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Hudson police: child falls from window, a Caribou creeper, and more
Wisconsin roundup: Western Wis. man killed in lawn-mowing accident; 8 more state news stories
Minnesota State Patrol finishes 3rd in calendar contest; Wisconsin misses the cut
Hudson School District introduces staff
Pepper Fest heats up North Hudson
crime and courts
Trust in the process: Blackmun picks UMass-Lowell
Raiders look good in opener
Zacharias Academic All-State
Thunderhawks name new coach
Raider football wins opener
It’s not too late to save SV Health and Rehab Center
Les Izmoore to perform Aug. 24 in Hudson
Bucklew keeps Navy wing flying
Pepper Fest royalty crowned
HHS Stadium Raider open house postponed
arts and entertainment
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 9/16/17 at Somerset Mini Storage
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - Gas & Diesel Fuel
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 9/21/17, Case No. 17-CV-336, Benjamin Wendt
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: August 26, 2017 at Carefree Self-Storage, Hudson, WI
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Ad For Bids - HVAC Upgrade
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Colleen Carol Timbers,63
Patrick D. Baumgartner, 74
Yvonne Meents, 86
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Letters: Eagle Scout rank not what it once was; Need for transit is real
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Editorial: Imagine you have no newspaper
Bill Rubin column: Real estate values finally recover
Letters: To Hudson's LGBTQ Youth; Work force reality check
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November 16, 2016
Let’s honor veterans’ legacy of service
On this Veterans Day, we should thank each and every person who ever swore an oath and donned the uniform of a soldier, Marine, sailor, airman...
November 16, 2016 - 3:00pm
November 9, 2016
The tragic lessons of phones & seatbelts
A few months ago a trial ended for a 35-year-old female driver accused of posting a Facebook message on her cellphone before crashing in rural...
November 9, 2016 - 3:00pm
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