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Kriesel gives powerful testimony at EDC banquet

John Kriesel, one of Minnesota’s best-known veterans and former Minnesota House representative, was the keynote speaker at the St. Croix County Economic Development Corporation Awards Banquet Thursday at R&D Banquet Hall in New Richmond. A double leg amputee with prosthetic legs, Kriesel now lives in Cottage Grove, Minn., and said he considers himself to be lucky.

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Johnson leads Hudson School Board vote, but loser yet to be determined

In unofficial primary results, the loser is yet to be determined in the Hudson School Board race. Four of five candidates will advance to the April 2 election, but two candidates, Jim Schrock and Matthew Kari, were tied for fourth place in returns reported shortly after 9 p.m.

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Roggensack, Fallone declared winners in Supreme Court race

Wisconsin News
With virtually all state votes tabulated in the primary election for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, incumbent Pat Roggensack and challenger Ed Fallone have been declared winners and will face each other in the April 2 spring election.

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Village hears bike trail proposal; ‘Welcome to North Hudson’ sign plan hits a snag

The village of North Hudson Board heard information at its monthly meeting on Feb. 5 about an opportunity to join other municipalities in developing a bike/walking trail to attach to a loop trail being planned in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin in conjunction with the new St. Croix River crossing near Stillwater.

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DOUG'S DIGGINGS: TwinFest brings a sense of warm weather

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As we sit in the depth of winter, my youngest son Darrin and I attended TwinsFest on a recent Sunday afternoon and, despite the snow falling outside, the event got us into a “spring” and “baseball” frame of mind.

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Trudy Popenhagen is winner of Blakeman Award

Other local people and businesses also recognized at annual Chamber awards banquet

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‘Shorty’ does auctions in his spare time

Longtime North Hudson resident Sheldon “Shorty” Ehman has an interesting hobby -- much of his spare time is spent being an auctioneer! “When I was a youngster I was always interested in auctions and race cars,” Ehman said.

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Christmas: God came to us

Senior Pastor John Lestock is new to the community and to Bethel Lutheran Church, but like all Christians, he views Christmas as a defining moment in the history of mankind. “God came to us,” Lestock said. “God was so crazy in love with us that he was willing to humble and lower himself to our level.”

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North Hudsonite building libraries in Ghana

North Hudson resident Deb McNally is a teacher who has taken her effort well beyond the classroom and is now building libraries in Ghana. She is the inspiration for, founder of, and now executive director of Hand in Hand for Literacy.

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Klein will not rerun for North Hudson village president

North Hudson Village President George Klein announced last week that he will not seek re-election as village president in the April 2013 election. The announcement came at the Nov. 8 monthly board meeting.

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Doug’s Diggings: Something was missing Sunday – the Packers!

Last Sunday my wife and I traveled to my son’s house in Eden Prairie to watch the Super Bowl on television. Like most Packer fans, my heart wasn’t really into the “big game”.

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Doug’s Diggings: Smarter than I thought; movie treats

I live in North Hudson and if you believe in surveys, I’m part of one of the “smartest” communities in the state of Wisconsin! Much smarter than the “rubes” in Hudson, or other communities around the county!

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Doug's Diggings: A few strings attached to this Florida trip

I had a free trip to Florida a couple of weeks ago -- but, there were a few strings attached.

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Doug’s Diggings: Sports fans learn early — no magic in ‘next year’

As of this writing, the Milwaukee Brewers are playing the St. Louis Cardinals in the baseball playoffs. The winner of the NLCS will advance to the World Series to play either the Texas Rangers or Detroit Tigers.

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Doug’s Diggings: It may be 10 years, but impact far from over

It is hard to believe that we are 10 years out from the attack on the United States by Islamic extremists. The day was one of those that we all remember very vividly. There are not too many news events in a person’s lifetime that trigger that sort of reaction.

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Doug's Diggings: Meeting Harmon Killebrew at the old Met

I’ve met Harmon Killebrew a few times in my life and was sorry to hear that he died last week. Most of the times I met him were in autograph lines, but there was one time in my high school days that I met him up close — it’s quite a story.

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Doug's Diggings: Facts, figures and myths about publishing letters

Letters to the editor are always an interesting topic for newspaper discussions and it’s probably going to get more interesting in the months ahead. I thought it might be a good time to go over a few letter-to-the-editor ground rules.

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Doug's Diggings: St. Croix EDC leads the business battle

The St. Croix County Economic Development Corp. is a hard-working organization that gives a helping hand in many ways to local businesses.

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Doug's Diggings: Never thought I’d pay $45 for spring baseball

There is nothing more exciting for a baseball fan than sitting in the Florida sunshine and watching a spring training game — the crack of the bat, the warmth of the sun and the optimism of the upcoming season.

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Doug's Diggings: Where is that next piece of ‘great’ land for a school?

I found it interesting — I’m talking about the report from Hoffman LLC, the Appleton architectural firm, detailing all the evils of the land owned by the school district on County UU and Crosby Drive, just west of the Hudson soccer fields.

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