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River Crest students support friends near and far
Wisconsin roundup: Snow brings 3-day weekends to thousands; some Kohl's stores to shrink; 7 more state news stories
Troy prepares for development, wonders about chickens
City encourages collaboration on bullying concerns
Senators celebrate Sunday liquor sales on social media
crime and courts
Update: 'Birkie' canceled, but BirkieStock is on
Raider hockey rolls to section finals
Raiders barrel into sectional
Raider wrestlers punch ticket to state
Raiders reclaim No. 1 ranking
Regional artists recognized for state awards in the River Falls Public Library Gallery
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
Nancy Toll: helping others navigate the bumps in the road
Hot Air Affair is tradition for Hudson, pilots
Moon Glow lights up the night
arts and entertainment
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 3/8/17 Transit Subcommittee Open House
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 2017 Road Weight Restrictions
WI DNR: Public Notice - Houlton MHP LLC, WPDES Permit
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: March 4, 2017 at Carefree Self-Storage, Hudson, WI
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 3/11/2017 at Somerset Mini Storage
Sharon Bailey Koland, 74
Shirley J. "Squirrel" Watson, 74
Mary Jo Lindeberg, 84
Donn Marvin Webster, 89
Kim Lagerstrom, 58
Teachable moments in a blame culture
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 16, 2017
Curb the Supreme Court’s imperial power
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 9, 2017
Getting the hang of retirement will take time
Real Estate Showcase
March 6, 2016
Our View: Ready for these nonpartisan (wink-wink) elections?
We’ve talked about this issue before, but we are still questioning the wisdom of calling certain candidates “nonpartisan.” Partisan politics have crept into virtually every “nonpartisan” election and it is time to put party labels on candidates for “nonpartisan” state...
March 6, 2016 - 11:50am
February 28, 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Madison is grabbing power from local governments
I remember when conservatives were the defenders of local control. That was when Democrats had some power in Madison. Now, with Republicans in charge of the Legislature and Scott Walker in the governor’s office the tables have turned. State Rep. Katrina Shankland, a Democrat from...
February 28, 2016 - 9:43am
February 26, 2016
Our View: Time to review those letter guidelines
With another election just around the corner (April 5) it is time to revisit the Star-Observer letters to the editor policy. Like most elections, there will be plenty of information passed around the community. There are several major decisions to be made in the spring election. Among...
February 26, 2016 - 9:29am
February 20, 2016
Our View: St. Croix EDC works hard behind the scenes
The St. Croix County Economic Development Corp. is a hard-working group in the Hudson area that performs a tremendous service that, in the long run, has a positive economic impact on everyone. The organization, headed by Bill Rubin, deserves some praise and recognition. The mission...
February 20, 2016 - 11:15am
February 19, 2016
Day By Day: Recovery is a work in progress for problem patient
Well I’m back after having had a little work done -- not that kind of work -- don’t know where I’d start if it were that kind of work. No, I had rotator cuff surgery and survived it. I didn’t know anything about it before the pain in my shoulder just wouldn’t go away. Losing...
February 19, 2016 - 4:17pm
February 13, 2016
Our View: Don’t forget to vote in Tuesday’s primary
In the big picture, a primary election in the middle of February won’t generally cause a lot of excitement. With the level of interest in Hudson’s...
February 13, 2016 - 11:51am
Get me the manager! Think sports are vicarious? This writer has a different take
A friend writes: "Dear Chuck, I enjoy your columns, but please leave the meditations on sports and athletics to the vicarious crowd and JUST WRITE." Or words to that effect. The missive arrived almost a year ago, I think. I must've deleted it accidentally since, so I can't be sure...
February 13, 2016 - 8:13am
February 5, 2016
Doug's Diggings: Are you ready for the ‘Big Game’?
By now you know the ‘Big Game,’ also known as the Super Bowl, is this Sunday. I can call it the Super Bowl because I’m writing it for news coverage (something the NFL loves). But heaven forbid if a business calls the Super Bowl -- well, the “Super Bowl.” The naming issue...
February 5, 2016 - 8:17am
February 4, 2016
Our View: Hot Air Affair brings a weekend of fun
This weekend’s 27th annual Hot Air Affair brings fun and excitement to Hudson as we head into February and the home stretch of our winter. For the past 26 years the event has been a remarkable effort for the group of volunteers that stage the activities each year. The Hot Air Affair...
February 4, 2016 - 1:53pm
January 30, 2016
Our View: All voters must show themselves
Trump, Clinton, Cruz, Sanders…Yes, there’s no avoiding a presidential election year with the nonstop campaigning. Those names above -- and many others, including those running for Congress, school board, state Assembly, city council, village board, town board, county board and...
January 30, 2016 - 12:07pm
Randy's Ramblings: Hudson is indeed a special place
I don’t look forward to the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau’s annual meeting and awards banquet with the same eager anticipation as my wife. She’s a past chamber member and chamber ambassador of the year. She truly gets excited about all things having to...
January 30, 2016 - 11:01am
January 27, 2016
Bob's Banter: Call me a bad sport, but the WIAA is out of line
Well, it was only a matter of time. In the first half of the boys basketball game between River Falls and Hudson Friday night in Hudson, one of the Raider players was called for traveling and the River Falls student section started chanting, “You can’t do that!” How dare they!...
January 27, 2016 - 3:03pm
January 22, 2016
Our View: Knudson: A classy exit
What a way to go. First elected to the Wisconsin Assembly in 2010, District 30 Rep. Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) surprised many last week by saying he won’t seek re-election in 2016. That’s after winning three elections and serving six years in the state Legislature. Odds are the former...
January 22, 2016 - 11:31am
Doug's Diggings: WIAA email, response, stirs national firestorm
By now you’ve mostly likely heard about the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association’s effort to make high school athletic events more...
January 22, 2016 - 9:36am
January 17, 2016
Get me the manager! Ace a black-belt test? No problem. Fix the toaster? Forget it.
When confronted with his deepest failings, the honest man must sooner or later 'fess up. Such is the case with this reporter and, well, anything to do with mechanicals, electricals, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, automotive -- and almost everything else that needs fixing or building....
January 17, 2016 - 12:53pm