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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
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
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
April 6, 2016
GOP closer to brokered convention after Cruz wins Wisconsin; Statewide voter turnout 200,000 higher than expected; six more Wisconsin elections stories
Republicans appear closer to having an historic contested convention thanks to Wisconsinites who gave Ted Cruz a decisive 48% to 35% victory in Tuesday's presidential primary. Democrat Bernie Sanders put a crimp in Hillary Clinton's national delegate lead by winning all but three...
April 6, 2016 - 8:08am
April 5, 2016
Four of every 10 Wisconsin adults expected to vote; Voters, don't forget your ID; 11 more state news stories
At 7 a.m. this morning, the polls opened throughout Wisconsin in one of the nation's most closely watched presidential primaries of the year. Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, and Democrat Bernie Sanders all made their closing arguments Monday evening as they made bee lines to...
April 5, 2016 - 7:59am
April 4, 2016
Election is Tuesday
Tuesday is election day and highlights include local school referendums, city of Hudson mayoral race and other city, town, county and state contests....
April 4, 2016 - 2:34am
April 2, 2016
Bradley, Kloppenburg are candidates for state Supreme Court
When they go to the polls April 5, Wisconsin voters will elect a justice for the state’s Supreme Court, choosing between Rebecca Bradley, appointed...
April 2, 2016 - 9:02am
St. Joseph candidates forum covers wide range of topics
Questions on road maintenance, town hall budgeting, library funding and the township's rural character highlighted a Town of St. Joseph's spring election candidates forum last week. About 40 people attended the March 28 forum, which featured Town Board candidates Patrick O'Meara,...
April 2, 2016 - 3:18am
April 1, 2016
Cruz campaign makes Hudson stop
Heidi Cruz and her daughters made a stop in Hudson Friday morning at the campaign office of her husband, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. Traveling with her...
April 1, 2016 - 3:28pm
March 30, 2016
Trump says GOP race done deal if he wins Wisconsin; Cruz claims he and Trump are virtually tied in state; 14 more news briefs
JANESVILLE -- Frontrunner Donald Trump says the GOP race for the White House will be “pretty much over” if he wins the Wisconsin primary next Tuesday. Trump told 1,000 supporters in Janesville Tuesday he expects to win in the Badger State. He also cut down Gov. Scott Walker, saying...
March 30, 2016 - 8:44am
March 29, 2016
District 4 has the only City Council race
Three Hudson aldermanic districts will elect a City Council representative on April 5. The winners in two of the districts are all but certain. Bill Alms doesn’t have a challenger after winning a special election last November for alderperson in District 2. He defeated Chris Kilber...
March 29, 2016 - 11:08am
Walker endorses Cruz; Bradley leads Supreme Court money race; 11 more Wisconsin news briefs
Gov. Scott Walker said today that he endorses U.S. Senate Republican Ted Cruz for his party's presidential nomination. Walker told conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes on WTMJ in Milwaukee that Cruz is a “principled, common-sense” candidate. The governor called him a “constitutional...
March 29, 2016 - 9:03am
March 28, 2016
St. Croix County Board election is April 5
When they go to the polls Tuesday, April 5, voters in seven of St. Croix County’s 19 supervisory districts will see contests for seats on the County Board. In another area, District 4 (Ward 1 of the town of Hudson and Wards 1-6 of North Hudson), the incumbent failed to meet the...
March 28, 2016 - 11:58am
St. Joseph Town Board candidates air opinions in the March 24 HSO
Four candidates will face off for two St. Joseph Town Board seats April 5: current First Supervisor Patrick O'Meara and challenger Steve Bohl, and Third Supervisor hopefuls Laurie DeRosier and Kevin Adkins. The Star-Observer recently sent each of the candidates a questionnaire asking...
March 28, 2016 - 11:03am
March 27, 2016
O'Sullivan becomes a citizen on St. Paddy's Day, announces bid for DA
Rory O’Sullivan said he’s not sure if it was the luck of the Irish or just a coincidence that he became an American citizen on St. Patrick’s...
March 27, 2016 - 7:00am
March 25, 2016
Hudson School Board candidates state their cases
Voters will choose among three candidates for two seats on the Hudson School Board April 5: current board president Jamie Johnson, current vice president Bruce Hanson and former City Council member Mary Yacoub. The Star-Observer recently sent each of the candidates a questionnaire...
March 25, 2016 - 11:39am
March 24, 2016
Mayoral candidates field questions
Vicky Erickson and Rich O’Connor took questions and made their cases for being elected mayor of Hudson during a 75-minute candidate forum held...
March 24, 2016 - 10:52am
March 23, 2016
Cruz, Kasich set Wednesday campaign stops; Major meth bust results in 38 arrests; 16 more Wisconsin news briefs
Seeking to slow Donald Trump's momentum toward the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Senator Ted Cruz is scheduled to make his first Wisconsin campaign stop with an appearance at an event near Milwaukee hosted by a conservative radio talk show host. WTMJ radio host Charlie...
March 23, 2016 - 8:47am