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Official: Approximately 35 Pierce County properties damaged by storm
MARTELL TOUCHDOWN: Tornado strikes rural Pierce County; 1 reported injured
Narcan credited for saving lives in Hudson, beyond
Update: Amish crash victims in 'good' condition
New feed store stresses customer service
crime and courts
Grab a buddy and learn to kayak
Finding her stroke
Hudson tied for first in SCVBL North
Former Stillwater hockey coach Phil Housley named coach of NHL's Buffalo Sabres
Tripicchio repeat Academic All-American
Booster Days packed full of fun and excitement
Relay For Life strives to reach goal
Global partners to speak at Faith Community Church
Hudson brings talent to Minnesota film
Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
arts and entertainment
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 7/20/17, Case No. 17-CV-266, Madeline Hoe
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Fredrick L. Kemper Estate; Case No. 17-PR-64
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Gerald H. Engeleiter Estate; Case No. 17-PR-48
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Eunice L. Miller Estate; Case No. 17PR61
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids- 2017 Street Maintenance Work
Janet M. O'Connell, 86
Ashley G. Speer, 24
Shirley M. (Ptacek) Sherman, 70
Ilse Link, 93
Christopher L. Watters, 69
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor (June 21, 2017)
Letters to the Editor
Viewpoint: Don't sell SCEMS to Lakeview Ambulance
Summer means road construction
Real Estate Showcase
Buy Our Photos
June 14, 2017
Viewpoint: Time to get on board with public transportation in St. Croix County
In my role with the Chamber I find myself at a wide variety of events and meetings with diverse groups of people. During these meetings, an equally wide variety of topics and issues are discussed. If in a short time span, the same issue is raised a couple of times, it is easy to...
June 14, 2017 - 11:03am
May 23, 2017
Viewpoint: Hope that does not fade away
Romans 15:13 "Now may the God of hope fill you with joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." The God of hope wants us to abound in hope. True hope is a gift from God from the Holy Spirit, and it is connected to our faith.
May 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
May 19, 2017
Harsdorf Column: Building drug abuse prevention alternatives
Drug addiction and abuse is a plague on communities. In northwest Wisconsin, we have seen meth ravage our communities and destroy far too many...
May 19, 2017 - 11:18am
April 5, 2017
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week — strength, resilience, justice
ViewpointEvery year, millions of innocent people become victims of crime. They deserve our understanding, compassion and respect. The St. Croix County District Attorney’s Office, Victim/Witness Assistance Program is observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2-8. This...
April 5, 2017 - 7:00am
March 29, 2017
Mining can help America make things again
ViewpointIn 1998, Wisconsin enacted a mining moratorium. The law requires a company applying for a mining permit to prove that a similar mine has operated for 10 years and been closed for 10 years without the pollution of groundwater or surface water. The mine could be located anywhere...
March 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
March 15, 2017
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Second Thoughts“If you choke on that, you’d better hope someone here knows the Heimlich, because I’m not saving you,” I warned my grandson. I was spending the week with 8-year-old William while his parents were on vacation, and the treat I had promised was supper at McDonald's...
March 15, 2017 - 7:00am
March 3, 2017
It’s time for Tuesday to be just another day
I am retiring this week and after 27 years, Tuesday is about to become just another day of the week. That’s deadline day at the Star Observer and, as a terminal procrastinator, it has always been a busy one for me. For folks from the HSO, Tuesday is our Friday and we scheduled our...
March 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
March 1, 2017
Farewell to a friend
My first real introduction to Hudson came in the form of Meg Heaton. Though I'd spent time in this town before I joined the paper back in July, I got fully acquainted my first week when Meg took me on the official, unofficial tour.
March 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
February 14, 2017
Getting the hang of retirement will take time
As the day of my retirement is approaching fast, I am beginning to realize that as big events in life go, it is right up there with getting married, my extreme youth at the time explains that one, having babies, remember two at a time, and living to see “he who shall not be named”...
February 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 2, 2017
We're not the type to keep quiet
"A reminder that the president's top aide just told the New York Times that the press should keep its mouth shut...no." With a shake of his head and a single word, CNN's Jake Tapper summed it up nicely. Keeping its mouth shut is the exact opposite of the media's purpose. I could leave...
February 2, 2017 - 4:33pm
February 1, 2017
Retirement in a world of 'alternate facts'
I used to tell some whoppers when I was a kid and don't really know why. My mom was a champion at it so I think I got it from her.
February 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
January 25, 2017
Notes from the dockside: really cold
“Your car didn’t want to start,” Doug said to me. “It groaned and moaned a whole lot before it finally kicked over.” Looking outside the window of the farm house, I couldn’t see much since most of the window was covered in frost. It was dark and the car was surrounded...
January 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
January 4, 2017
In the Front Row
My friend Vinny from Bayonne called me last week. "Hey Bobby! Didj-a hear da Big Apple is closin?" No! The Big Apple Sports Palace? In Bayonne? The place that for over 40 years has served, hands-down, the best thin crust pizza in the world? The one last meaningful reason I have left...
January 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
January 2, 2017
What is your source of news?
My five year old grandson recently informed his parents that actually Santa is a boy and Santa Claus is a girl. My daughter was tempted to correct...
January 2, 2017 - 7:00am
December 25, 2016
The most wonderful time of the year
When asked about my favorite time of the year, my immediate answer is always summer. No hesitation. I love the sun. My skin gets tan, the breeze blows warmth through my hair, and I get to drive with my windows down. My least favorite is winter. No question. I hate the cold. My skin...
December 25, 2016 - 10:00am