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Troy Board addresses boat ramp fees
What lies beneath Little Falls Lake dam? Crews dig in
Semi turns over on I-94
crime and courts
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
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
For better or worse: memory loss, dementia and caregiving
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
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 21)
PROBATE NOTICE: Marylyn M Apel Estate; Case No. 16PR73
FORECLOSURE: Wilmington v. Shari A. Nord; Case No. 15-CV-593
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 2016 Budget Adjustments (Solar Garden)
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Qualifications - Professional Services
Loren R. Croone, 96
Raymond M. Donatell, 71
Mildred M. Winger, 95
Sally Ann Bethke, 80
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
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The ‘new normal’ is routine
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Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Real Estate Showcase
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
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