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Hudson man charged in River Falls rape case
Minnesota adds PTSD to medical marijuana treatment
Wisconsin news: Walker to consider limiting recounts as Wisconsin effort enters second day; 10 more state news stories
Recount underway in western Wisconsin
crime and courts
Vikings cut kicker Walsh after another rough outing
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS TV: Embrace winter’s majesty on this sled dog trek into Minnesota’s backcountry
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Midwest hunters are playing an integral role in the management of the excessive snow geese population
Raider football playoff run ends
Raider boys run to sectional title
Retailers go all out on window decor
Classic Christmas tale finds home on The Phipps stage
Light Up Night brings Santa to Hudson
Operation HELP’s Christmas Campaign for Kids is underway
Photos: HOME meal has record crowd at annual Thanksgiving dinner
arts and entertainment
SUMMONS: US Bank v. Leslie E. Harter Larson; Case No. 16-CV-356
SUMMONS: Wells Fargo v. Ronald J. Esparza; Case No. 16-CV-398
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 12/15/16 at St. Croix Self Service Storage, North Hudson
CITY OF HUDSON: 1/9/17 Public Hearing - Friese Properties Rezone
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 10/10/16 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
Kenneth A. Lundberg, 84
MaryAnn (Kinney) Pattison, 92
Diane J. DeWitte, 62
Diane J. DeWitte, 62
Gerald W. Schlief
Trump should not pursue Clinton
Letters to the Editor Nov. 23
'Disaster for democracy;' time to bury this relic
What we learned from our brothers
Letters to the Editor Nov. 17, 2016
Real Estate Showcase
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
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