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CAFO moratorium sent to County Board
Homicide-by-vehicle charge filed against driver in 2015 Roberts crash
Wisconsin roundup: Xcel Energy customers can expect 3 percent rate hikes; fewer voting absentee this year; 12 more state news stories
School Board breaks ground for Hudson Middle School construction
Nieskes, Yacoub meet for district attorney forum
crime and courts
Raider boys run to sectional title
Raider football moves on in playoffs
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Prairie chickens making a comeback in western Minn.
Update: Raiders keep Jug, earn home playoff game
Phipps holds gallery opening
One final painting party
Anxiety increasingly growing among students
Hudson Food Shelf has helped sustain families for more than 30 years
Caregivers share stories at HCF community forum
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 11/17/16 Budget Hearing Notice
SUMMONS: Preferred Prop. v. Mathias Katch, et al.; Case 16-SC-921
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - Fire Dept. SCBA Equipment
FORECLOSURE: Associated Bank v. Matthew Wallin; Case No. 15-CV-529
TOWN OF HUDSON: 11/15/16 Budget Hearing and Special Meetings
Mary C. Hilden, 87
Helen Talle, 87
Cecelia Ann Sneft
Joanne I. Williams, 78
Marion Deal, 87
For president, none of the above
He’s finally here
Citizen’s Police Academy: Tasers, strikes and defense
I think that I shall never see ...
Early voting is great option but don’t be hasty
Real Estate Showcase
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
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