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.”
A big change is coming to the way Minnesota’s high school seniors are measured for their proficiency in learning. That’s because the 2013 state legislature decided to scrap the longtime requirement for GRAD testing to measure competency in key areas as a condition of graduation.
When leadership was calling, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seemed to be missing in action. Goodell was saying very little publicly concerning the domestic violence case of Baltimore Raven star Ray Rice.
The former mayor of the small Stearns County city of Richmond has been arrested and released. Scott Kron is under investigation for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the town’s baseball association. Kron resigned his office earlier this summer citing health and personal reasons.
Pine County authorities have issued a crime alert and are asking for the public’s help in finding a man and his four children. On Friday, Peter Kunze disappeared along with his two juvenile children, 16-year-old Sean Hanson and her 12-year-old brother, Joshua Kunze.
In a clear, blue autumn sky, hundreds of American white pelicans soar in a circulating pattern above the Mississippi River flyway. The majestic birds with the eight-foot wingspan are slowly meandering their way along the annual fall migration to the Gulf of Mexico.
Christopher Rossing was last seen alive in the early hours of Aug. 23 as he was leaving Trouble’s Bar and Restaurant in Howard Lake. After an evening of drinking with some friends he was walking out the door with Robert Nuttall. There had been an argument between Nuttall and his girlfriend, Gwen Butcher.
Nestled in an industrial part of St. Paul between noisy train tracks, sits possibly the ugliest ballpark in the country. But what Midway Stadium lacks in beauty, it makes up for in personality. The last train to Midway is gone. And the team is moving down the tracks to the trendy Lowertown neighborhood.
A Hutchinson man has been arrested and charged in connection with the disappearance of Christopher Rossing. Robert Nuttall, 28, was specifically charged with kidnapping. Rossing has not been found.
When Chris Lollie posted a cellphone video which revealed his police encounter on Jan. 31, it left many with a sense of outrage. But the video doesn’t show everything that happened leading up to his arrest. On Wednesday, St. Paul Police released two DVDs of silent security camera video from the First National Bank Building.
John Hall was simply doing his job in Rosedale’s food court around 5 p.m. on Sunday evening. That’s when Hall was faced with an unexpected choice of life or death.
You’ve heard the saying that a man’s home is his castle. In Shorewood, there’s one man who has taken that to the extreme. When Andrey Rudenko couldn’t find a tree large enough to construct a fort, he took to building a 3-D printer.
Two Ramsey Police officers and the man they shot and killed outside of a daycare Thursday afternoon have all been identified. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident, which began after a daycare worker called police to report a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot.
When the Golden Gophers take the field Thursday evening, they’ll be greeted by the University of Minnesota marching band belting out the rouser.
When some Twin Cities students return to school this fall, they’ll get to experience a unique new classroom. Only this one has wings and wheels and is parked at one end of St. Paul’s Holman Field. “We’ve left the cargo door in operation here,” explains Steve Hurvitz, who is in charge of renovating the cargo plane.
Federal agents from across the country are in the Twin Cities training for any dangerous situations that are likely to occur. They are agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and they’re learning the art of negotiating with armed and barricaded suspects.