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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Hudson Women’s Club: 100 years of service and fellowship
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Traffic problems lead to suspension of Final Stretch triathlon
Wisconsin roundup: Two flooding-related deaths reported; license plates, prosecutors among proposals on budget chopping block; 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Willow River to become area’s first water trail
Mustangs hand Raiders first loss
Hunter safety class registration set for Sept. 13 in Somerset
Raiders top Spartans in battle of unbeatens
HHS senior opens up about depression
Gregory’s Gift of Hope will host microchip clinic Sept. 24
The conversation about mental health is opening up
Hudson Scoutmaster has 50 years of service
Hudson woman competes in Miss Wisconsin USA
arts and entertainment
ST CROIX CO. HIGHWAY DEPT: Public Notice- Misc. Signs in Right-of-Way
CITY OF HUDSON: Liquor License Application - St. Croix Grill
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Lee H. Orlowski Estate; Case No. 16PR69
PROBATE ORDER: Janice A. Lillyblad Estate; Case No. 16PR70
Proposed Monopole Tower in vicinity of 726 Hwy. 12, Hudson
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Dr. James L. "Doc" Wallace, 90
Brian A. Anderson
The ‘new normal’ is routine
Allow me to reintroduce ourselves
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
Real Estate Showcase
February 24, 2016
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
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