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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
Former caregiver of Hudson man sentenced to five years in prison
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
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Jennell Bond, 30
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
September 6, 2015
Day by Day: The good die young, old and in between
It has been a rough summer in and around Hudson. We have lost good people -- too young, very old, not old enough. Whatever their age, they are missed. My dad, Mick Schultz, died on July 3, just one month short of his 99th birthday. He was sharp and living on his own, very much...
September 6, 2015 - 11:09am
September 2, 2015
Get me the manager! A reluctant angler stumbles on the best week of his life
When the sumac starts turning red, the evening light subtly changes and the first fall chills blow in from the northwest, I always think of one of the coolest things my dad ever did for me. He got me out of third grade for a week so just the two of us could go fishing at a perfect...
September 2, 2015 - 11:01am
August 29, 2015
A new school year requires heightened attention
The School District of Hudson resumes classes Tuesday, Sept. 1, and this means a time of adjustment for not only students and parents but all citizens. It is time to take a look at routines and procedures so everyone can enjoy a safe year of school. District officials are expecting...
August 29, 2015 - 11:56am
August 22, 2015
Our View: River property offers lasting legacy; citizens owe the Richards a debt of gratitude for the chance at such a gem
Bridge aficionados may remember that a prominent issue for some of the 30 "stakeholders" who butted heads, quarreled, made nice and ultimately reached agreement on the St. Croix River Crossing project was how it would treat pedestrians and bicyclists. At first blush, the $746,000...
August 22, 2015 - 1:49pm
Doug's Diggings: Politics and its influence on local elections
I’ve heard a lot of comments in recent months and years how local politics have become very partisan. To be honest, I believe it is much more openly partisan than it was years ago. Maybe in the past, it was there, but just hidden behind the scenes. Today we have political parties...
August 22, 2015 - 12:47pm
August 16, 2015
Randy's Ramblings: My affection for newspapers has roots
My aunt Loraine died in April at the age of 94. Loraine was my mother Harriet’s favorite sister. From the stories I’ve heard, they were...
August 16, 2015 - 12:04pm
August 13, 2015
Our View: North Hudson Pepper Fest begins Friday
There are still many with Italian backgrounds living in North Hudson, but today the village is populated by people of many backgrounds. The Italian influence, however, gives everyone an opportunity to test their taste buds with Italian food. The North Hudson Pepper Festival is...
August 13, 2015 - 2:24pm
August 11, 2015
Day by Day: Buying a car ranks right up there with a colonoscopy
You may not have felt the earth move over the weekend but I assure you there were tremors. It is just what happens every 25 years or so when the Heatons buy a new car. “New” of course is relative but for the first time in our 44-year marriage, we are actually getting a model...
August 11, 2015 - 11:28am
Our View: Be skeptical of market data for regional wages
We see it often, the most latest with St. Croix County. A consultant’s hired to gather market data that includes how pay for job categories compares, in this case, with other counties. Invariably, some job positions are below the average of other counties. Others are the same...
August 11, 2015 - 11:22am
August 5, 2015
Get Me the Manager: Madison lay-off begs the question: For whom does the bell toll next?
Everybody knows the “boil a frog in cold water” story, right -– the one where the heat gets turned up so gradually that all of a sudden it’s too late to escape? I’m wondering whether it’s getting to that point with my profession. My latest wake-up call came when...
August 5, 2015 - 11:25am
August 3, 2015
Our View: County is positioned for more business growth
A headline in this month’s edition of Minnesota Business asks coyly — “Shall we annex western Wisconsin? Or did we already?” The piece broaches the thorny question of how Minnesota and Wisconsin leaders cooperate with yet compete for new business given the fact government...
August 3, 2015 - 11:57am
July 18, 2015
Get me the manager! Who knows what lurks in the human soul? Ask an orangutan
I’m not sure I should confess this, but I keep ape art in my home. I have since about 2010. Actually, it’s my girlfriend Kathy’s...
July 18, 2015 - 3:27pm
Our View: RiverFest offers many activities next week
It doesn’t have the glitz of Booster Days and the Pepper Festival, but another celebration of sort is taking place in Hudson beginning next week. It is known as “RiverFest: Party with a Purpose” and it begins Tuesday, July 21, and runs through Sunday, July 26. This is the...
July 18, 2015 - 11:26am
July 12, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Television stars dropped into town in July 1990
As we all know – not all television shows succeed. I was reminded of that when I was glancing through a Star-Observer from July 12, 1990. The front page story was about Tim Conway and Henry Winkler visiting Hudson for the taping of segment for a “new” ABC television show...
July 12, 2015 - 11:27am
Our View: Court ruling brings strong opinions
While some are celebrating like it’s the Second Coming, to others, it feels like the end of the world. We’re referring of course to the June 26 announcement of the 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that overturns all bans on same-sex marriage by states and affirmed this...
July 12, 2015 - 11:25am