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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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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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Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock Closed To Stop Invasive Carp

Local political leaders have decided to close the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock to try to stop the spread of invasive carp. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Keith Ellison were at that Mississippi River lock in Minneapolis Tuesday morning talking about the initiative.

05/27/2014

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1 Year Since 2 Students Killed In Landslide

Thursday marks one year since a landslide in St. Paul’s Lilydale Park took the lives of two young students. Ten-year-old Mohamed Fofana and 9-year-old Haysem Sani were killed last May when a cliff fell on them during a class field trip.

05/22/2014

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This Minn. Company Is Working To Save Honey Bees

Honey bees are responsible for much of the food on our tables. They pollinate everything from crops to fruits and vegetables, and nuts.

05/20/2014

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High Water Levels On Green Lake Threaten Isanti Co. Residents

Lake residents in parts of east central Minnesota are hoping for drier weather soon as high water remains a big problem for many near Green Lake in Isanti County. High water is typical of many lakes in Isanti, Chisago and Anoka Counties. Heavy spring rains and snowmelt have swollen lake levels, putting a pinch in the start of the boating season.

05/19/2014

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Anger Over Brooklyn Center Ordinance Making Cigarillos More Pricy

As the price of a pack of cigarettes nears $8, there is a cheaper alternative appealing to more and more smokers. Cigarillos are mini-cigars, often sold in packs of five. At the Quick Shop in Brooklyn Center, you can even purchase them individually, some priced at under $1.

05/16/2014

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ATF Rounds Up Gang Members And Alleged Gun Buyers

Convicted felons lose their rights to purchase firearms legally. That’s why they will often turn to “straw buyers” to do it for them.

05/15/2014

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Teen Accused Of Waseca Plot Pleads Not Guilty

A judge is set to decide whether a teenager accused of plotting to bomb his school and kill his family should be tried as an adult. Seventeen-year-old John LaDue appeared in court late Monday morning.

05/12/2014

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Red Wing Storm Victims Pick Up The Pieces After Losing Roof

Thursday’s violent storms in Red Wing, Minn. were over in just a blink of an eye, but the damage was lasting. Scattered yellow insulation covered the trees and corn stubble in the southwestern Minnesota town. “It just happened so fast,” Sally Lemmerhirt of Red Wing, Minn. said.

05/09/2014

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Minn. DNR Launches New App For Anglers

After a long, harsh winter, summer is finally around the corner — at least fishing season is. And now that the Walleye Opener is coming up this weekend, anglers will have a new tool. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources just launched a new mobile-friendly website Wednesday that includes all of the complicated rules and regulations for each lake, in one easy-to-understand place.

05/07/2014

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New Brighton Man Charged In Neighbor’s Shooting Death

A 57-year-old New Brighton man has been charged in Monday night’s double shooting that left a man dead and a woman injured. Neal Curtis Zumberge has been charged with one count of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Todd Stevens.

05/07/2014

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Police: 2 Women Stabbed In NE Minneapolis Attempted Robbery

Two women were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after being stabbed during an attempted robbery in northeast Minneapolis early Monday morning, according to police. Authorities said the incident happened at about 12:20 a.m. near the intersection of University Avenue NE and Hennepin Avenue NE.

05/05/2014

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Love Getting On The Water, But Hate Owning A Boat? Consider This

Not only is Minnesota the Land of 10,000 Lakes, we’re also home to the second-highest number of registered boats in the nation. Only Florida has more motorboats registered than the 540,000 cruising our waterways. But there’s a new trend that’s getting even more families on the waters.

05/05/2014

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