The Hudson Home and Garden Club is again offering grants up to $250 to support endeavors of local residents, community-based organizations, non-profits and educational school projects contributing to the enrichment and beautification of the Hudson community and projects promoting Hudson Home and Garden Club purposes. Projects are to be within the boundaries of the Hudson School District. Preference will be given to projects benefiting children and youth.
The Hudson Police Department's citizen police academy will take place this fall from Sept. 19 through Nov. 13. Participants will learn about the history of law enforcement and the Hudson Police Department, emergency vehicle operations and traffic stops, OWI enforcement, crime scene investigations, K-9/drug interdiction, defense and arrest tactics including Tasers, criminal investigations and use of deadly force. Some classes will include hands-on activities like Taser demonstrations and a use of deadly force simulator.
A theft following an encounter with an exotic dancer was reported at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 on Heggen Street. A man told police he had visited a strip club the night before and had too much to drink. He was unable to get a ride, and one of the employees of the club said she could drive him home. The woman first drove him to a gas station where he attempted to buy food but his card was declined, so she purchased it for him. They then drove to his residence. Upon arrival they had a few drinks and he told the woman he was going to bed. He told her she could stay in a spare bedroom if she did not feel comfortable driving home. He then went to bed and fell asleep. When he woke up the next morning his wallet, a replica Rolex watch, his phone and his debit and credit cards were missing. He used a "find my phone" feature to locate it in Minneapolis. Police advised him he should try to drive to Minneapolis in order to retrieve his phone and to let them know if he does not find it. The man did not know the name of the woman in his apartment.
A woman's purse went missing after leaving it in her cart for a moment as she unloaded groceries into her car in the Wal-Mart parking lot at 1:20 p.m. Aug 10. The total value of the missing items is $145, which includes the $15 purse and $130 cash along with her driver's license, insurance card and spare car key. She didn't realize her purse was missing until she had moved the cart to the coral and didn't see it in the child seat area where she had left it. Store employees did not see it being turned in.
At 11:15 p.m. Saturday, July 25 a driver reported damage to property. As he was driving on Second Street a man approached him yelling about blue lights on his vehicle being illegal. The driver said he and the man exchanged words and then the man dumped his beer on the driver. The driver said he drove away but then turned around to speak with a woman that was with the man, saying he wanted to tell her something. The man then walked up to the car and kicked the driver's side putting a dent in it. The driver said he could fix his dent but would like the man to be issued a citation if located. The driver said he had video of the incident.
The annual Hudson National Night Out event will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Lakefront Park. The event is designed to promote police-community relationships and neighborhood camaraderie to help make communities safer. At the event citizens can learn about the resources available in the Hudson community. Live music, demonstrations, activities and dinner will be available at the event. A hot wing eating contest between Hudson police, fire and St. Croix EMS will start at 6 p.m.
Spray paint graffiti was found on the back of the Lakefront Park bandshell at 1:30 a.m. Friday, July 13. The graffiti writings stated "Highway Star," "Bippy Boop" and "Suck My Big Toe." The graffiti was documented and the city parks department was notified. Trespassing
4th of July scuffles
Leadership Hudson students celebrated success on the beautiful St. Croix River. Students completed the program with a graduation cruise, shared a few a-ha moments and last laughs as well. Presenter Leanne Van Allen, a graduate of the 2018 Leadership Hudson program, reflected on the year and shared the overall sentiment of her class as she reminisced on the growth and development of her peers.
The ProAct Hudson's annual prom presented a Hawaiian theme for participants, staff, family and friends. Local businesses made the room come alive with decorations from Maurice's Clothing Store, music by Ken Wanovich, and hair and makeup from Fantastic Sam's.