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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
November 8, 2015
Randy's Ramblings: Native son Phillip Baribeau is an up-and-coming filmmaker
Many Hudson High School graduates go on to have highly successful, interesting careers -- so I guess it shouldn’t have come as such a surprise to me. A couple of weeks ago, Adolph Propps called to tell me that his neighbors’ son, Phillip Baribeau, has directed an award-winning...
November 8, 2015 - 12:28pm
Our View: Tuesday is the day to ‘thank a vet’
If you are reading this editorial — written by a free citizen in a free country — then thank a veteran. Wednesday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day and we recognize the contributions of our nation’s military veterans — those who served in both war and peace, stateside and abroad. The...
November 8, 2015 - 12:20pm
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