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Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say it could hit next week
Merry Netflix: 40 holiday movies to watch in December
Finance committee asks for more info on drug investigator position
UPDATE: Market conditions contribute to River Falls' nursing home's closure
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
crime and courts
Raider wrestlers pass first BRC test
Vikings cut kicker Walsh after another rough outing
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS TV: Embrace winter’s majesty on this sled dog trek into Minnesota’s backcountry
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Midwest hunters are playing an integral role in the management of the excessive snow geese population
Raider football playoff run ends
ARFID could be to blame for so-called picky eaters
Reindeer by the Park draws lines for Santa
United Methodist training to be a dementia friendly congregation
Crowning Achievements announces princesses and kings at annual pageant
PHOTOS: Retailers go all out on window decor
arts and entertainment
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bass Lake Management Plan Review
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 10/12/16 Special Board Meeting Minutes
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Resolution 2016-07 (Adopt 2017 Budget)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Barbara J. Smrdel Estate; Case No 16PR90
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Resolution 2016-06 (Library Tax Exemption Request)
Daniel Brooks Theese, 27
Hunter T. Blair, 24
Clarence Vernon "Vern" Haas, 80
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Jeff Hitchcock, 66
Editorial: Protesters win Pyrrhic victory
Small is good business
Letters to the Editor for Dec. 1, 2016
A lot to be thankful for this year
Trump should not pursue Clinton
Real Estate Showcase
June 26, 2015
Our View: Game on: Let's hope he wins this noble effort
State Rep. Dean Knudson appears to be looking out for citizens statewide when it comes to the prospect of taxpayers chipping in $250 million to help finance a new basketball arena for Milwaukee. Those watching the painful movement of Gov. Scott Walker’s biennial budget through...
June 26, 2015 - 9:46am
June 20, 2015
Our View: Be ready for summer water activities
As summer officially approaches, the American Red Cross usually launches a campaign to reduce drownings, urging people to make sure they and their families can swim safely. Hudson area residents have plenty of exposure to lakes, rivers and back yard swimming pools. As we approach...
June 20, 2015 - 11:03am
June 13, 2015
Our View: Your tax dollars, but not always yours to control
When St. Croix County paid nearly $70,000 recently in a “separation agreement” for a departing human resources director, the only explanation given to a reporter by Administrator Pat Thompson was, “It’s in the best interests of the county.” The former HR director, making...
June 13, 2015 - 12:00pm
June 4, 2015
OUR VIEW: Yellowstone Trail offers historical glance
Hudson’s “Yellowstone Trail Heritage Days” celebration this weekend serves as a good reminder for all citizens -- a reminder of our rich past and the importance of not letting history slip into oblivion. As community celebrations go, the Yellowstone Trail Heritage Days...
June 4, 2015 - 9:32am
May 29, 2015
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2015
The Hudson High School class of 2015 — right around 400 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. Make note of a time change this year — the ceremony begins at...
May 29, 2015 - 11:05am
May 22, 2015
Our View: Memorial Day: Take time to honor veteran
Memorial Day is the day that Americans have set aside to remember those who gave their lives so that our country might live. Americans, who enjoy the peace purchased at the great price of death, should pay respect to all veterans who have made great sacrifices. We get that opportunity...
May 22, 2015 - 10:17am
May 17, 2015
Our View: How to spend money without voter approval
The St. Croix County Board last week approved a $20 million bonding package for a new county-run nursing home with a dementia care unit in New Richmond. Once completed, the facility will replace the county’s aging and publicly subsidized nursing home. Geothermal heating and cooling...
May 17, 2015 - 11:45am
May 2, 2015
Our View: New hope for tax reciprocity?
There has been encouraging progress in the past week or two regarding the potential return of tax reciprocity. A bill has been introduced in Minnesota that drops a controversial $6 million payment that previous legislations sought for Wisconsin to pay the Gopher State. That...
May 2, 2015 - 11:39am
April 26, 2015
Our View: Responsibilities don’t end once ban is lifted
Last week some rain finally fell. That eased our so-called drought caused by lack of winter snow. It also allowed the Hudson Fire Department to lift the early spring burn ban. Almost every year we get periodic burn bans during extreme dry weather, often in early spring or late...
April 26, 2015 - 10:50am
April 19, 2015
Our View: Hudson welcomes new Chamber president
The Hudson business community, and many others, welcome Blake Fry as the new president of the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau. It sounds like those selecting the new president had a number of well-qualified candidates, but it appears that Fry stood above the...
April 19, 2015 - 11:50am
April 3, 2015
Our View: Important decisions in Tuesday’s election
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 and regional and statewide candidates and issues. Six candidates are running for three spots on the...
April 3, 2015 - 10:39am
March 26, 2015
Our View: Looking for family fun this Sunday?
Hudson’s annual Spring Showcase is this Sunday, and the day offers fun for the entire family. The event runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hudson...
March 26, 2015 - 10:42am
March 19, 2015
Our View: You have a right to know
The news business this week -- March 15-21 -- 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...
March 19, 2015 - 12:00pm
March 13, 2015
Our View: Don't hold your breath for tax reciprocity
A glimmer of optimism broke through with last week’s revelation that Wisconsin and Minnesota were talking once again about tax reciprocity. But far bigger and far darker storm clouds of pessimism persist because Minnesota and Wisconsin have been talking for six long years already...
March 13, 2015 - 1:20am
March 7, 2015
Our View: Right to work - gets more attention than it deserves, but ...
Gov. Scott Walker’s budget has created a number of firestorms on a number of various fronts, but the one issue that has unions upset is the so-called right-to-work legislation. We suspect the political football involving Walker and unions has created much more hyperbol than this...
March 7, 2015 - 2:00am