Monday, May 20, 2013
Did Gov. Scott Walker break a campaign promise when he vowed to keep pork out of the state budget?
Some campaign promises build in a bit of wiggle room. The one made by candidate for governor Scott Walker to “Strip policy and pork projects from the state budget” did not. This unequivocal pledge, posted on Walker’s campaign website, committed the candidate to eschewing both parties’ longstanding practice of using the budget to make policy changes and reward special interests. In April 2011, less than four months into Walker’s term, the truth-testers at PolitiFact Wisconsin branded this a broken promise. It noted that the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau had identified dozens of non-fiscal items in the governor’s budget repair bills and first biennial budget. Walker’s latest executive budget, for 2013-15, included what the Fiscal …
Zach Sobiech, the teen who was known for his song "Clouds," has died of bone cancer. He was a senior at Stillwater Area High School.
Zach Sobiech's battle with cancer is over. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our son, Zachary David Sobiech, a statement from Sobiech’s family reads. "Our family has been blessed, not only by his amazing presence in our lives, but also by the love and support of our family and friends and by so many people in the community. In particular we’d like to thank those people who listened with their hearts and helped Zach bring his message and his music to the world.” Visitation will be Wednesday, May 22 from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m., at the Church of St. Michael, according to Zach's CaringBridge site. The funeral, also at the Church of St. Michael is Thursday, May 23 at 11 a.m., with visitation an hour before the service. In …
A quick look at what the Hudson Fire Department has been up to.
The following information was submitted by the Hudson Fire Department:
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Share your photos and videos from the Goliath Challenge on Hudson Patch.
It was a rainy Saturday afternoon, but about 700 people participated in the Goliath Challenge, an off-road 5K race with natural and constructed obstacles, at Badlands Snow Park. This year was all about the mud. Check out this photo submission of event organizer Mark Kretschmer. All proceeds from the race benefit Feed My Starving Children. Share your photos and videos with Hudson Patch users by uploading them to this post.
Here’s a weekly listing of crime incidents and police and fire related calls in Washington and St. Croix Counties, including a Woodbury incident that involved a strange brew.
The following is a collection of articles that appeared on Stillwater Patch, Woodbury Patch, Hudson Patch and Oakdale Patch May 13-18. Click on the headline to read the full article. Eric Richard Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charges Stemming from Downtown Bar Fight Eric Richard pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault charges Friday morning in relation to the death of Adam McCloud after an altercation last year at a bar in downtown Stillwater. Photos: Barn Fire in Grant Firefighters were called to a barn fire Thursday evening in the 9700 block of 60th Street North in Grant. Update: Body Found in River Identified as Missing Baldwin Man The body of a man found Tuesday in the St. Croix River has been identified as Donald D. Marklowitz Jr…
How well do you know Hudson? Guess where in Hudson this week's photo was taken and you could win $10 of DQ Bucks valid at the Hudson Dairy Queen.
Every Sunday, Hudson Patch will post a photo of something in the 54016 ZIP code that you might pass by every day and not notice. If you think you know where this is, write it in the comments section below. Be specific—answers such as "behind the old dump" probably won't win you the prize. The first person to guess it correctly in the comments section below (Facebook comments do not count) will win $10 of DQ Bucks good at Hudson's Dairy Queen franchise. We thank Dairy Queen for its support of this weekly feature. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Here is a list of recent posts from Hudson bloggers.
Hudson – Saturday afternoon/evenings At Patch, we care about what you have to say in your community. Every week we will be recognizing our bloggers on Hudson Patch, from cooking enthusiasts to local business owners, and everyone in between! If you’re interested in becoming a Local Voice on Hudson Patch, email Hannah Gruber at firstname.lastname@example.org Raiders Lacrosse Routs St. Cloud North on Mother’s Day Raiders Lacrosse Routs St. Cloud North on Mother’s Day. (Chuck McGill) Teens’ Summer Jobs Can Be An Investment In Their Future Teens Summer Jobs. (Eric St. Martin) The Importance of a Strong Workforce Over the last two years, Governor Walker has worked to create an environment that allows job creators to succeed and expand. It’s working. (…
A quick look at the top headlines from last week around the Twin Cities east metro area and Hudson.
Some of this week's top stories include: Eric Richard Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charges Stemming from Downtown Bar Fight Eric Richard pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault charges Friday morning in relation to the death of Adam McCloud after an altercation last year at a bar in downtown Stillwater. Photos: Barn Fire in Grant Firefighters were called to a barn fire Thursday evening in the 9700 block of 60th Street North in Grant. UPDATE: Minnesota Senate Approves Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Governor Will Sign Legislation to allow gay marriage in the state cleared its final hurdle Monday, May 13. With Gov. Mark Dayton expected to sign the bill as soon as tomorrow, Minnesota will become the 12th state in the country to allow same-sex …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Cory McIntyre is the third Hudson School District administrator this school year to leave the Hudson School District for another job.
Hudson School District’s Director of Student Services, Cory McIntyre, is leaving the district for a position with the Maplewood-Oakdale-North St. Paul School District. According to the Hudson School District McIntyre submitted his letter of resignation on May 16. McIntyre was recruited to take over the position of Director of Special Services with Independent School District 622. McIntyre has been with the Hudson School District since July 1, 2009. This is the third Hudson School District administrator this school year to be recruited by another school district. Below is a news release from the district: In a letter to the Board of Education McIntyre stated, “Although I was not looking for a new position, I was recruited to this leadership…
A list of musicians set to play during the 2013 Concerts in the Park series at Lakefront Park in downtown Hudson.
The city of Hudson has announced the schedule for the 2013 Concerts in the Park series that will take place at the Lakefront Park Bandshell in downtown Hudson. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. The City of Hudson reserves the right to make program changes without notice to the public. Concerts that are cancelled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled if possible. Concessions and restrooms are available at the Bath House. If you have questions regarding the Concerts in the Park, call the Hudson Parks Department at (715) 386-4774, ext. 113 or visit the city website at www.ci.hudson.wi.us. No pets and no smoking in the seating area.