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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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Candyland Sues Over Use Of ‘Chicago Mix’ Name

A battle is brewing over a popular mix of flavored popcorn, pitting David against Goliath. In fact, it just might take a U.S. District Court lawsuit to determine if several national name-brand snack makers are ignoring a protected trademark.

08/20/2014

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Wife Of Man Who Killed New Brighton Neighbor Found Not Guilty

A judge found the wife of a man accused of killing his neighbor in New Brighton over a deer-feeding feud not guilty of murder charges Tuesday morning in connection with the April incident. Paula Zumberge, 50, had been charged back in May with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree attempted murder.

08/19/2014

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Blind Grandpa Running 11,000 Miles To Help Granddaughter

At age 62, retired and blind, David Kuhn isn’t your average long distance runner. But he’s averaging about 20 miles each day as he crisscrosses the country promoting a cause, in hopes of finding a cure.

08/18/2014

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Man Accused In Officer’s Death Held On $2.5M Bail

Sixteen days after he allegedly gunned down veteran Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, 39-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. made his first court appearance on his arraignment. Fitch is charged in Dakota County Circuit Court with two counts of first-degree murder and premeditated first-degree murder for the killing of Officer Patrick on July 30.

08/15/2014

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Massive, Minn.-Made Fire Trucks Flying Overnight To Africa

If you’ve ever shipped anything with guaranteed overnight air delivery, you know it can get a bit spendy. So one can only imagine what it would cost to send three massive airport fire rescue trucks half-way around the world.

08/14/2014

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Zumberge Murder Case Comes To A Sudden Close

Both sides have rested in the case of a New Brighton woman charged with aiding her husband in the killing of a neighbor. Paula Zumberge, 50, and her husband Neal, 57, were expected to take the stand on Wednesday when her defense attorneys began presenting their case. But after two days of prosecution witnesses and testimony, defense attorney Gary Wolf felt strongly that the state hadn’t proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

08/13/2014

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New Brighton Feud Shooting Trial Enters 2nd Day

Testimony continued Tuesday in the fatal feud between neighbors in New Brighton, Minn. over a deer-feeding dispute. Paula Zumberge is on trial for aiding and abetting the second-degree murder of Todd Stevens, and the injuring of Jennifer Cleven, his girlfriend.

08/12/2014

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Trial In New Brighton Feud Shooting Begins

Emotional testimony came in court Monday from the woman involved in a feud over feeding deer that ended with her boyfriend being shot and killed. She says the neighbor’s wife started the fatal sequence of events.

08/11/2014

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Community Mourns Death Of Teen In Dakota Co. Crash

Just a few weeks before students at Burnsville High will return to school, a shocking tragedy hit hard. Seventeen-year-old Ty Alyea, who would have been an incoming senior, was killed Wednesday evening in a rollover accident in Dakota County.

08/07/2014

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GM Ignition Switch Recall Causing Parts Shortage

In the service bays of Mauer Chevrolet, auto mechanics are busy swapping out the small parts that caused a huge problem. “We get a half dozen to a dozen every day,” operations director, Norm Kordell, said.

08/04/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Off-Roading In The Iron Range

Minnesotans love their four-wheel drive SUV’s and pickup trucks. We often need them with all the snow we get each winter. The vast majority of owners rarely take them off the freeways and paved streets.

08/03/2014

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Annual 3M Golf Tournament Wows Crowd, Raises Charity

Once again the greats of professional golf are teeing it up in the annual 3M Championship at the TPC in Blaine. Celebrating its 22 year in the Twin Cities, the tournament will draw huge crowds to both its tournament play and team competition featuring golf legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

08/01/2014

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Prosecutors Fight Dismissal Of LaDue Attempted Murder Charges

Just two days after a judge dismissed the attempted murder charges against the Waseca teen accused of plotting to bomb his school, 17-year-old John LaDue made a court appearance Wednesday morning. Transported from a juvenile detention facility in Red Wing, LaDue was back in a Waseca courtroom to learn if he would be tried as an adult.

07/30/2014

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World-Class Soccer Field Comes To TCF Bank Stadium

World-class soccer is coming to the Twin Cities this weekend, and world-class soccer needs a world-class field. It takes a lot of effort to put real grass over the artificial turf that covers TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

07/29/2014

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Flooding Leaves Behind River Barge Roadblock

Commercial barge traffic should fully resume on the Mississippi River as early as next Tuesday. Parts of the heavily used upper Mississippi River were left impassible to barge and tug traffic after recent flooding left behind an unwanted surprise.

07/25/2014

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