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Wisconsin roundup: Stillwater Lift Bridge reopens — but only temporarily; 9 more state news stories
Electrical problem closes Stillwater lift bridge
Hudson man accused of entering home, boat
Walker visits Star Prairie Trout Farm for bill signing
Wisconsin roundup: Johnson says CBO report will help him decide on health bill; 11 more state news stories
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. OConnell, 86
Roger M. Jewett, 98
Ashley G. Speer, 24
Shirley M. (Ptacek) Sherman, 70
Ilse Link, 93
Letters to the Editor (June 21, 2017)
Letters to the Editor
Viewpoint: Don't sell SCEMS to Lakeview Ambulance
Summer means road construction
Viewpoint: Time to get on board with public transportation in St. Croix County
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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
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