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'Screenagers' documentary provides resources for parents
Mayor candidates talk EMS, inclusion in debate
Ellsworth middle schooler taken into custody
Wisconsin roundup: Charge follows alleged threat to 'execute' Walker; more state news stories
Child found dead in River Falls school; unrelated threat follows
crime and courts
Ten wrestlers qualify for youth state
Herink named to NABC All-District team
Nelson All-American at UW-L
Raiders rule All-BRC teams
Outdoor Happenings: Fishers
Hudson native continues 75 years of Navy Seabee tradition
Coloring contest winners get prizes from Hudson Fire Department
Christmas Tour of Homes is puttin' on the glitz
PHOTOS: Hudson Rotary hosts annual Halloween parade
Pastoral viewpoint: The grace to let others help us
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CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance No. 8-18 Amend code re: Goats
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance No. 3-18 Amend code - Buidling Permits
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance No. 6-18 (Appt. Alternate EMS Members)
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance No. 5-18 (Rezone 721 & 811 First St. Properties)
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance No. 4-18 (Amend Comp.Plan - 721 & 811 First St.)
Harel Chiropractic Welcomes New Acupuncturist
CPA Firm Bauman Associates Promotes Bernie Hull as COO and Director of HR
Hudson Chamber hosts Spring Showcase
Feds say no to permit for Michigan mine
Hudson Hospital adds drop boxes for unused meds
Place a Business Announcement
Henry J. "Bud" Lentz
Gordon W. Gilbert
DeEtte "Dee" M. Johnson
Paul Allen Sommers
Supporting Denny McNamara
We need Denny McNamara
A Personal Note From Denny
Viewpoint: Giving a voice to people who live with disabilities
Viewpoint: We don't need a First Amendment change
Letters to the editor: The Constitution is still alive and well; A new hearing for riverfront?
Viewpoint: An open, honest debate on guns is needed
North Hudson Neighbors are watching out for each other
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Can we talk? Healthier Together cannot be ignored
Let’s talk about mental health, obesity and alcohol abuse. Here? Now? These are three subjects we only talk about behind closed doors, correct? That’s in the process of changing. Getting these sensitive stigmas out of the dark corners of St. Croix and Pierce counties is long...
March 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
March 9, 2017
Editorial: Duffy attempts to dodge his constituents
Transparency seems to have become the catchword of this young year. But don’t tell that to the politicians, though they are the ones who need some tutoring on the definition: “Viewed by light shining through it or by projection.” If there is a segment of our human population...
March 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 8, 2017
Local control: More than lip service
It's time for state Republicans, who control the executive and legislative branches, to follow through on rhetoric touting local government control. Lawmakers can turn rhetoric into political reality. School boards have passed resolutions asking to be allowed to decide when to start...
March 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 1, 2017
Bill would reduce public transparency
U.S. governments, large and small, have a duty to inform the public about the actions they intend to take, the laws they enact and the money they spend. The mandatory publication in a newspaper of public notices detailing these decisions helps ensure a democratic process. It keeps...
March 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
February 22, 2017
Teachable moments in a blame culture
“Blaming others is an act of refusing to take responsibility. When a person can’t accept the fact or the reality, they blame another person or the situation instead of taking accountability.” — author Dee Dee Artner. Not taking responsibility for one’s own actions is becoming...
February 22, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 15, 2017
Curb the Supreme Court’s imperial power
“For the good of the country and the Supreme Court, this moment demands a compromise nominee,” Ezra Klein wrote last week on the liberal Vox.com. That’s not going to happen. But here’s something that might: Congress should mark the start of a new administration by recognizing...
February 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 5, 2017
Sanctuary: How do we define it?
The recent community debate about whether to welcome Syrian refugee families to Hudson’s St. Patrick’s Parish Church was left seemingly unresolved. Then a comment made by St. Croix County Supervisor Roy Sjoberg at January’s County Board meeting ignited renewed debate. “I...
February 5, 2017 - 10:00am
January 27, 2017
Time to talk raises
The Hudson Common Council decided to implement a citizen committee to discuss a potential increase for council members and the mayor. Council member Randy Morrissette said at Monday’s meeting that the council has been committed, collectively, and the meetings are getting longer,...
January 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
January 19, 2017
Out of the woodwork
Back in December, the Star-Observer printed a number of stories related to the possibility that Syrian refugees could be moving here. A link...
January 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
January 18, 2017
Big laws need bipartisan support
We’re not sure what President Barack Obama’s legacy will be. But we are sure about what it should be: Presidents should not pass major, once-in-a-generation legislation without bipartisan support. When Massachusetts voters elected Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate in 2010, Obama...
January 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
December 30, 2016
Run for office? What, now?
If you care about the future of your community, if you have the willingness and time to commit, you're a qualified candidate for local public office. Yes, it's a crazy way to encourage participation in our democracy, but that's how things are done in Wisconsin.
December 30, 2016 - 4:00pm
December 22, 2016
U of M responds rightly to allegations
Duke lacrosse. Baylor football. Now, the University of Minnesota football scandal, which — importantly — fits neither of the above narratives. Instead, U of M authorities seem to be finding the elusive middle way. In the Duke lacrosse case, athletes’ lives were upended by accusations...
December 22, 2016 - 7:00am
December 8, 2016
Editorial: Protesters win Pyrrhic victory
There’s a reason why Republicans soon will control not only the presidency, but also the Senate, the House, 33 governorships and both chambers...
December 8, 2016 - 7:00pm
December 7, 2016
Small is good business
If you think small while shopping this holiday season, you are doing the right thing. Indeed, it’s good for the entire economy to patronize...
December 7, 2016 - 3:09pm
November 30, 2016
Trump should not pursue Clinton
History has been kind to President Gerald Ford’s pardon of President Richard Nixon, which happened only a month after Nixon resigned from the...
November 30, 2016 - 4:00pm