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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
Bauer, Maplethorpe appointed to CVTC Board
Project SPARK is looking for another great idea
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
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 9/10/16 at Somerset Mini Storage
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance 19-16
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cynthia F. Lichty Estate; Case No. 16-PR-61
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
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
August 26, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: No post-recession relief in many small towns, report says; ballots could see 7 White House candidates; eight more state news stories
MADISON – A new report says many of Wisconsin's small towns still feel the effects of the Great Recession. With an older population and more people moving to bigger cities, the state Taxpayers Alliance says half the places with fewer than 1,000 residents have yet to see any major...
August 26, 2016 - 8:38am
August 25, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Meth-related inmates outpace OWI in Eau Claire; man in court on dog-dragging charges; seven more state news stories
EAU CLAIRE -- For the first time, there are more people in the Eau Claire County jail because of methamphetamine than drunk driving. WQOW- TV says the percentage of the Eau Claire jail's bed days for OWI dropped from 29-percent to 14-percent during the past five years -- while methamphetamine...
August 25, 2016 - 9:56am
August 24, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Equipment issue does not delay St. Croix River Crossing; state ACT scores drop; 10 more state news stories
STILLWATER, Minn. -- Officials say there were no real delays after an equipment issue was resolved at the new bridge being built across the St. Croix River between Wisconsin and Minnesota. Reports indicated that contractors Lunda and Ames brought in a jack that was too big -- and...
August 24, 2016 - 11:06am
August 23, 2016
Wisconsin afternoon roundup: FAA investigates Lambeau drone; early voting OK'd -- for now; nine more state news stories
GREEN BAY -- The Federal Aviation Administration has confiscated a drone spotted above the north scoreboard at Lambeau Field during last week's Packer exhibition win against Oakland. Green Bay police commander Paul Ebel says a nearby party house flew the drone, and the person running...
August 23, 2016 - 3:18pm
August 22, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State's cows remain among top producers; Wisconsin nurse says kids need 10 hours of slumber; nine more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin dairy cows are still among the nation's busiest. The USDA says the Badger State produced 2.1 percent more milk in July than the same month the previous year --- and that's 33-percent more than increases at the national level and the 23 major dairy states. Wisconsin...
August 22, 2016 - 8:39am
August 20, 2016
Local filmmaker to tell community response story of Tri-Angels tragedy
It’s been four years since Amara, Sophie, and Cecilia Schaffhausen lost their lives. Now, a local filmmaker is partnering with the Tri-Angels...
August 20, 2016 - 12:31pm
St. Croix County horse dies from West Nile virus
A horse in St. Croix County has died from West Nile virus, according to state officials. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced last week that a 4-year-old unvaccinated quarter-horse gelding was the stricken animal. According to Dr. Julie McGwin, equine...
August 20, 2016 - 7:02am
August 19, 2016
Zezzas take their place again at the head of PF parade
It will be a little bittersweet this year as the Pepper Fest grand marshals take their place at the head of the parade Saturday. This year’s...
August 19, 2016 - 1:33pm
August 18, 2016
Overnight, River Falls area house goes up in flames
Just after 1 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, River Falls firefighters were sent to a house fire at 653 Tradition Trail in the town of Troy. A neighbor...
August 18, 2016 - 9:46am
August 17, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: White House candidates sound off in Wisconsin; Milwaukee cop threatened; eight more state news stories
MADISON -- Hillary Clinton's Democratic running mate accuses Wisconsin Republicans of making it harder to vote. Virginia Senate Democrat Tim Kaine spoke to supporters Tuesday at the state Democratic Party's office in Madison, before heading to a private fundraiser in that city. Kaine...
August 17, 2016 - 7:44am
August 15, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Shooting victim's family condemns Milwaukee violence; Trump returning to Badger State; primary turnout historically low; nine more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- Two sisters of Milwaukee police shooting victim Sylville Smith have condemned the violence in the Sherman Park neighborhood where their brother was shot to death Saturday. A vigil and a march were held for Smith Sunday evening, where sister Kimberly Neal said the 23-year-old...
August 15, 2016 - 7:54am
August 14, 2016
Hudson couple raises butterflies to fight monarch decline
As a child, Karla Newman remembers seeing monarch butterflies everywhere. Now as an adult, the lack of monarchs has her worried. “I would...
August 14, 2016 - 7:48am
August 12, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: West Nile virus kills St. Croix County horse; judge decides voter ID reforms can wait; nine more state news stories
A horse in St. Croix County was the first such animal to die this year from West Nile virus, according to state officials. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced Thursday that a 4-year-old unvaccinated quarter-horse gelding was the stricken animal....
August 12, 2016 - 8:23am
August 11, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Another soaking in store for western Wisconsin; opposition emerges to Walker road funding; eight more state news stories
Flash flood watches are in effect for much of the western half of Wisconsin through early Friday, and some places could get up to five inches of rain -- on top of several inches that already fell on parts of St. Croix County. The National Weather Service says a moist airmass will...
August 11, 2016 - 9:14am
August 10, 2016
Wisconsin afternoon wrap: Marquette poll: Clinton extends lead in Wisconsin; incumbents survive primaries; seven more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- Democrat Hillary Clinton has extended her lead against Republican Donald Trump for Wisconsin's 10 presidential electoral votes. The latest Marquette Law School poll released Wednesday afternoon gives Clinton a 46-36 percent lead among registered voters in a head to head...
August 10, 2016 - 4:09pm