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Troy Board addresses boat ramp fees
crime and courts
Raider soccer still perfect in BRC
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Willow River to become area’s first water trail
Mustangs hand Raiders first loss
Hudson’s first playground for children of all abilities opens at Weitkamp Park
For better or worse: memory loss, dementia and caregiving
HHS senior opens up about depression
Gregory’s Gift of Hope will host microchip clinic Sept. 24
The conversation about mental health is opening up
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 21)
PROBATE NOTICE: Marylyn M Apel Estate; Case No. 16PR73
FORECLOSURE: Wilmington v. Shari A. Nord; Case No. 15-CV-593
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 2016 Budget Adjustments (Solar Garden)
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Qualifications - Professional Services
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Loren R. Croone, 96
Raymond M. Donatell, 71
Mildred M. Winger, 95
Sally Ann Bethke, 80
In case you missed it, elections are coming
2016 is a good year to be a woman in the USA
The ‘new normal’ is routine
Allow me to reintroduce ourselves
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Real Estate Showcase
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
November 13, 2014
Doug's Diggings: Random thoughts from election coverage night
As I was covering the elections last Tuesday night, it became obvious early in the process that the referendum for a new Hudson High School was doomed. Before the night started, I had no idea which way it would go. There is no polling for this sort of thing. So what do we make...
November 13, 2014 - 10:42am
November 12, 2014
Randy's Ramblings: A city at odds with its school
By the time this appears in print, Hudson voters will have decided whether or not to build a new high school on the south side of the city. The acrimony, sadly, is likely to continue. I wish it wasn’t so. There was a time when I jumped into these debates with glee, but...
November 12, 2014 - 1:37pm
October 29, 2014
Day By Day: Decide the referendum on the facts, not the fiction
--Meg Heaton, Hudson Star Observer There always seems to be some drama when it comes to deciding things in Hudson. Maybe that’s OK if it gets people interested, but only if we don’t let it distract from the real issue at hand. When it comes to the referendum,...
October 29, 2014 - 4:17pm
October 23, 2014
Get Me The Manager: Election Day thoughts on sausages - and shoes that don't fit
I don’t know exactly how or when it happened, but somewhere along the line, the Avenue Bar in Madison became the watering hole of choice for an army of state politicians. I’d quaff a few soda pops with them every Friday afternoon with my Madison Magazine colleagues, former...
October 23, 2014 - 12:00pm
October 16, 2014
Doug's Diggings: Go Royals – use that small window of opportunity!
With the Twins and Brewers out of any postseason baseball, it’s hard to get overly excited about the playoffs, but it still has my interest because of one team -- the Kansas City Royals. I’m probably not alone in hoping they get to the World Series and -- against all odds -- win...
October 16, 2014 - 2:45pm
Randy's Ramblings: The student-loan burden is a national disgrace
The news from the Federal Reserve that college loan debt has reached $1.2 trillion -- second only to home mortgages as a category of household debt -- prompted me to have a long-overdue conversation with my second-born. Over a burger and fries at the Oakwood Inn up north, my...
October 16, 2014 - 2:38pm
October 8, 2014
Day by Day: The time has come to build a new high school
After being around for the construction of the Hudson Middle School, Hudson Prairie Elementary, River Crest, a major remodel at Willow River Elementary and additions at the middle school and Houlton and Rock, there is no perfect location, no perfect time and no perfect price when...
October 8, 2014 - 2:19pm
September 18, 2014
Doug's Diggings: Missed my goal, but saw plenty of shows
My wife and I traveled to Las Vegas for a few days recently and the city continues to thrive. We travelled with Jackie’s sister Sandy and her husband Tom. There was one attraction I hoped to visit and, despite staying only a few hundred yards away, we never made it for a ride...
September 18, 2014 - 3:11pm
September 15, 2014
Randy's Ramblings: Referendums make fall election especially interesting
Citizens of Hudson have added incentive to go the polls on Nov. 4. Not only can they cast a vote in what is shaping up to be a tight gubernatorial race, they’ll have a say in whether a new high school is built and can either second-guess or support Gov. Scott Walker’s decision...
September 15, 2014 - 9:24am
September 3, 2014
Doug's Diggings: The day the NFL became ‘all powerful’
I’m excited, as are most football fans, that another National Football league season opens this week. I’m looking forward to pulling for the Packers and hopefully get to another Super Bowl; but I have a few observations. First and foremost, the NFL is “king of the country”...
September 3, 2014 - 4:36pm
August 21, 2014
Doug's Diggings: No drones – yet – in the Star-Observer news department
I don’t suspect the Star-Observer will be unleashing a “drone attack photo” anytime soon, but like other technological innovations, it may be coming sooner than I think. I’m sure most everyone has seen examples of drones taking photos of various events. Drones, of course,...
August 21, 2014 - 11:46am
June 20, 2014
Randy's Ramblings: St. Croix Meadows compromise would be good for school and city
Editor's note: This column has been edited to correct misinformation that appeared in June 19 print version of the Star-Observer. In the original version, reporter Randy Hanson said that Mayor Alan Burchill could veto rezoning St. Croix Meadows dog track property for school use if...
June 20, 2014 - 10:42am
June 12, 2014
Day by Day: The family vacation curse finally appears to be over
My bad vacation karma started back when I was 7 or 8 and I was left behind at the Mille Lacs Reservation Trading Post as my parents and six siblings drove away in our green and white 1955 Pontiac station wagon. As I stood there crying, a nice woman said they would be back for...
June 12, 2014 - 9:25am