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Suspected stalker arrested at Somerset concert
Finance committee assesses performance review process
Wisconsin roundup: Equipment issue does not delay St. Croix River Crossing; state ACT scores drop; 10 more state news stories
Fire destroys town of St. Joseph trailer home
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crime and courts
River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
The Bull never backs down: Former Raider fullback in fight of his life
Dancing with the Hudson Stars is back again
Hudson Siblings to serve abroad in mission program
WATCH: Looking back at the 2016 St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
arts and entertainment
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 9/10/16 at Somerset Mini Storage
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance 19-16
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cynthia F. Lichty Estate; Case No. 16-PR-61
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
Jennell Bond, 30
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Dale L. Vandenberg, 79
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Quitting the circus, or goodbye to show business
Editorial: Courts get it right for newspapers, public
Our View: State still among worst for drunken driving
Day by Day: To everything there is a season, but this has been a touch spring
Real Estate Showcase
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
March 13, 2014
Our View: No need to change court access system
We live in a day and age when information is coming at us from many directions. The danger is that many people may not recognize when a source of critical information is in danger of being silenced. Such is the case in the state of Wisconsin where a group of senators are sponsoring...
March 13, 2014 - 3:51pm
March 5, 2014
Our View: Newspapers are still important to communities
The National Newspaper Association finished a readership survey in 2013. The gist was that even in the electronic/digital age, two-thirds of small-town residents rely on their local paper for news and advertising information. The survey noted this reliance continues even as more...
March 5, 2014 - 2:10pm
February 27, 2014
Our View: Street crews do a remarkable job during winter weather
Those of us living in the area know that this has been a rough winter. We’ve already had well over 50 inches of snow and, on top of that, we’ve had record cold temperatures. Most would agree -- we can’t get a break this winter. Either it is snowing, is well below zero or both! After...
February 27, 2014 - 4:01pm
February 12, 2014
Our View: Chamber is an important player in community
The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau annual Awards Banquet was held at the Hudson House Grand Hotel on Jan. 23. The event is a good reminder of how fortunate Hudson is to have a strong Chamber of Commerce. And, you don’t have to take our word for it — The...
February 12, 2014 - 2:40pm
February 6, 2014
Our View: Hot Air Affair brings a weekend of fun
This weekend’s 25th annual Hot Air Affair brings fun and excitement to Hudson as we head into February and the home stretch of our winter. For the past 24 years the event has been a remarkable effort for the group of volunteers that stage the activities each year. The Hot Air...
February 6, 2014 - 1:20pm
January 30, 2014
Our View: Are police body cams a valuable tool or privacy threat?
Pierce County officials recently rolled out another reason for us to behave ourselves -- and likewise gave us another reason to expect stellar conduct out of those whom society entrusts to protect and serve. We're talking about the new "Vievu" or body cameras some sheriff's deputies...
January 30, 2014 - 1:17pm