Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum visited the Hudson Golf Club Friday and emphasized the need for a conservative candidate to challenge President Barack Obama in the November election. Santorum also painted his Republican challenger Mitt Romney as a "moderate." "Every time a moderate Republican has run against an incumbent Democrat president, the Republican has lost," Santorum said. He compared himself to a conservative Ronald Reagan, who defeated incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter in 1980. "Don't compromise your principles to satisfy the pundits," Santorum said.
Hudson police and emergency personnel resolved a situation Tuesday where a man was threatening to jump from the 11th Street bridge onto the westbound lanes of Interstate 94. The subject was taken into custody about eight minutes after the incident began, about 1:50 p.m. St. Croix Dispatch was notified by numerous cell callers of a male standing outside the chain-link fence on a bridge. Officers scrambled to find the man, checking both St.
Members of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Afton are poised to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America over the association's position on gay clergy. Final votes to split from the ELCA and join the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ are planned for May 9. Shepherd of the Valley members cast initial votes Jan. 31. The vote was 414-38 to leave the ELCA. Members also voted 410-43 to join the LCMC. Congregational discussions, and later the Jan.