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Tornado drill

April 12-16 is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin, according to a news release from ReadyWisconsin. 

The annual statewide tornado drill will be conducted Thursday, April 15. At 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Residents are encouraged to practice moving to their designated shelter locations. 

If severe weather is expected, the drill will be moved to April 16. 

ReadyWisconsin will issue message alerts on its social media at those times to encourage people to participate. Those who do can share by using the hashtag #TornadoDrillWI. 

Drive-through testing site opens 

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing will be available in Hudson starting Thursday, April 15.

The testing opportunity comes as cases are back on the rise in the county. 

The drive-through testing will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays at the St. Croix County Highway Shop at 66 US Highway 12. 

Testing is available through May 27. 

Those in need of testing can pre-register at

Learn more at

St. Croix EDC discussing workforce development

The St. Croix EDC, Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley and family-friendly workplaces will hold a conversation on workforce development beginning at birth at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 15.

The event will feature panelists who will share presentations on how early childhood development is the best economic development investment a community can make. 

The event will be held over Zoom. To register visit

School board to recognize departing board members

The Hudson School Board will recognize two board members for six years of service each — Sue Kattas and Rob Brown. 

The board will hear a report on the election results. The spring election will bring two new members, Molly Powers and Kate Garza, onto the board and welcome back incumbent Bob Baumann. 

The board will also hear a regular COVID-19 operational update, as well as a 4K update and instruction model for the 2021-2022 school year. 


City of Hudson to hold public hearings

The city of Hudson is preparing for construction to begin on the Highway 35 reconstruction project. The project is being done alongside the Wisconsin DOT, with the DOT leading the road portion of the project and the city leading the utilities work. 

Public hearings on sidewalk replacement assessments and retaining wall replacements will be held at the regular council meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10 

The city will also discuss potential project plans using the infrastructure money currently being discussed by the federal government. Discussions will help the city be “shovel-ready” if funding is approved. 


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