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Two dead in Sawyer County shooting
Wisconsin news roundup: Sawyer County court clerk dies in apparent murder/suicide; DNC: Baldwin hails Hillary's health record, Moore slams Trump; nine more Wisconsin news stories
New Richmond girl, 14, charged with attempted homicide
Wisconsin roundup: Employment in St. Croix, Pierce counties lagging; Dunn County sheriff addresses water deaths; nine more state news stories
Sheriff's office: Initial attack report a hoax; no suspects being sought
crime and courts
Wisconsinite claims BMX title at Nitro World Games
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
A good time to be a monster musky
U9 soccer champs in Chaska
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
St. Croix County Fair: Extreme heat prompts animal check-in process changes
RiverFest celebrates the St. Croix in Hudson
Daybreak Rotary names two essay winners
arts and entertainment
CITY OF HUDSON: 6/20/16 Council Meeting Minutes
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Liquor License Application - Wis. Grill (Starr's Bar)
CITY OF HUDSON: 6/6/16 Council Meeting Minutes
NAME CHANGE HEARING: Case No. 16-Cv-260, Brian Eggert II
FORECLOSURE: FNC Bank v. Eric J. Frank, et al; Case No. 15-CV-530
mily Maria Garcia, age 23
Wilma M. Miller, 97
Beverly Ann "Bev" Radermacher, age 77,
Frederick "Fritz" Anding, 87
Dolores Ellen Boumeester, 81
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
New Richmond girl, 14, charged with attempted homicide
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
February 9, 2016
Council sets 2016 fees for park facilities, boat launch
City Council President Tom McCormick didn’t have an ally this year when he pressed for an increase in user fees for park facilities. “Are we considering what it costs to maintain these parks relative to the usage fees,” McCormick asked when he chaired a Jan. 25 meeting of the...
February 9, 2016 - 11:02am
February 8, 2016
Bill would let kids drive more powerful off-road vehicles
State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) claims a proposed change in state law relating to the use of small all-terrain vehicles and utility terrain vehicles by children responds to consumer demand and encourages family enjoyment of trail rides. But the president of the Wisconsin...
February 8, 2016 - 1:43pm
February 6, 2016
Kelly Spaniol named Town of Hudson treasurer
Deputy Clerk Kelly Spaniol was expected to be formally introduced as the Town of Hudson's new treasurer at the Town Board's monthly meeting Feb. 2. Spaniol had been the town's deputy clerk since January, 2014. She replaces Jackie Smith, who decided not to renew her three-year contract...
February 6, 2016 - 11:25am
February 5, 2016
County locks in 2.31% interest
The St. Croix County Board agreed Tuesday to take the best of seven bids, voting to borrow the second $10 million for the Health Center project. Supervisors also formalized a State Trust Fund loan that allows the county to access another $5 million for other projects -- although there...
February 5, 2016 - 10:45am