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Bill Hudson

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Bill Hudson has been with WCCO-TV since 1989. The native of Elk River, Minn., says Channel 4 is the station he grew up with and aspired to work for.

“Dave Moore set the standard for all of us. I was blessed to have had the opportunity to work with one of the greatest!”

He is one of seven children, including two other brothers with careers in broadcasting. Jon does radio in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Rob is a television morning show anchor in Missoula, Montana. Must have been in the Uppertown water.

After spending stints reporting the news in Eau Claire and Milwaukee, Bill brought his skills to WCCO-TV as a general assignment reporter. In his many years with the station he’s covered a wide range of stories, including the Sioux City airline disaster, Hurricane Andrew, California Wildfires, the Waco siege and troops returning from Saudi Arabia following Desert Storm.

In addition, Bill has reported extensively on Minnesota’s contributions to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He accompanied the Minnesota National Guard to Panama and Honduras to cover stories involving anti-drug measures in Central America and nation building projects. In December 2003 he visited Minnesota National Guard soldiers on a peacekeeping mission in Bosnia.

Bill is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys being at the end of a fly rod or canoe paddle! He also likes to spend time in his wife Julie’s flower gardens doing the “heavy lifting!”

Bill and Julie have two grown daughters. His advice to all young parents is to enjoy every possible moment with your kids. Says Bill, “it’s diapers to diamonds in a heartbeat.”

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Minnetonka Power Squadron Gives ‘Hope Kids’ A Special Day

As kids step from the boats and onto the docks at Big Island, a day of fun and pleasure awaits each one of them. As parents of special needs children will tell you, the health challenges of one child affect the entire family. Nobody knows that better than Stacy McAllister.

06/20/2014

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Southern Minn. Community Rallies To Fight Flooding

Snaking along a house, a string of strong-armed volunteers are racing a demon. The LeSueur River jumped a foot and a half overnight, and it’s quickly closing in on the small town of St. Clair, Minn. Brad O’Donnell’s home is one of many being threatened.

06/19/2014

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FBI Director Tours Mpls. Division, Hails Capture Of Benghazi Attacker

Ever since the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, the FBI’s terrorism task force has been investigating the assault – promising to bring those responsible to justice. The attack – which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans – set off both outrage and a political firestorm over what led to the fiery assault.

06/17/2014

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New Tool Aims To Prevent Future Train Derailments

Like an accordion of massive steel boxes, 15 empty freight cars lay piled Friday along a stretch of Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad track. It’s BNSF’s mainline to the west coast, and it averages about 56 trains a day. Roughly twenty percent of that traffic is made up of the long tanker cars hauling heavy crude oil from North Dakota.

06/13/2014

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Nesting Loons Plagued By Black Fly Onslaught

The peaceful call of loons in northern Minnesota is coming under attack by the pestering buzz of biting black flies. “It must be hard for them to see, let alone even breathe,” said Lori Naumann, a non-game specialist with the Department of Natural Resources.

06/12/2014

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The Camaraderie Of Competition: A Story Of 3 Top Girl Golfers

The high school golf careers of three phenomenal girls came to an exciting end on Wednesday at the class AAA Minnesota State High School golf tournament at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids. That’s because the competitive trio of Celia Kuenster, Sarah Burnham, and Kenzie Neisen have dominated play over the past four seasons.

06/11/2014

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DNR Steps Up Fight Against Zebra Mussels

It’s the first day of a new job for Erik Ziegler. The Vermillion College student is on summer break, and working the front line of Minnesota’s war against zebra mussels. “If you sell a boat, a trailer or a lift and someone else buys it, I mean, [zebra mussels] can even be transported to another lake and it will just spread like wildfire,” Ziegler said.

06/10/2014

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Wisconsin Judge Tells Same-Sex Couples To Hold On

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing on the Wisconsin attorney general’s request to put gay marriages on hold in the state. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb scheduled the hearing for 1 p.m. Monday.

06/09/2014

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Syrian Rebels Recruiting Twin Cities Somali Youth

In the three years that government and rebel forces have been battling in Syria, more than 100,000 people have been killed. Many of the deceased are innocent civilians who are cut down by crossfire or suicide bombings.

06/04/2014

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70 Years Later, Minn. D-Day Paratrooper Returns To Normandy

President Obama will place a wreath at the American Cemetery at Normandy Friday, marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in France. Among the returning veterans will be a former Army paratrooper from the Twin Cities. Rollie Daniel, 91, was part of the airborne invasion that landed behind enemy lines. Now, he’s getting back into uniform to pay respects to those he fought alongside.

06/03/2014

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As Mosquitoes Bite, ‘Mosquito Squad’ Business Booms

After such a long, cold winter, all we wanted was a little time to enjoy the outdoors this summer. Now, however, we’re sharing it with some uninvited visitors.

06/03/2014

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Cops: Man Threatened To Shoot Neighbor Teaching Daughter To Ride A Bike

A 61-year-old Minnesota man in the south metro admitted last week to pointing a shotgun at his neighbor for how he was teaching his daughter to ride a bike.

06/02/2014

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1 Week After Leaving Hospital, Mpls. ‘Miracle Baby’ Healing Well

In the arms of his mother, sitting on the living room floor watching cartoons, 15-month-old Musa Dayib is very much a ‘miracle child.’ It was the evening of May 11, Mother’s Day, when Musa toddled over to an eleventh floor balcony at the family’s Riverside apartment complex. He got onto the concrete balcony through a sliding door that his sister had opened.

05/30/2014

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Minneapolis Teacher In Court For Alleged Underage Sex Charge

A 23-year-old social studies teacher has been charged with trying to solicit a minor for sex after being arrested Tuesday in an undercover investigation.

05/29/2014

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Bear Vanishes After Numerous Sightings In The South Metro

The first reports of a north woods visitor came just prior to the Memorial Day weekend. On Friday morning, the phone line to Savage police began ringing as folks like Jessica Sepeda called in, saying they’d seen a bear.

05/28/2014

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