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Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
Croix Gear Machining expanding
Hampton opens doors in Hudson
Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
Raiders rally to top Arrowhead
River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
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
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Bids- Glen Hill s Park Restroom Facility
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/13/16 Annual Meeting
CITY OF HUDSON: 7/5/16 Council Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF HUDSON: 9/7/16 Board of Adjustment Meeting - Moulton variance
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Glen L. Olson Estate, Case No. 16PR64
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Jennell Bond, 30
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 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
City has purchased golf course buildings
The city of Hudson has closed on the purchase of two maintenance buildings and 4.8 acres of the former Hudson Golf Club property. The Star-Observer...
February 5, 2016 - 8:29am
February 3, 2016
‘Groundhog blizzard’ lacks punch, but Prescott gets 11.4 inches; New Jimmy predicts early spring; 15 more news briefs
Wisconsin could get one to four more inches of snow today (Wednesday) as the Groundhog storm winds down. But Tuesday's snow and winds did not nearly reach the blizzard conditions predicted for some areas. Prescott had 11.4 inches, up to nine inches fell near Lake Superior, and La...
February 3, 2016 - 9:11am
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