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Wisconsin roundup: Walker pitches state's insurance-for-poor plan to Trump; 3 more die in snowmobile crashes; 10 more state news stories
FFA is about more than farming
New name, new initiatives for United Way food center
River Crest students support friends near and far
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Raiders roll to sectional hockey title
Raider hockey rolls to section finals
Raiders barrel into sectional
Raider wrestlers punch ticket to state
Raiders reclaim No. 1 ranking
Twenty-year military journey ends in Hudson
UW Success by 6: parents and caregivers make all the difference
Regional artists recognized for state awards in the River Falls Public Library Gallery
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
Nancy Toll: helping others navigate the bumps in the road
arts and entertainment
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 3/8/17 Transit Subcommittee Open House
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 2017 Road Weight Restrictions
WI DNR: Public Notice - Houlton MHP LLC, WPDES Permit
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: March 4, 2017 at Carefree Self-Storage, Hudson, WI
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 3/11/2017 at Somerset Mini Storage
Douglas Ray, 42
Charlene Adele Wold, 49
Sharon Bailey Koland, 74
Shirley J. "Squirrel" Watson, 74
Mary Jo Lindeberg, 84
Teachable moments in a blame culture
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 16, 2017
Curb the Supreme Court’s imperial power
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 9, 2017
Getting the hang of retirement will take time
Real Estate Showcase
February 9, 2017
Hot Air Affair is tradition for Hudson, pilots
Standing in a wicker basket a couple thousand feet in the air, with all of Hudson and a good portion of Wisconsin spanning below, pilot Ken Walter...
February 9, 2017 - 7:00am
February 6, 2017
Moon Glow lights up the night
The annual Moon Glow lit up the fields of E.P. Rock Elementary Saturday night as the Hudson Hot Air Affair wound down for the day.
February 6, 2017 - 1:53pm
Looking back: 2017 Hudson Hot Air Affair
Relive the 2017 Hot Air Affair festival with an interactive StoryMap. StoryMapJS is a product of the Northwestern University Knight Lab.
February 6, 2017 - 9:15am
February 5, 2017
Photos: Hot Air Affair parade
Scroll through to see photos from Friday night's parade. Photos by Meg Heaton.
February 5, 2017 - 1:22pm
Competitors come together for smoosh board
The annual smoosh board races Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Hudson Hot Air Affair saw competitors putting their feet together in hopes of becoming...
February 5, 2017 - 6:45am
February 4, 2017
Hot Air Affair Parade lights up downtown
The annual Hot Air Affair parade lit the way down Vine Street Friday night with participating balloon crews bringing their own flare to the event. See more coverage on the annual Hudson Hot Air Affair here.
February 4, 2017 - 5:45pm
WATCH: Preparing a hot air balloon for takeoff
It was a chilly morning Friday Feb. 3, but there was plenty of hot air on the E.P. Rock Elementary School field as multiple hot hair balloons...
February 4, 2017 - 6:00am
February 3, 2017
In the air with the Hudson Hot Air Affair
Reporter Rebecca Mariscal was a passenger during the Hudson Hot Air Affair media flight this morning. Check out the video for her view of the...
February 3, 2017 - 4:30pm
Photos: Hot Air Affair Friday morning launch
Use the controls above to scroll through the gallery. Photos by John R. Russett and Rebecca Mariscal.
February 3, 2017 - 1:38pm
'Real kind of fun': Hot Air Affair is this weekend
Mayor Rich O'Connor and Julie Fox with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism helped welcome hot air balloon pilots and the media to the start of...
February 3, 2017 - 11:28am
December 9, 2016
Reindeer by the Park draws lines for Santa
The annual Reindeer by the Park event was held Saturday afternoon with visits from Santa and his reindeer. The day also featured horse-drawn...
December 9, 2016 - 7:00am
December 4, 2016
Crowning Achievements announces princesses and kings at annual pageant
The eighth annual Crowning Achievements special needs pageant took place Saturday, Nov. 5, at Faith Community Church in New Richmond. There...
December 4, 2016 - 8:00am
December 3, 2016
PHOTOS: Retailers go all out on window decor
December 3, 2016 - 7:00am
December 2, 2016
Light Up Night brings Santa to Hudson
Hundreds of children, with their parents and grandparents, lined Second Street in downtown Hudson Friday night to welcome Santa to town to officially...
December 2, 2016 - 7:00am
November 25, 2016
Holiday season kicks off with Tour of Homes
The holiday season in Hudson officially began this weekend with the annual Christmas Tour of Homes. Four featured houses and the Octagon House...
November 25, 2016 - 3:00pm