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Wisconsin afternoon roundup: FAA investigates Lambeau drone; early voting OK'd -- for now; nine more state news stories
New Richmond man charged in connection with church burglaries
Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old
Woman charged with threat to officer
Wisconsin roundup: State's cows remain among top producers; Wisconsin nurse says kids need 10 hours of slumber; nine more state news stories
crime and courts
River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
The Bull never backs down: Former Raider fullback in fight of his life
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
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
St. Croix County Fair: Extreme heat prompts animal check-in process changes
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
Jennell Bond, 30
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Dale L. Vandenberg, 79
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
November 1, 2015
Our View: Here comes that school survey!
Residents of the Hudson School District have received, or will receive, an important item in the mail sometime this week. It will be the 16-page survey, developed by the Slinger-based School Perceptions research firm. The survey will be one of the final steps involving public input...
November 1, 2015 - 11:18am
October 29, 2015
Day by Day: In a crazy world, who needs Halloween?
I’ve never made any bones (excuse the pun) about it - I HATE Halloween. First off, I have enough trouble looking good in clothes when I try. There is nothing appealing about dressng up to look bad or stupid. I don’t think I could ever pull off the sexy pumpkin look popular...
October 29, 2015 - 2:40pm
October 26, 2015
Get me the manager! Who in this mixed-up world would ever want to be a writer?
We sit at our desks and beat our heads against our laptop keyboards, powerless to create something good. Over and over. Over and over. Day in, day out. Come hell or high water. Please insert more clichés here. Sometimes, the magic happens – the right phrases, the perfect...
October 26, 2015 - 12:08pm
October 24, 2015
Our View: Local firefighters deserve our praise
There are plenty of volunteers in our community, but among those at the head of the list deserving praise are the volunteer firefighters who respond to calls any time of the day or night. Fire Prevention Week was recently observed and firefighters have safety tips for homeowners,...
October 24, 2015 - 12:07pm
October 16, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Selfie problems, Black Hills and meeting fellow Hudsonites
My wife and I made a trip to the Black Hills a couple of weeks ago, but the highlight of the trip was my effort to properly use a selfie...
October 16, 2015 - 1:30pm
Our View: Readers rely on newspapers more than they think
Despite the evolution of iPads, smartphones and apps to disseminate the news in one form or another, community newspapers still hold an integral position in gathering and reporting the news. The community newspaper in its present and electronic formats provides local news and sports...
October 16, 2015 - 9:36am
October 14, 2015
Our View: Democracy, secrecy can’t co-exist
One of the bedrock principles upon which our nation was founded is that no one is above the law, and that it applies equally to all. One of the key methods we use to ensure justice for all is an open access to the workings for government, including law enforcement. Thanks to a...
October 14, 2015 - 11:31am
Randy's Ramblings: The president is right, we need to address gun violence
The news out of Roseburg, Ore., on Oct. 1 couldn’t have been any more horrible. A hate-filled young man entered a building at Umpqua Community College with pistols and a semiautomatic rifle and shot to death nine people -- students and a professor. Ten others were wounded,...
October 14, 2015 - 11:24am
October 5, 2015
Day by Day: Simultaneously getting smarter and dumber is a sign of the times
Stop me if you have heard this all before. That’s the problem with learning new things -- they tend to crowd out other things -- like what I said last week. And I apologize if this sounds like yet another rant about aging but heck, if you are too young to understand what I’m...
October 5, 2015 - 10:45am
October 2, 2015
OUR VIEW: They saw a problem and made it their business to solve it
Sometimes a group of people deserve credit for putting their nose to the grindstone and getting the job done. A group that fits that description is the Hudson Marching Band Parent Group. The Hudson High School marching band recently unveiled the group’s new band uniforms and...
October 2, 2015 - 9:51am
September 27, 2015
Get me the manager! Thoughts on delusions, grand dreams – and hope for the ‘impossible’
There it sits, both a trophy and an albatross, conspicuously prominent in an empty corner of the deluded man’s sprawling desk. There it sits, forever to gather dust until he brushes it away from time to time, freshening the profound message the book sends. It’s a book he...
September 27, 2015 - 10:44am
September 24, 2015
Our View: Spirit of St. Croix Days offers weekend fun
The annual Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Hudson and offers plenty of activities for those visiting downtown. The event is sponsored by the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, in partnership with The Phipps Center...
September 24, 2015 - 1:40pm
September 13, 2015
Our View: Can't blame the school district this time
If nothing else, no one can say that the Hudson School district is not including public input into the issue of the school’s future space needs. The district has been seeking public involvement for the past six-plus months, capped by the Community Engagement meeting last week....
September 13, 2015 - 1:54pm
Labor Day is more than the end of summer
The youngster on a local TV news broadcast Sunday morning said Labor Day isn’t just about celebrating the last day of summer, it offers some of the best shopping deals of the year. If I stayed tuned through five minutes of commercials I could hear all about them. I turned off...
September 13, 2015 - 11:58am
September 6, 2015
Our View: ACT scores are great reflection on students, district
In recent years, the Hudson School District seems to have been continuously embroiled in building/facilities controversies, but one thing that nobody can dispute -- the accomplishments of Hudson High School students. The latest example is Hudson students’ performance on the most...
September 6, 2015 - 12:12pm