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Wisconsin roundup: Xcel Energy customers can expect 3 percent rate hikes; fewer voting absentee this year; 12 more state news stories
School Board breaks ground for Hudson Middle School construction
Nieskes, Yacoub meet for district attorney forum
Wisconsin roundup: Democrats want federal monitoring of state elections; suspended UW student returns to court on sex allegations; 9 more state news stories
Hudson officer reflects on crash
crime and courts
Raider boys run to sectional title
Raider football moves on in playoffs
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Prairie chickens making a comeback in western Minn.
Update: Raiders keep Jug, earn home playoff game
Phipps holds gallery opening
One final painting party
Anxiety increasingly growing among students
Hudson Food Shelf has helped sustain families for more than 30 years
Caregivers share stories at HCF community forum
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 11/17/16 Budget Hearing Notice
SUMMONS: Preferred Prop. v. Mathias Katch, et al.; Case 16-SC-921
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - Fire Dept. SCBA Equipment
FORECLOSURE: Associated Bank v. Matthew Wallin; Case No. 15-CV-529
TOWN OF HUDSON: 11/15/16 Budget Hearing and Special Meetings
Helen Talle, 87
Cecelia Ann Sneft
Joanne I. Williams, 78
Marion Deal, 87
Anita J. Limbach, 84
For president, none of the above
He’s finally here
Citizen’s Police Academy: Tasers, strikes and defense
I think that I shall never see ...
Early voting is great option but don’t be hasty
Real Estate Showcase
October 24, 2014
Our View: The time has come for a new high school
There are a lot of pros and cons regarding the upcoming school referendum. The bottom line is that we believe a new high school is warranted. Yes, the price on the referendum package is large -- $100 million, plus another $7 million if voters want an auditorium. The problem with...
October 24, 2014 - 8:00am
October 16, 2014
Our View: Local firefighters deserve our praise
There are plenty of volunteers in our community, but among those at the head of the list deserving praise are the volunteer firefighters who respond to calls any time of the day or night. Fire Prevention Week was recently observed and firefighters have safety tips for homeowners,...
October 16, 2014 - 2:53pm
October 10, 2014
Our View: We’re celebrating the week!
This is National Newspaper Week and we would like to toot our own horn a bit! The newspaper industry, with its print and online formats, continues to play a critical role in documenting the daily activities of communities like Hudson, and others also across Wisconsin and the...
October 10, 2014 - 10:50am
September 18, 2014
Our View: Owners of aggressive pets should be cited
There have been an increasing number of reports about small dogs, being walked by their owners, being attacked by larger dogs. Reports have come in Hudson and North Hudson (not all were reported to the police). In many cases the attacking dogs are being labelled as pit bulls....
September 18, 2014 - 3:14pm
September 15, 2014
Our View: Staying with county administrator is proper choice
We are encouraged to see the new county board voted, by a 16-2 margin, to keep the county administrator form of government. Readers may recall that the 19-member board includes 10 new supervisors who were elected last April. Most of those elected in April campaigned on maintaining...
September 15, 2014 - 9:17am
September 3, 2014
Our View: Local Packer fans again denied TV games
With the National Football League starting this week, Packer fans are again facing a blackout involving their favorite team on television. Each year Packer games are blacked out when they conflict with Minnesota Viking televised games. Of course that’s because while in theory...
September 3, 2014 - 4:19pm
July 18, 2014
Our View: School plan will have to be fast-tracked to meet fall referendum goal
The quest for a new site for a high school/secondary school continues. The dog track is off the table, the district has officially put a for sale sign on the UU property, and the land, offered a while back from the golf course, has already been deemed as unbuildable. If anything...
July 18, 2014 - 3:54pm
July 3, 2014
Our View: Support Booster Days and area youth
Booster Days is celebrated in Hudson this weekend, and the summer event offers all of us an opportunity to support one of the area’s hardest working groups -- the Hudson Boosters. In turn, your support goes directly to benefit area youth. Most of this year’s Booster activities...
July 3, 2014 - 2:32pm
June 18, 2014
Our View: There is no financial reason to wait
The Hudson Golf course situation presents city officials with a knotty problem, but, from a strictly financial point of view, the immediate development of the property is the only good option. By now we’ve all heard the sad tale of the Hanson Bros. Golf Holdings and the inability...
June 18, 2014 - 11:59am
April 30, 2014
Our View: Taxpayers pay for political differences fought in courtrooms
State politicians on both sides of the aisle have found a new habit of picking fights with each other in the courtroom. With emotions running high, both sides often seem determined to end a political battle by attempting to have a court overturn the apparent winners. That’s...
April 30, 2014 - 4:18pm
April 25, 2014
Our View: Will Minnesota minimun wage impact St. Croix County?
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) signed a new minimum wage law raising wages to at least $9.50 an hour by 2016 and the next question is what sort of impact the change may have on border counties like St. Croix County. With Wisconsin’s minimum at $7.25 –- unless it changes in...
April 25, 2014 - 9:43am
April 10, 2014
Our View: County election shows citizen’s power
In reality there were some good county board supervisors who were defeated in the April 1 election; we suspect more good people will take their places. The election demonstrates the voting power of the people if they organize and put in some hard work. We’ve often said that...
April 10, 2014 - 12:55pm
April 3, 2014
Our View: Records lawsuit ruling shouldn’t be appealed
Last month, the Star-Observer’s sister paper, the New Richmond News, won its open records lawsuit over the city of New Richmond in a case involving the New Richmond Police Department’s practice of redacting information from police incident reports and accident reports. Although...
April 3, 2014 - 4:40pm
March 26, 2014
Our View: Important decisions to be made 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 some municipalities and, both the board of education and the county board, have interesting races. Three candidates are running for two spots on...
March 26, 2014 - 2:38pm
March 19, 2014
Our View: Marijauna – where are we headed?
Hudson police and St. Croix County deputies -- not to mention our municipal judge and judges in St. Croix counties -- routinely deal with marijuana incidents. Yet we can’t help but wonder if marijuana caseloads will skyrocket as other states legalize marijuana use. Colorado...
March 19, 2014 - 2:41pm