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UPDATE: Fatal afternoon crash closes Hwy. 35 north of River Falls
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NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Prairie chickens making a comeback in western Minn.
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Hudson soccer sews up 2nd straight BRC title
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Raider football wraps up playoff spot
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Taking root in Hudson
Seventh-annual GO Pink For Life kicks off
A gift of honor: Hudson resident donates land for hospice house in memory of late wife
HIBA helps out local nonprofits
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EAGLE STORAGE: 10/28/16 Lien Sale Notice
AD FOR BIDS: Hudson Middle School Addition and Renovations
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 7/11/16 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/8/16 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
PUBLIC NOTICE: Perch Lake Management Plan Review
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May 18, 2015
The Cub Reporter: Reporters don't cry
I went to the SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) mock car crash last week. It is a re-enactment of a crash that took place in Hudson on prom night. The date is unknown. I saw the crash when I was a senior in 2006. It was interesting to come to the event again but as a...
May 18, 2015 - 9:00am
May 17, 2015
Day By Day: Hectic time of year should include moments to reflect
This time of year makes me crazy – there is so much going on and a lot of it bums me out. But then there’s something that is just plain amazing. I’ve covered the bummed out part — my birthdays racking up, my kids getting older and smarter than me and my growing inability...
May 17, 2015 - 11:47am
May 9, 2015
A happy birthday column about a one-of-kind best friend
It still happens -– almost every day, in fact. I’ll be driving around, watching TV, taking out the garbage or daydreaming, and something will remind me of my best friend James Carr. He would have turned 70 on May 21. He died of bone cancer in 2009, but something inside me...
May 9, 2015 - 10:47am
May 2, 2015
A look at Hudson golf course history
By Doug Stohlberg email@example.com The Hudson Golf Course has been the subject of many news articles in recent years. The facility,...
May 2, 2015 - 11:54am
Doug's Diggings: Looking back at a couple of interesting sports items
As I was looking through Star-Observer records last week, looking for background info on the Hudson golf course (see Pictures from the Past feature), I found a couple of other interesting sports items. The first that caught my eye was a photo of a coach and the name under the picture...
May 2, 2015 - 10:43am
April 26, 2015
Randy's Ramblings: Firefighters’ spouses deserve recognition, too
I never know what to expect when the red light on my office phone is blinking. If I’m lucky, it’s someone with a story idea or news tip. On occasion, the caller is less than impressed with my journalistic skills. Thursdays and Fridays, after the paper has gone out, are especially...
April 26, 2015 - 11:51am
The Cub Reporter: The collected work of a long-time Hudson historian
Editor’s Note: Emma Wagner is part of a three-month internship program administered by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. She lives in Hudson and is a 2006 graduate of Hudson High School. My first days as a reporting intern at the Hudson Star-Observer have been...
April 26, 2015 - 10:54am
April 20, 2015
Day By Day: Some thoughts on heading down Highway 63
I’m turning 63 in a few days and it is kind of a nothing birthday. Last year at least I had the knowledge that I could get Social Security if my state of mind and 401K didn’t improve. Looking ahead to 65, there will be Medicare to cheer me up. But 63 – well I actually...
April 20, 2015 - 11:58am
April 9, 2015
Get me the manager! Of basketball, psych-outs — and what it means to be a champion
There was a guy on my city league basketball team named Mutu, and as a player, he was one dangerously ba-a-a-a-a-d motor scooter. He was a master of the psych-out too. Just 5-feet-7 or so and skinny, Mutu was as quick as lightning, sure as the mail with his ball skills and shooting;...
April 9, 2015 - 9:13am
April 1, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Emotions running high for Badger basketball
I’ve always been a basketball fan of sorts, and because of that, the Final Four always draws special attention. But, my sanity level was much more controlled when Wisconsin was just another team in the 64-team field. Now that Wisconsin is a legitimate power team, the Badger games...
April 1, 2015 - 3:59pm
March 29, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Home is among Hudson’s oldest
A recent fire at the home of Paul and Katie Riddell at 1108 Third St. heavily damaged the structure. I received a call last week from longtime...
March 29, 2015 - 10:41am
March 23, 2015
Notes from the Dockside: Supervising grandpa
The Bass Queen’s cell phone crashed. In today’s world this is a crisis. We are visiting our daughter and her children in La Crosse when this...
March 23, 2015 - 10:48am
March 20, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Stadium improvements highlight spring baseball
I traveled to Fort Myers, Florida, the first week of March and got my first look at the second phase of remodeled Hammond Stadium, the spring...
March 20, 2015 - 10:07am
March 14, 2015
Get me the manager! Forever kissing the Irish: A Cheese State kid's first adventure
I had never seen an ocean. I had never even been east of Ohio. I had never really fallen in love. I was 20 years old, and I was bored with college and restless. One day, I spun a map of the United States around on my kitchen table with my eyes closed and stopped it with my index...
March 14, 2015 - 2:24am
February 28, 2015
Randy's Ramblings: Community is good
Dave Knoke gave the best acceptance speech I’ve heard at a Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. I hope the former UW-River Falls linebacker doesn’t mind when I say I wasn’t expecting it from him. He had a team-leading 119 tackles for the Falcons in 1986 and looks...
February 28, 2015 - 4:47am