Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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The annual Hot Air Affair parade lit the way down Vine Street Friday night with participating balloon crews bringing their own flare to the event. See more coverage on the annual Hudson Hot Air Affair here .
While the inclination may be to literally "hit the ground running," when it comes to making healthy choices, experts seem to agree that small changes are the best way to get lasting results. Hudson Hospital registered dietician Jean Weiler has her top suggestions for making changes that can have a healthy and lifelong impact. First up -- eat more fruits and vegetables. "This is harder than it sounds. It seems simple but most of us don't eat enough of either despite the fact that these days we have a wide variety of choices available throughout the year," said Weiler.
HUDSON, Wis. -- A Hudson father was shot by police early Sunday morning after he threatened his son and three other teens in the family's St. Croix Heights home. Daniel Craig Christenson, 43, 1321 St. Croix Heights, was shot at the end of a seven-hour standoff with authorities as he exited the front door of his house. Christenson left the house with his gun in hand and did not respond to any commands from the police at the scene. When he raised the gun, officers fired. He was taken by ambulance to Hudson Hospital where he was airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
Two Woodbury, Minn., girls are alive today, thanks to the actions of strangers and Hudson, Wis., police Monday afternoon. Samantha R. Bartelmy, 17, and Andrea D. Nagle, 19, instead left Hudson with hangovers and citations for underage consumption of alcohol. Authorities received a 911 call from a citizen who said there were two extremely intoxicated young women near them at the beach on the end of the dike road. One of the women, Nagle, was passed out but Bartelmy was reportedly attempting to swim west across the St.