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Wisconsin roundup: Speaker Ryan denies retirement report; more state news briefs
Gunshot incident investigated in River Falls
Hanley Road will be 3 lanes
Wisconsin roundup: Group says proposed change would protect bad landlords; more state news stories
Life on the mend: Rescued dogs adapt to new homes
crime and courts
Hudson Gymnastics sends 5 to state
Young Raiders still learning
Wrestlers roll over North
Boys skate to fifth straight
Girls skate past Superior
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
arts and entertainment
SUMMONS: WITC v. Melissa Marie Johnson; Case No. 17-SC-345 (Washburn Co.)
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance No. 19-17 Unlawful Use of Drones
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Resolution No. 2017-09 (North End Road)
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Resolution No. 2017-08 (Budget & Tax Levy)
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 1/3/18, Case No. 17-CV-514, Jesus Bergstrom Emerson
Richard "Bill" Danforth Morgan
Thomas L. Palmsteen
Mary Jane Bohl
Friday is 'Light Up Night' in Hudson
Viewpoint: Poor broadband access puts rural areas at a disadvantage
Library column: With a grateful heart...
Work hard, pray harder: Recognizing trauma
Letters to the editor: Choose the minority; Negative strong-hold on Hudson
Column: How do we respond to letters to the editor?
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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.
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
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