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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A home at 316 Edgewood Drive in the town of Hudson is a near complete loss following a fire Thursday afternoon, July 18. The Hudson Fire Department was dispatched to...
Deal unlikely for 2013 tax year It appears that 2014 is now the earliest that a tax reciprocity agreement between Wisconsin and Minnesota can be reinstated. Last week, 17 western Wisconsin legislators sent a letter to their counterparts in eastern Minnesota asking them to urge the Minnesota Department of Revenue to drop a new demand. The Wisconsin legislators said the states needed to reach an agreement by Oct. 1 for reciprocity to be in place for the 2013 tax year.
The business climate in Wisconsin has improved significantly since Gov. Scott Walker came into office in January 2011, Department of Revenue Secretary Richard Chandler told members of the St. Croix Economic Development Corp. in a meeting last week. Chandler highlighted the major tax changes adopted by the Legislature and signed into law by Walker as part of the state budget and a special session on jobs. "Traditionally, in Wisconsin we have had a reputation for having an outstanding workforce and a very good education system.
The Hudson City Council voted unanimously Monday night to reject a new offer from St.
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.
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.
Things are back to where they should be. Kraig Urbik will be at right guard, and Eric VandenHeuvel, at right tackle, when the University of Wisconsin Badgers open the 2008 football season against Akron University in Madison's Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday. The two Hudson natives had good success opening holes for running backs and protecting the quarterback on the right side of the offensive line last season until VandenHeuvel went down with a leg injury in the Nov.
Gov. Jim Doyle asked people to urge their state legislators to approve a statewide smoking ban in all public places during a stop at Pier 500 restaurant in Hudson Wednesday morning. "Whether you like the ban or don't like the ban, it is going to happen," he said. "The entire United States will be smoke-free at some time." Doyle said he would prefer an immediate ban on indoor public smoking to the gradual ban that passed the state Senate Committee on Public Health by a 3-2 vote on Tuesday. The ban approved by the Senate committee wouldn't apply to bars and restaurants until January 2010.