Skip to main content
Hudson Star Observer
City encourages collaboration on bullying concerns
Senators celebrate Sunday liquor sales on social media
UPDATE: Blizzard warning issued for Goodhue County; likely snowfall adjusted
Wisconsin roundup: Vets ask Walker to reverse course on prevailing wage issue; could snowstorm save Birkie?; 7 more state news stories
New Richmond man headed back to prison
crime and courts
Raider hockey rolls to section finals
Raiders barrel into sectional
Raider wrestlers punch ticket to state
Raiders reclaim No. 1 ranking
Girls' hockey climbs to top
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
May 2, 2015
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
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