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Tips lead to arrest in church burglaries; New Richmond man named 'person of interest'
Wisconsin roundup: Meth-related inmates outpace OWI in Eau Claire; man in court on dog-dragging charges; seven more state news stories
Suspected stalker arrested at Somerset concert
Finance committee assesses performance review process
Wisconsin roundup: Equipment issue does not delay St. Croix River Crossing; state ACT scores drop; 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
The Bull never backs down: Former Raider fullback in fight of his life
Carpenter Art Festival returns Aug. 27
Dancing with the Hudson Stars is back again
Hudson Siblings to serve abroad in mission program
WATCH: Looking back at the 2016 St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
arts and entertainment
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 9/10/16 at Somerset Mini Storage
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance 19-16
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cynthia F. Lichty Estate; Case No. 16-PR-61
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Jennell Bond, 30
Dale L. Vandenberg, 79
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Quitting the circus, or goodbye to show business
Editorial: Courts get it right for newspapers, public
Our View: State still among worst for drunken driving
Day by Day: To everything there is a season, but this has been a touch spring
Real Estate Showcase
March 4, 2016
County Board suggests St. Croix pay tab on dispute that pits library against library
Although the dispute is not resolved, the St. Croix County Board put a Band-Aid on a library funding issue that pits the county’s largest municipalities against one another. County Board members voted Tuesday morning to pay the Hudson Area Joint Library 100 percent of its cost of...
March 4, 2016 - 10:20am
City Council approves 2016 community subsidies
The city of Hudson’s 3.5 percent tax on hotel rooms will provide $56,900 in subsidies for community organizations, celebrations and beautification in 2016. The City Council approved the room tax budget recommended by Mayor Alan Burchill at its Feb. 22 meeting. Seventy percent of...
March 4, 2016 - 8:35am
February 27, 2016
Public to DNR: speed up dam project’s timeline
A vocal public weighed in on the latest developments for the Little Falls Lake dam project -- most of whom supported plans proposed by the Department of Natural Resources. Dan Baumann, DNR secretary’s director for western Wisconsin, said 50 comments were received during a month-long...
February 27, 2016 - 1:36pm
Water utility will replace meters, inspect homes for cross connections
The Hudson Water Utility will spend some big money over the next five years to replace meters and inspect homes for places where contaminants could get into the water supply. It’s all needed to keep the utility in compliance with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources standards...
February 27, 2016 - 10:48am
February 25, 2016
Council sticks to the original plan for Vine Street project
After hours of discussion at an informational meeting, three Public Works Committee meetings and three City Council meetings, it’s back to Plan A for the Vine Street reconstruction project. Monday night, the City Council approved plans and specifications for the initial design,...
February 25, 2016 - 12:07pm
February 24, 2016
Backyard composting allowed at Hudson one- and two-family homes
People living in one- and two-family residential districts in the city of Hudson are now free to compost yard waste and some kitchen wastes in their backyards -- within limits. The Hudson City Council on Feb. 8 adopted an ordinance allowing and establishing regulations on composting....
February 24, 2016 - 11:23am
Bradley’s 90-year-old uncle turned away at polls – WWII ID not enough; First new ethics panel appointee is state GOP secretary; 11 more state news briefs
MADISON -- State Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley says her 90-year-old uncle was turned away at a polling place last week after he showed a veteran’s ID that was not allowed. Leo Olson of Reedsburg fought in the World War II battle of Iwo Jima, which had its 71st anniversary...
February 24, 2016 - 9:11am
February 17, 2016
Preliminary plan for 145-home golf course development OK’d
A preliminary master plan of the 145 single-family home development proposed for the former Hudson Golf Club property received the blessing...
February 17, 2016 - 4:13pm
February 16, 2016
St. Croix settles contract with deputies
During its Feb. 2 meeting, the St. Croix County Board finalized union contracts that will give sheriff’s deputies, jailers, investigators and sergeants 2 percent pay increases. The three-year contract gives annual 2 percent, across-the-board increases to 46 primary services officers...
February 16, 2016 - 11:21am
February 15, 2016
St. Croix County supervisors OK 9.6% pay hike for elected officials
Three St. Croix County elected positions -- the county clerk, treasurer and register of deeds -- will pay 9.6 percent more when the new officers take office after the fall election. Last week the County Board approved the raises for 2017, followed by 2 percent increases the next three...
February 15, 2016 - 1:17pm
City Council rejects latest county proposal on library funding
A proposal by County Supervisor Roy Sjoberg for settling a library funding disagreement raised some tempers at Monday night’s meeting of the Hudson City Council. Sjoberg, who represents a good share of the city on the St. Croix County Board, presented what he called a compromise...
February 15, 2016 - 7:14am
February 13, 2016
Shilts takes aim at bill calling for oversight
Secret hearings and covert technology used by law enforcement would be subject to legislative oversight, according to a bill in Madison that has the backing of two western Wisconsin lawmakers. The bill, which was heard Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Assembly State Affairs and Government...
February 13, 2016 - 1:16pm
February 12, 2016
Town of Hudson valuation ratio remains at 10-year-low
The Town of Hudson's ratio of assessed valuation to equalized valuation hit a second consecutive 10-year low mark in 2015, according to a year-end financial report accepted by the Town Board last week. Last year's ratio for all taxable property was 84.18 percent, down from 90.34 percent...
February 12, 2016 - 3:19pm
Bike lanes proposed for Vine Street
The Hudson City Council appears ready to do something to accommodate bicycle traffic on Vine Street, but exactly what that is still open for...
February 12, 2016 - 1:40pm
February 10, 2016
Senate OKs online registration, other election law changes; Assembly passes property rights package; eight more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin senators have voted to let voters register online while no longer letting clerks deputize people to run group registration drives. The upper house voted 19-13 Tuesday night to send the Republican package of election law changes to the Assembly. The U.S. Public...
February 10, 2016 - 8:55am