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Wisconsin roundup: Survey ranks state 16th-best overall; GOP senator questions immunity provision in Harsdorf heroin legislation; 9 more state news stories
Mystery of Minnesota North Shore waterfalls may be solved
5th Women in STEM event draws 250
Friend: Lawyer who killed a New Richmond grad jogging in St. Paul found to have brain tumors
Wisconsin roundup: Renewed push to stall Capitol's 'revolving door'; police union responds to trooper nametag issue; 8 more state news stories
crime and courts
Raiders roll to sectional hockey title
Raider hockey rolls to section finals
Raiders barrel into sectional
Raider wrestlers punch ticket to state
Raiders reclaim No. 1 ranking
A life lived inventing: Local scientist inducted into Inventors Hall of Fame
Twenty-year military journey ends in Hudson
UW Success by 6: parents and caregivers make all the difference
Regional artists recognized for state awards in the River Falls Public Library Gallery
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
arts and entertainment
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - New Pavilion/ Restroom
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - Skid Unit
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 1/9/17 Board Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF TROY: Beer License Application - Cracked Barrel Winery
TOWN OF ROCK ELM: Ad For Bids - 170th Street TRID Project
Michael G. Peterson, 71
Douglas Ray, 42
Charlene Adele Wold, 49
Sharon Bailey Koland, 74
Shirley J. "Squirrel" Watson, 74
Bill would reduce public transparency
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 23, 2017
Teachable moments in a blame culture
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 16, 2017
Curb the Supreme Court’s imperial power
Real Estate Showcase
November 2, 2016
Forget politics, this is about respect
Editor's note: The editorial below appeared last week in the Pierce County Herald, the Journal's sister publication. “To dismiss this as everyday locker room talk is an insult to decent men everywhere,” First Lady Michelle Obama said about Republican presidential candidate Donald...
November 2, 2016 - 4:00pm
October 27, 2016
For president, none of the above
For the first time in more than half a century, Forum Communications Co. -- the Journal’s parent company -- declines to endorse the Republican candidate for United States president. It does not follow, however, that the endorsement goes to the Democratic candidate. This year, we...
October 27, 2016 - 1:00pm
October 19, 2016
Early voting is great option but don’t be hasty
It’s possible many of us are already overcome with election fatigue. Campaign commercials have become a constant companion for regular prime-time...
October 19, 2016 - 3:00pm
October 12, 2016
Chaotic campaigns seen on all levels, sides
This political season has raced with reckless abandon headlong into a spiral of disparate viewpoints and, as the poem goes, “two roads diverged...
October 12, 2016 - 4:00pm
October 5, 2016
Autumn’s timely cool down
In a season of overheated political rhetoric, the advent of autumn weather is timely and welcome. After the breathless analysis of Monday night’s first presidential debate, followed by more hot air from the camps of candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, a long walk in the...
October 5, 2016 - 4:00pm
September 28, 2016
In case you missed it, elections are coming
Leading up to Tuesday, Nov. 8, the presidential race will continue to dominate the 24/7 news cycle. That's to be expected. But there are many other political races, especially local ones, that should keep our attention. Among them — and there are others — are state Assembly and...
September 28, 2016 - 3:04pm
September 17, 2016
The ‘new normal’ is routine
Today’s issue: It’s been 15 years since the 9/11 attacks. Our position: Nation on new kind of war footing and will be there a long time. When President George W. Bush said after the 9/11 attacks that a new “war on terror” would be long and difficult, he got it right. Since...
September 17, 2016 - 1:30pm
May 26, 2016
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
The Hudson High School class of 2016 -- right around 450 students strong -- graduates Saturday night in ceremonies at Newton Field (HHS east gym in case of rain), and we wish each student the best in the years ahead. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Graduation is always...
May 26, 2016 - 11:15am
May 22, 2016
Editorial: Courts get it right for newspapers, public
More than three years ago, former Star-Observer and Rivertowns Publisher Steve Dzubay decided to stand up for open records and the right of the public to access information that he and this newspaper felt should rightfully be placed in the public realm. Last week, three judges who...
May 22, 2016 - 11:46am
May 15, 2016
Our View: State still among worst for drunken driving
Despite recent efforts to help curb drunk driving and OWIs in Wisconsin, a recent study by CarInsuranceComparison.com ranked the Badger state as the fourth most dangerous states in the country for drunken driving. What it means is that drivers are more likely to be hit by someone...
May 15, 2016 - 11:47am
May 7, 2016
Our View: CVTC, WITC offer great alternatives
In Hudson most of us are aware of -- and pleased by -- the consistently high scholastic achievements of our school district. And with a local college campus, we can't help but be aware of the post-secondary education opportunities right in our backyard at UW-River Falls and many other...
May 7, 2016 - 2:21pm
April 30, 2016
Our View: New bridge: an impressive construction project
-- BEGIN ARTICLE BELOW -- DO NOT REMOVE THIS LINE -- Reporters last week received an update on the progress of the new St. Croix River crossing near Stillwater/Houlton. Everyone who sees the massiveness of this project can't help but be amazed. Just remember, this project did not...
April 30, 2016 - 8:02am
April 23, 2016
Our View: Stealing from cemetery is 'despicable'
An article written by reporter Mike Longaecker this week details what St. Croix County authorities are calling a “dastardly act” at the Warren Cemetery near Roberts. Twenty-six medallion stands placed at the graves of dead volunteer firefighters are missing. The cemetery’s caretaker...
April 23, 2016 - 12:11pm
April 16, 2016
Our View: What a difference 17 months makes
The talk around town this week is the approval of all three referendum questions in the April 5 election. We said it before the election and we will say it again — there is no such thing as a perfect school referendum. We understand there is a substantial number of citizen who voted...
April 16, 2016 - 2:08pm
April 10, 2016
Our View: Road construction season is here
With spring upon us and warm weather ahead, it is a recipe for one of Wisconsin's summer activities -- road construction! It's time for drivers to pay extra-special attention. We often joke about it, but road maintenance and road construction is serious business and drivers need to...
April 10, 2016 - 11:08am