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District officials, police investigate Hudson High School bomb threat
Forum sheds light on School Board candidates
Wisconsin roundup: Officer among 4 slain in 'horrific act of violence'; Trump polling at 41 percent in first major state poll; 9 more state news stories
Houlton man charged with reckless endangerment
Hudson crews knock down 2 fires
crime and courts
Six Raiders all-state hockey
A helping hand for ducks
Raiders state champs!
Raider hockey reaches state title game
Hudson wrestlers fall in state quarterfinals
'Stepping Out' stands out on stage
Hudson author publishes first book
Houlton family standing by man's best friend on road to recovery
New gallery exhibition debuts at The Phipps, featuring local artists
Birkie canceled – but BirkieFest a success
arts and entertainment
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 4/6/17 Public Hearing re: Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 2/13/17 Board Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF TROY: 4/13/17 Hearing - Rohl Trust rezone
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Proposals- Elevator Cab, Fixtures, Doors, etc.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Kathleen J. Slaten Estate; Case No. 17PR23
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Can we talk? Healthier Together cannot be ignored
Letters: Give Trump a chance; Support for local candidates
Letters to the Editor for March 9, 2017
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Real Estate Showcase
November 20, 2016
Letters to the Editor Nov. 17, 2016
Dear Editor, I write in reply to the excellent letter from Joe Blaiser of St. Patrick Church. Joe reminded us that we should take care of veterans and other homeless people in our area before we support refugees from Syria — good point.
November 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
November 16, 2016
Let’s honor veterans’ legacy of service
On this Veterans Day, we should thank each and every person who ever swore an oath and donned the uniform of a soldier, Marine, sailor, airman...
November 16, 2016 - 3:00pm
November 9, 2016
The tragic lessons of phones & seatbelts
A few months ago a trial ended for a 35-year-old female driver accused of posting a Facebook message on her cellphone before crashing in rural...
November 9, 2016 - 3:00pm
Voting still has meaning
This Tuesday will mark the second time I’ve been able to vote in a general presidential election. Though I’m as exhausted as anyone over this election cycle, I’m still genuinely excited to once again cast my ballot for our president. I must admit, I was actually giddy back...
November 9, 2016 - 7:00am
November 2, 2016
Forget politics, this is about respect
Editor's note: The editorial below appeared last week in the Pierce County Herald, the Journal's sister publication. “To dismiss this as everyday locker room talk is an insult to decent men everywhere,” First Lady Michelle Obama said about Republican presidential candidate Donald...
November 2, 2016 - 4:00pm
October 27, 2016
For president, none of the above
For the first time in more than half a century, Forum Communications Co. -- the Journal’s parent company -- declines to endorse the Republican candidate for United States president. It does not follow, however, that the endorsement goes to the Democratic candidate. This year, we...
October 27, 2016 - 1:00pm
October 26, 2016
He’s finally here
The wait is finally over. Though he gave us a little scare, my nephew Quinten finally joined us on Wednesday, Sept. 28. I didn’t have to wait too long after my last column. He came the day after I wrote it. Though he spent some time at Children’s Hospital, he’s a tough little...
October 26, 2016 - 3:00pm
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