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Merry Netflix: 40 holiday movies to watch in December
Finance committee asks for more info on drug investigator position
UPDATE: Market conditions contribute to River Falls' nursing home's closure
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Authorities asking for information on suspected card fraud
crime and courts
Raider wrestlers pass first BRC test
Vikings cut kicker Walsh after another rough outing
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS TV: Embrace winter’s majesty on this sled dog trek into Minnesota’s backcountry
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Midwest hunters are playing an integral role in the management of the excessive snow geese population
Raider football playoff run ends
Reindeer by the Park draws lines for Santa
United Methodist training to be a dementia friendly congregation
Crowning Achievements announces princesses and kings at annual pageant
PHOTOS: Retailers go all out on window decor
Classic Christmas tale finds home on The Phipps stage
arts and entertainment
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bass Lake Management Plan Review
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 10/12/16 Special Board Meeting Minutes
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Resolution 2016-07 (Adopt 2017 Budget)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Barbara J. Smrdel Estate; Case No 16PR90
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Resolution 2016-06 (Library Tax Exemption Request)
Daniel Brooks Theese, 27
Hunter T. Blair, 24
Clarence Vernon "Vern" Haas, 80
Audrey Cernohous, 78
Jeff Hitchcock, 66
Editorial: Protesters win Pyrrhic victory
Small is good business
Letters to the Editor for Dec. 1, 2016
A lot to be thankful for this year
Trump should not pursue Clinton
Real Estate Showcase
October 21, 2016
Citizen’s Police Academy: Tasers, strikes and defense
This week, I joined the Hudson Police Department's Civilian’s Police Academy Class of 2016. I missed the first few classes, which sounded...
October 21, 2016 - 3:00pm
October 19, 2016
I think that I shall never see ...
… a presidential campaign like this one. I could go on, but it’s just too much. Instead I want to echo poet Joyce Kilmer’s sentiment about the loveliness of trees and how fortunate we are in Hudson to have people who agree with him. While crap was flying all over the airwaves...
October 19, 2016 - 5:00pm
Early voting is great option but don’t be hasty
It’s possible many of us are already overcome with election fatigue. Campaign commercials have become a constant companion for regular prime-time...
October 19, 2016 - 3:00pm
October 12, 2016
Chaotic campaigns seen on all levels, sides
This political season has raced with reckless abandon headlong into a spiral of disparate viewpoints and, as the poem goes, “two roads diverged...
October 12, 2016 - 4:00pm
Conservative media has dramatically changed the political game and it has helped Donald Trump, according to Milwaukee talk-show host Charlie Sykes. “We’ve basically eliminated any of the referees or gatekeepers. There’s nobody,” said Sykes, perhaps the most popular conservative...
October 12, 2016 - 8:00am
October 5, 2016
Autumn’s timely cool down
In a season of overheated political rhetoric, the advent of autumn weather is timely and welcome. After the breathless analysis of Monday night’s first presidential debate, followed by more hot air from the camps of candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, a long walk in the...
October 5, 2016 - 4:00pm
October 2, 2016
And we’re still waiting
Well I was hoping to fill this column space with long-winded gushing on my new nephew, but as of my procrastinated writing Tuesday, he is still not here. He was due last Thursday, Sept. 22, and I was convinced he was going to come early. Apparently I shouldn’t buy any lottery tickets...
October 2, 2016 - 10:13am
September 28, 2016
In case you missed it, elections are coming
Leading up to Tuesday, Nov. 8, the presidential race will continue to dominate the 24/7 news cycle. That's to be expected. But there are many other political races, especially local ones, that should keep our attention. Among them — and there are others — are state Assembly and...
September 28, 2016 - 3:04pm
September 27, 2016
2016 is a good year to be a woman in the USA
Ah heck, let’s be honest. Any year is a good year to be a woman. I have been thinking about this lately for a lot of reasons. First up — we don’t have to claim Donald Trump as one of us. Regardless of how I feel about him politically, I find him rude, crude and unbelievably...
September 27, 2016 - 7:30am
September 17, 2016
The ‘new normal’ is routine
Today’s issue: It’s been 15 years since the 9/11 attacks. Our position: Nation on new kind of war footing and will be there a long time. When President George W. Bush said after the 9/11 attacks that a new “war on terror” would be long and difficult, he got it right. Since...
September 17, 2016 - 1:30pm
September 15, 2016
Allow me to reintroduce ourselves
This week’s Hudson Star-Observer is being distributed communitywide. It’s a chance for all of Hudson to get a taste of the paper, so this is as good a time as any to make a brief introduction. Consider this the dime tour. Page 1 features contributions from our entire news staff....
September 15, 2016 - 4:00pm
May 26, 2016
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
The Hudson High School class of 2016 -- right around 450 students strong -- graduates Saturday night in ceremonies at Newton Field (HHS east gym in case of rain), and we wish each student the best in the years ahead. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Graduation is always...
May 26, 2016 - 11:15am
May 25, 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Quitting the circus, or goodbye to show business
It's time for me to ramble along. To quote Ernest Hemingway, it happened two ways. “Gradually, then suddenly.” I've written for the Hudson Star-Observer since the day after Labor Day 1997. A lot has happened in that time. Truthfully, it doesn't feel like the years passed gradually....
May 25, 2016 - 2:22pm
May 22, 2016
Editorial: Courts get it right for newspapers, public
More than three years ago, former Star-Observer and Rivertowns Publisher Steve Dzubay decided to stand up for open records and the right of the public to access information that he and this newspaper felt should rightfully be placed in the public realm. Last week, three judges who...
May 22, 2016 - 11:46am
May 15, 2016
Our View: State still among worst for drunken driving
Despite recent efforts to help curb drunk driving and OWIs in Wisconsin, a recent study by CarInsuranceComparison.com ranked the Badger state as the fourth most dangerous states in the country for drunken driving. What it means is that drivers are more likely to be hit by someone...
May 15, 2016 - 11:47am