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.”
Minnesota continues to wrestle with the damage being caused by flood waters. And that includes some popular Minneapolis Park Board golf courses.
Walking up to Newport’s clay levee, which is holding back the rain-swollen Mississippi River, city administrator Deb Hill doesn’t like what she is seeing.
High water continues to keep boat traffic to a crawl on Lake Minnetonka. For the past couple of weeks, a lake-wide no wake order has stayed in effect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.