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Wisconsin roundup: Walker says Trump could tone down the rhetoric; thousands remain without power; 10 more state news stories
A bridge coming together
It’s not just the heat: Crops increase humidity
Tuber rescued on Apple River in Somerset
Wisconsin roundup: Hudson area struck by power outages as heat turns up; church admits wrongdoing; seven more state news stories
crime and courts
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
A good time to be a monster musky
U9 soccer champs in Chaska
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
Hudson lacrosse to play for state title
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
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
PROBATE ORDER: Clark G. Anderson Estate; Case No. 16-PR-48
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Ethelyn Rose Callahan Estate; Case No. 16PR49
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cary J. Halverson Estate: Case No. 16PR45
Carol Johnson, 66
Dolores Ellen Boumeester, 81
Ruby Lawson, 92
Karen L. Rada, 77
Carol Johnson, 66
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
February 3, 2016
Hudson schools delayed two hours; snowplowing event declared for city
Due to unsafe road conditions in portions of the school district, Hudson Schools will be 2 hours delayed today. School age care will be open as usual. There will be no AM Early Childhood program. The city of Hudson has declared a snowplowing event that began at 3 a.m. Wednesday,...
February 3, 2016 - 7:02am
February 2, 2016
St. Croix panel endorses pay hikes for elected officials, deputies, jailers
Last week St. Croix County’s Administration Committee voted to recommend 9.6 percent pay increases for three elected officials, followed by two percent raises the next three years of their terms. The committee also endorsed a negotiated agreement that will give St. Croix County...
February 2, 2016 - 11:55am
St. Croix plans extra transformers for Government Center to avoid problems that occurred last fall
St. Croix County will spend about $350,000 to build a backup system to prevent a repeat of an incident that interrupted electrical service to the county’s 911 center, jail and Government Center. The transformer, which feeds the entire building, failed several months ago because...
February 2, 2016 - 10:48am
School to let out early; city declares snow event
The Hudson School District has announced that school will be dismissed early today (Tuesday, Feb. 2) because of what is expected to be a dangerous winter storm moving into our area this afternoon. High school and middle school students will be released at noon, and elementary students...
February 2, 2016 - 9:48am
City may allow composting in some residential areas
The Hudson City Council on Monday night approved the first reading of an ordinance that would allow the composting of yard waste and certain types of kitchen waste in some residential areas. “This has been a long time coming,” said Alderperson Randy Morrissette II, the chair of...
February 2, 2016 - 8:42am
February 1, 2016
Owners of The Nova want to buy parkland to add parking
The city of Hudson is contemplating selling a small piece of park property on Coulee Road to the owners of The Nova Wine Bar and Casanova Liquor so they can increase the amount of off-street parking for the businesses. The City Council on Monday night signaled its willingness to consider...
February 1, 2016 - 12:49pm
January 29, 2016
From the St. Croix to the U.S. Supreme Court
The fate of two small parcels of riverfront land in the town of Troy is headed to the highest court in the country. The side-by-side parcels along the St. Croix River are separate -- or, at least that’s what their owners believe. The conflict arose after the family that owns the...
January 29, 2016 - 10:30am
January 26, 2016
Ready to vote? Get ready to be carded
Can I see your ID? Go to a bar and a bouncer may ask this. Or a clerk at a liquor store. Or anywhere you use a credit card -- gas station, coffee shop, restaurant, clothing or shoe store. IDs are shown to rent a car or hotel room, to buy a gun, to open a bank account, get on an airplane,...
January 26, 2016 - 2:08pm
January 25, 2016
Discussion continues on planned Vine Street reconstruction
Six days after a group of homeowners pleaded for more stop signs on Vine Street, the City Council’s Public Safety Committee signaled there’s little chance of them being installed. Alderperson Randy Morrissette II, the Public Safety chair, led a discussion of the issue at the committee’s...
January 25, 2016 - 11:13am
January 23, 2016
Deal with Hudson still in the works for 2016 Tower Road Project
At its Jan. 14 meeting, the Troy Town Board again took up discussion of the Tower Road project between Highway 35 and County Road F. This is a $913,000 shared road reconstruction project between Troy and Hudson. Work should begin in late summer. Town Board Chairman Dan Pearson reported...
January 23, 2016 - 11:41am
Funds available to help homeowners with repairs
Funds are available to help homeowners hoping to make repairs to their homes. The Home Repair Program, funded by the federal government and distributed...
January 23, 2016 - 10:20am
January 21, 2016
Two St. Joseph Town Board races set for April election
Contested races will be on the April 5 ballot for two St. Joseph supervisor seats after last week's annual town caucus. Incumbent First Supervisor Patrick O'Meara -- who was picked by the Town Board to complete Tom Spaniol's two-year term after Spaniol was elected chairman last spring...
January 21, 2016 - 1:23pm
January 20, 2016
Walker plans ‘State of the State’ tour; Democrats: Governor offers ‘meager crumbs’; Nine more state news stories
Gov. Scott Walker plans to visit three Wisconsin technical colleges today (Wednesday) to highlight points he made in his State of the State address. He will appear at tech schools in La Crosse, Green Bay and Wausau. The governor's speech last night included a promise to help find...
January 20, 2016 - 8:46am
January 17, 2016
St. Croix Co: Over taxing or just prudent?
During their January meeting, St. Croix supervisors began to address a question that has dogged them for months: Does the county need $16.7 million of unspent, unassigned money at the end of a year? $15.7 million? $12.7 million? Some argued that having a $16.7 million balance, 49.6...
January 17, 2016 - 1:55pm
January 16, 2016
Village board meeting dominated by ‘bike’ talk
The North Hudson Village Board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 5, was mostly a listening session about possible bike paths that could be incorporated in the village. Speaking before the village board were members of the St. Croix Bike & Pedestrian Trails Coalition, including board members...
January 16, 2016 - 12:54pm