was Wisconsin's favorable business climate. Gov.
An investment group led by Hudson businessman David Robson has submitted the highest bid of $1,251,043 for the 16-acre tourism center property on Interstate 94 in Hudson. But the sale of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation property to Hudson Holdings LLC isn't a done deal yet. Anne Giese, real estate specialist for WisDOT's Northwest District, said Wednesday that Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb would meet with Gov.
A new Mexican restaurant will soon open in the Carmichael Centre building on Carmichael Road, just north of the Target Store. The Hudson City Council on Monday night granted German Duran of River Falls a Class C wine license for Fiesta Loca. Duran's son, Isaac, who accompanied him to the City Council meeting, said it will be a typical full-menu Mexican restaurant. Jill Duran, German's wife and vice president of the limited liability corporation that will operate the restaurant, was also at the meeting. The wine license is for the period from Nov. 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012.
Gov. Scott Walker came to Hudson Friday afternoon, June 24, to sign two bills into law. Before a group of around 100 supporters in the Valley House north of the city, the governor signed a bill freeing the state to spend up to $225 million for construction of a new bridge over the St.
A lightning strike Monday morning set fire to a town of Hudson house, resulting in major damage to the home. A thunderstorm was passing through the area when Christine Nielsen heard the bang and saw cupboard doors of the home shake open, according to a Hudson Fire Department report. Nielsen is said to have left the house and called 911 after smelling smoke. Hudson Fire Chief Jim Frye said the initial call to the Ryan and Christine Nielsen residence came at 8:11 a.m.
Organizers of the effort to recall state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf announced in a Monday evening rally that they have collected more than enough signatures to force an election. A crowd of about 150 volunteer petition circulators yelled joyfully and applauded when Scott Herron, a New Richmond High School teacher, made the announcement in front of the St.
St. Croix County Circuit Judge Eric J. Lundell has filed a $1,432 claim against the city of Hudson for damage done to a family car when it hit a pothole in Coulee Road last January. In the written claim filed with the city on Feb. 23, Lundell said his stepson was driving the 2004 Audi when it hit a "very deep" pothole in front of the Associated Bank building on the morning of Jan.