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Hudson quarterback John Uchytil finds some running room during the Raider football team’s scrimmage with South St. Paul last Saturday at the high school practice field. The Raiders open the 2014 season this Friday at home at 7 p.m. against Minnetonka, Minn. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Bob Burrows)
Raiders open season Friday at home against Minnetonka
August 20, 2014 - 11:55am
Ben Gresmer of Hudson drives past a UW-Stevens Point defender while playing for the UW-River Falls basketball team last season. Gresmer recently signed a contract to play professional basketball in Portugal beginning this fall. (Hudson Star Observer file photo)
Former Raider Ben Gresmer will play pro ball in Portugal
15 hours 46 min ago
Prairie enthusiasts hike a trail in Willow River State Park. (Submitted photo)
Special speakers and activities planned for Willow River State Park on Saturday
15 hours 54 min ago

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Ken DeCubellis is chief executive officer of Minnetonka-based Black Ridge Oil & Gas, a firm that has grown in prominence because of oil drilling in North Dakota.
Oil executive says frac drilling will solve oil issues
16 hours 2 min ago
Deputy Bob Widiker, aka “Silverback”
Deputy Widiker ends more than 4 decades in law enforcement
16 hours 21 min ago
Doug's Diggings: No drones – yet – in the Star-Observer news department
16 hours 44 min ago
From left, Melissa, Bekah and Kim Boddy pose with their Bassett hound “Watson,” in K9-Playtime’s 7,200-square-foot, year-round outdoor dog exercise area. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Chuck Nowlen)
K9-Playtime brings country-style dog fun to the city
August 20, 2014 - 12:38pm
Pepper Fest Meeting Notice
August 20, 2014 - 3:14pm
Ashton Hannack, center, holds the winning Kozy Korner team’s spaghetti-eating championship plaque, flanked by teammates Nick and Cale Dahm, Andrew Ohrt and Phil Norell. (Submitted photo)
Pepper Fest spaghetti, hot-pepper eating champs crowned
August 20, 2014 - 1:00pm
Marit Mears holds the keys to a new Ford Mustang that she received before the Pepper Fest royalty coronation Sunday afternoon. She was accompanied by her son Jordan and husband, Jeff. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)
Houlton mom wins new Ford Mustang in Rotary raffle
August 20, 2014 - 11:48am
David J. Janowski
Monday evening police chase ends in Roberts
August 20, 2014 - 12:44pm
Displaying their race awards are, from left, Todd Miller, Rochester, Minn. (10K males 60-69); Chris Anderson, River Falls (5K overall winner); Jennifer Pinski, River Falls (10K females 30-34); Katie Alberg, Hudson (10K females 34-39); Sue Dahm, Hudson (10K females 50-59); Eric Wickstrom, Hudson (10K overall winner); Matthew Schutz, Glenwood City (10K males 40-49); and Randy Penkwitz, Hudson (10K males 50-59).
Pepper Fest races draw a field of 224 runners; high-schoolers shine in 5K
August 20, 2014 - 12:23pm
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19 hours 6 min ago
CVTC breaks ground for new Energy Ed. Center; deputy pinched for OWI in Red Wing; 14 more state stories
August 20, 2014 - 10:17am
Dogs and handlersfrom seven states and Canada will be in Hudson over the Labor Day weekend for 29th annual Wisconsin Working Stock Dog Association trials. Competition will go from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday with finals occurring Monday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Submitted photo.
Working stock dogs coming Hudson's Badlands
August 20, 2014 - 6:32am