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Raider football playoff run ends
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United Methodist training to be a dementia friendly congregation
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Bass Lake Management Plan Review
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 10/12/16 Special Board Meeting Minutes
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Resolution 2016-07 (Adopt 2017 Budget)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Barbara J. Smrdel Estate; Case No 16PR90
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Resolution 2016-06 (Library Tax Exemption Request)
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Editorial: Protesters win Pyrrhic victory
Small is good business
Letters to the Editor for Dec. 1, 2016
A lot to be thankful for this year
Trump should not pursue Clinton
Real Estate Showcase
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
April 2, 2016
Our View: Tuesday's election will produce important decisions
Next Tuesday’s spring election has plenty of excitement and will hopefully attract a large number of voters. There are races in several municipalities, the board of education, county board and a state supreme court post -- not to mention a presidential preference vote. Attracting...
April 2, 2016 - 11:29am
March 24, 2016
Our View: There is no perfect referendum
We’ve come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a perfect school referendum. We have also come to the conclusion that Hudson High School either needs to be replaced, or updated. The current proposal is the best we’ve seen in recent referendum proposals. The people...
March 24, 2016 - 12:25pm
March 17, 2016
Our View: You have a right to know
The news business this week -- March 14-20 -- is observing Sunshine Week. It is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. In the United States, the government isn’t something to which citizens must swear an oath...
March 17, 2016 - 9:49am
March 13, 2016
Our View: Distracted driving can’t be viewed as acceptable
A tragic accident across the river last week took the life of a 22-year-old Hudson woman, Megan Goeltz -- a single mom with a 3-year-old daughter. Imagine the years of unexpected tragic change facing the family. The driver who struck Goeltz‘s vehicle was also from Hudson. According...
March 13, 2016 - 8:49am
March 6, 2016
Our View: Ready for these nonpartisan (wink-wink) elections?
We’ve talked about this issue before, but we are still questioning the wisdom of calling certain candidates “nonpartisan.” Partisan politics have crept into virtually every “nonpartisan” election and it is time to put party labels on candidates for “nonpartisan” state...
March 6, 2016 - 11:50am
February 26, 2016
Our View: Time to review those letter guidelines
With another election just around the corner (April 5) it is time to revisit the Star-Observer letters to the editor policy. Like most elections, there will be plenty of information passed around the community. There are several major decisions to be made in the spring election. Among...
February 26, 2016 - 9:29am
February 20, 2016
Our View: St. Croix EDC works hard behind the scenes
The St. Croix County Economic Development Corp. is a hard-working group in the Hudson area that performs a tremendous service that, in the long run, has a positive economic impact on everyone. The organization, headed by Bill Rubin, deserves some praise and recognition. The mission...
February 20, 2016 - 11:15am
February 13, 2016
Our View: Don’t forget to vote in Tuesday’s primary
In the big picture, a primary election in the middle of February won’t generally cause a lot of excitement. With the level of interest in Hudson’s...
February 13, 2016 - 11:51am
February 4, 2016
Our View: Hot Air Affair brings a weekend of fun
This weekend’s 27th annual Hot Air Affair brings fun and excitement to Hudson as we head into February and the home stretch of our winter. For the past 26 years the event has been a remarkable effort for the group of volunteers that stage the activities each year. The Hot Air Affair...
February 4, 2016 - 1:53pm