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Hudson police: THC found in gummies; nude photo threats
Warrant arrest leads to 6-hour police standoff in Woodville
Wisconsin Roundup: Baldwin Pushes For Obamacare Repeal Rejection; and more state news stories
Pink is a problem, city says
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Hudson hands Rice Lake first loss
Runners sweep RL Invite
Trinity Academy XC starts strong
Raiders set for BRC Golf Tourney
Tennis handed first BRC loss
St. Croix Valley Shrine Club elects officers
Westfields cardiac rehab program receives certification; Mesothelioma Awareness Day is Sept. 26: Health briefs
'The Savannah Sipping Society' has friends at the forefront
'American Pickers' to film in Wisconsin
Crowning Achievements Pageant set for Nov. 4
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Donis L. Cullum Estate; Case No. 17PR87
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Equal Opportunity Housing Notice
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Proposals- Crossing Trail Head- Well Construction
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NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION: MHC Paradise Landing, LLC
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Blake Fry: The importance of a business emergency plan
Bill Rubin column: Jugglers wanted
Editorial: No more 'one for the road'
Reiter column: Lizards and salamanders of Wisconsin
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April 29, 2016
Doug's Diggings: My counterfeit 'Rolex' watch
I might be getting up there in years, but I'm still a bit naive on some subjects. One of those is counterfeiting. Growing up, when anybody talked about counterfeiting, I assumed they were talking about the guy printing $20 bills in the basement of his home. I seldom get sucked into...
April 29, 2016 - 1:14pm
April 23, 2016
Day By Day: Traveling is a little trickier than it used to be
Despite my penchant for vacation disasters, our recent trip to Boston to see our son and his wife and dogsit the precious Penny, their 10-year-old Old English bulldog, went pretty well. Of course, we did have our rental car towed and weathered some gale force winds on Cape Cod, but...
April 23, 2016 - 11:09am
April 16, 2016
Doug's Diggings: Some post-election thoughts
The April 5 election is over and everyone is probably breathing a sigh of relief -- I know I am! There are people happy with the results and people who are unhappy. I am always intrigued with the April elections because they determine who will hold office in our own city, village,...
April 16, 2016 - 8:07am
April 10, 2016
Get me the manager! A post mortem on elections
As I write this on Election Day morning, I have absolutely no idea how Hudson's school referendum will shake out. Will all three referendum questions pass? Will just one pass? Two out of three? Or will they all fail? I do know this, though, 15 hours or so before all the ballots are...
April 10, 2016 - 8:13am
April 2, 2016
Open Mike: International campfire memories rekindled
It’s funny how small the world can get some days. That occurred to me after bombs went off in Brussels. Mind you, I’ve never been to Belgium. Not even close. Yet I couldn’t help but wonder if some guys I encountered a couple years ago might have been victim to the horror. A...
April 2, 2016 - 11:27am
March 26, 2016
Doug's Diggings: A look at Disney with grandkids
The bad news, this is the first time in close to 20 years that I didn’t get to Florida for spring training. The good news -- I did get to Florida, but instead of Fort Myers, my wife and I went with my oldest son Donovan and his wife Michele and two children (Connor and John) to...
March 26, 2016 - 3:03pm
March 18, 2016
The Campbell Scoop: It’s your government and it’s your right to know
You have the right to know. Much like your right to speak freely without fear of government intervention, or your right to worship whatever deity you choose, or for the more sordid of us, your right to face due process in legal battles and have a jury decide your fate, you have the...
March 18, 2016 - 3:20pm
March 13, 2016
Get me the manager! A torn school reporter's lament: Stop me before I vote again?
Should I write today about the upcoming schools referendum? Or should I write about baseball instead? Maybe I should write about something else. Maybe Friday the 13th, which arrives on Sunday this month? How about presidential politics? Nah, that would only make people depressed....
March 13, 2016 - 8:54am
March 6, 2016
Doug's Diggings: You don’t have to be Swedish...
There are plenty of people of Scandinavian descent in our readership area -- I’m one of them. In fact, all four of my grandparents found their way to this country from Sweden in the late 1800s. I’ve always considered myself an American and haven’t taken the time to look into...
March 6, 2016 - 2:25pm
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 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
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
January 30, 2016
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