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CAFO moratorium sent to County Board
Homicide-by-vehicle charge filed against driver in 2015 Roberts crash
Wisconsin roundup: Xcel Energy customers can expect 3 percent rate hikes; fewer voting absentee this year; 12 more state news stories
School Board breaks ground for Hudson Middle School construction
Nieskes, Yacoub meet for district attorney forum
crime and courts
Raider boys run to sectional title
Raider football moves on in playoffs
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Prairie chickens making a comeback in western Minn.
Update: Raiders keep Jug, earn home playoff game
Phipps holds gallery opening
One final painting party
Anxiety increasingly growing among students
Hudson Food Shelf has helped sustain families for more than 30 years
Caregivers share stories at HCF community forum
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 11/17/16 Budget Hearing Notice
SUMMONS: Preferred Prop. v. Mathias Katch, et al.; Case 16-SC-921
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - Fire Dept. SCBA Equipment
FORECLOSURE: Associated Bank v. Matthew Wallin; Case No. 15-CV-529
TOWN OF HUDSON: 11/15/16 Budget Hearing and Special Meetings
Mary C. Hilden, 87
Helen Talle, 87
Cecelia Ann Sneft
Joanne I. Williams, 78
Marion Deal, 87
For president, none of the above
He’s finally here
Citizen’s Police Academy: Tasers, strikes and defense
I think that I shall never see ...
Early voting is great option but don’t be hasty
Real Estate Showcase
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
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