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Hudson officer’s resignation followed misconduct
Wisconsin roundup: State's Dems expect convention to end with unity; no bench experience for Walker's Supreme Court pick; 11 more state news stories
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A bridge coming together
It’s not just the heat: Crops increase humidity
crime and courts
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
A good time to be a monster musky
U9 soccer champs in Chaska
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
St. Croix County Fair: Extreme heat prompts animal check-in process changes
RiverFest celebrates the St. Croix in Hudson
Daybreak Rotary names two essay winners
arts and entertainment
NAME CHANGE HEARING: Case No. 16-Cv-260, Brian Eggert II
FORECLOSURE: FNC Bank v. Eric J. Frank, et al; Case No. 15-CV-530
PROBATE ORDER: Clark G. Anderson Estate; Case No. 16-PR-48
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Ethelyn Rose Callahan Estate; Case No. 16PR49
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cary J. Halverson Estate: Case No. 16PR45
Donna M. Schultz, 88
Carol Johnson, 66
Karen L. Rada, 77
Carol Johnson, 66
Dolores Ellen Boumeester, 81
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Quitting the circus, or goodbye to show business
Editorial: Courts get it right for newspapers, public
Our View: State still among worst for drunken driving
Day by Day: To everything there is a season, but this has been a touch spring
Real Estate Showcase
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
February 19, 2015
Doug's Diggings: This week marks 40 years in 'new' gym
--Doug Stohlberg, HSO editor This week marks a historic date in the annals of Hudson High School basketball. It was on Feb. 21, 1975,...
February 19, 2015 - 9:34am
January 21, 2015
Workout resolutions, 'happy gas' - and a great way to find your best
Get me the manager! -- Chuck Nowlen, reporter Yes, I still break patio bricks with my hands and feet. I still repeat an hour’s worth of my black belt test twice a week in the winter. I still go 10 rounds with a heavy bag too. When I can find a trained sparring partner,...
January 21, 2015 - 3:22pm
January 7, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Badger and Packer talk
The NFL playoffs started last weekend, but for Packer fans the action starts this coming weekend when Green Bay hosts the Dallas Cowboys. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves -- on New Year’s Day the Wisconsin Badgers surprised me and pulled out a 34-31 overtime win over Auburn...
January 7, 2015 - 1:29pm
January 2, 2015
Randy's Ramblings: Hudson has a lot on its agenda for 2015
Hudson is a newspaper reporter’s dream. There’s always something happening -- and 2015 promises to be especially intriguing. Let’s start with the spring election. If everyone who has declared themselves a candidate completes the nomination process, there will be races...
January 2, 2015 - 12:24pm
November 28, 2014
Day By Day: This Thanksgiving I’m grateful for those who have come and gone
If being thankful burned calories, I might give it more thought throughout the year. But as I seem to be getting a little grouchier with every new birthday, I amglad there is an official holiday to make me pause and reflect about just how lucky I have been. Things haven’t...
November 28, 2014 - 11:40am
November 24, 2014
Get Me the Manager: Email sparks memories of Thanksgiving days on the lean side
It wasn’t ‘til my third year of college that I learned a lesson I’ll never forget: There’s nothing like poverty to make you thankful...
November 24, 2014 - 5:30pm