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.
Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced continuing collaborative efforts to reduce runoff of pollutants into the St. Croix River in a joint appearance in Hudson on Friday afternoon. After the gathering on Picnic Point of the St. Croix Marina, the governors took a 20-minute pontoon ride on the river. Speaking first, Doyle, a Democrat, listed ways in which Wisconsin and Minnesota have been, and will be, cooperating to protect the two states' shared water bodies. The joint work by Wisconsin and Minnesota on the St.
The Hudson City Council on Monday night decided to contract with Frisbie Architects for the planning of a new public safety building. The River Falls firm will be paid $18,000 for the study, plus up to $1,000 for expenses it incurs completing it. Last June, an ad-hoc study committee comprised of Alderperson Lee Wyland and the chiefs of the city's police, fire and ambulance departments came to the conclusion that an additional public safety building is needed. The ad hoc committee laid out a handful of options for meeting the departments' needs for additional space. The No.