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Fire destroys town of St. Joseph trailer home
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River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
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Dancing with the Hudson Stars is back again
Hudson Siblings to serve abroad in mission program
WATCH: Looking back at the 2016 St. Croix County Fair
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STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 9/10/16 at Somerset Mini Storage
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance 19-16
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cynthia F. Lichty Estate; Case No. 16-PR-61
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
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Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
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Dale L. Vandenberg, 79
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
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
May 14, 2014
Day by Day: Isn’t having a blue tooth a bad thing?
Up until recently I thought to have a large, discolored tooth would be a very bad thing – worse than double chins, gray eyebrows and copious amounts of facial hair. But I was wrong as I am so often when it comes to this brave new world of technology. It all started with my...
May 14, 2014 - 4:48pm
April 30, 2014
Doug's Diggings: Spring Showcase has longer history than billed
Sunday is the 12th annual Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau's Spring Showcase. The event is at the Hudson Sports & Civic Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some who have been around the community for a while may remember that the event is much older than 12 years –-...
April 30, 2014 - 4:23pm