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Team named: Hudson will cheer for St. Croix River Hounds

The St. Croix River Hounds was selected as the name for the new Northwoods League Baseball Team coming to Hudson with the St. Croix Meadows redevelopment. A rendering shows what the stadium will look like when it's ready for the 2019 season. Photo courtesy of Klint Klaas

Hudson and the St. Croix River Valley will have a new team to rally around when the St. Croix River Hounds make their home in the new development planned for the old St. Croix Meadows dog track.

In searching for the right name, the ownership team reached out to the Hudson community, asking for ideas and recommendations. The response was overwhelming. Hundreds of emails were sent with thousands of suggestions for team names.

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"The excitement level from everyone that emailed us over the last couple months has been amazing," a news release stated.

The St. Croix River Hounds will play in the Northwoods League, which is made up of 20 teams of college players. Though initial hopes were for a 2018 season, they will start in summer of 2019.

In November, a meet and greet with be held for the community to see logos, colors, stadium videos and renderings, ask about season tickets and other information will be available as well.

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"The owners want to introduce themselves, their families, and meet all of the passionate fans excited for St. Croix River Hounds Baseball," the news release said.

For more information visit the team's Facebook page St. Croix River Hounds or email

The development as a whole is still proceeding, and developer Klint Klaas said he anticipates construction will begin this fall.

Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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