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Town of Hudson leaving St. Croix EMS, looking at Lakeview
Wisconsin roundup: Durand police ID teen accused of threatening school; more state news stories
Wisconsin roundup: Exploding tire rim kills worker in Dunn County; more state news stories
Mistrial declared in Cherrier trial
Nightclub dancer charged in Hager City drug case
crime and courts
Boys' soccer: Raiders get win, wash out
Operation Migration helped whooping cranes survive
Developing skills, connections with Women in the Parks
Football: Menomonie hands Hudson first loss
Cross Country: Raiders dominate home invite
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: 10/23/18 Plan Comm. Hearings - Summit Ridge Subdiv.
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 10/24/18, Case No. 18-CV-353
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/13/18 Board Meeting Minutes
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids- Annual Contract -Gas & Diesel Fuel
PUBLIC NOTICE: Pending Application for Proposed Pier
Hudson Physicians Gives Back to Local Artists & Community
CPA Firm Bauman Associates Promotes Gregory Mleziva as Managing Principal
Multifamily Maxwell development nears completion
Bakke Norman Attorney Inducted into The Fellows
Ronald J. Jenkins Receives Edward Jones Award for Exceptional Achievement in Building Client Relationships
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Doris C. Hollerud
Lillian R. Ponto
Stephen P. Rondeau
Glenda Jean Cocherell
Henningsen 60th Anniversary
Larry and Jan Fussell
Bill Rubin column: Lombardi time
Daniel Bruch column: Why are some words so frightening?
Hudson Library Notes: Banned Books Week at the library
Letters to the editor: More unites us than divides us
Letters: Call for Christians to consider Evangelical statement opposing 'social justice'; Parents: Be watchful and diligent!
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May 2, 2017
Editorial: We can breathe easier, but for how long?
Two in five U.S. citizens live where pollution levels are too dangerous to breathe. That's according to the annual American Lung Association...
May 2, 2017 - 10:21am
April 22, 2017
Editorial: Take the Earth Day challenge
America sets aside April 22 every year to celebrate Earth Day. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, young and old have gathered globally to participate in activities that foster appreciation of the environment and create awareness of the issues that threaten our globe.
April 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
April 19, 2017
Editorial: Start seeing motorcycles
"Start seeing motorcycles." The public safety campaign, like the motorcycles, revs into high gear this weekend when the annual Spring Flood Run will bring thousands and thousands of riders to the region. For the uninitiated, the Flood Run and its autumn counterpart raise money for...
April 19, 2017 - 3:00pm
April 12, 2017
Editorial: Brexit hits closer to home than you think
On March 29, the United Kingdom sent a letter to the European Union invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning the two-year separation process. It’s fair to wonder why Americans and particularly those of us in the Heartland should care about U.K.-EU relations. If the “special...
April 12, 2017 - 7:00am
April 5, 2017
At the beep, restrain yourself
Last week we reported on two fatal crashes — one in Pierce County, one in St. Croix County. In Pierce a 21-year-old man died in a head-on crash on Highway 10 near the Gas Lite Bar & Grill between Prescott and Ellsworth. Cause of the crash wasn't immediately known. Alcohol didn't...
April 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
March 22, 2017
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