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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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.
A Hudson police officer narrowly missed being injured during a high speed chase around 9 a.m. Friday morning at Carmichael Road at I94 exit 2. The incident began when Hudson police were called to assist a U. S. Marshall's task force in arresting a wanted fugitive who was about to leave the Super 8 motel on Crest View Drive just before 9 a.m. The fugitive was accompanied by another man. The two left the motel area just as police arrived and were believed to be heading to I94. Several police squads gave chase and attempted to stop the car on northbound Carmichael Road.
Within minutes of shooting his 19-year-old former girlfriend in the parking lot of the St. Croix County Government Center, Christopher Ledesma called his wife Danielle and allegedly admitted to the murder. The information is part of the criminal complaint filed Tuesday by the St. Croix County District Attorney's office which charges the Woodbury man with the intentional homicide of Kelly Lynn Dahm on Sept. 20.
There will be no bail for Christopher Ledesma, the man suspected of murdering 19-year-old Kelly Dahm in the parking lot of the St. Croix County Government Center on Sept. 20. According to Mike O'Keefe, the Wisconsin Corrections field supervisor in Hudson, his office has already begun the process of revoking Ledesma's 10-year probation based on his alleged possession of a gun, a weapon he is suspected of using in the homicide. "As a convicted felon, he cannot possess any firearm.
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.