On the first weekend in June, we headed over to the border of the Sensible Republic of Minnesota, spending the night near what is apparently the Breakaway Principality of Hudson, where we visited Willow River State Park and attended the 2015 Yellowstone Trail Heritage Days.
Because I got up at 6 a.m. and the rest of our group was still sleeping, I picked up a couple of newspapers to read while having coffee. It was enlightening to see what the rebellious people outside of Wisconsin cared about.
I say “outside Wisconsin” because Hudson seemed to be in the midst of some action of breaking away from the rest of the state. This was apparent in the concerns expressed in the Hudson Star-Observer. There were exactly five stories on the front page — three of them focused on education, one on increased funding for a state park, and one on the Heritage Days:
- a retrospective on the retiring superintendent of schools,
- a profile on graduating senior,
- another profile on a graduating senior,
- a look at the state giving more than expected for a major park project, and
- the preview of the Yellowstone Trail festival.