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School police officer likes his new assignment
River Falls: Attempted murder charge follows savage beating
Judge rejects nine of 10 claims from abuse victims; Woman dies after stopping for school bus; More state new briefs
Star-Observer earns top award for large weeklies in state newspaper contest
The River Channel records interviews with City Council candidates
crime and courts
Raiders fall to Wildcats in Big Rivers finale; open tournament play Friday
Hudson girls fall in basketball regional semifinal
Three Hudson wrestlers place at state individual championships
Spartans foil Raiders' run in the sectional final
Two Raider gymnasts advance to state meet
Seniors take advantage of free memory screening
Pet Adoption Day March 7 at Hackman's
Mount Zion pastor embraces church's focus
The Friends of the Library are friends to us all
Bike trails coalition launches membership drive
arts and entertainment
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Carl R. Oehlke Estate; Case No. 15PR15
CITY OF HUDSON: 3/12/15 Public Hearing - Plant Place Inc. Permit
TOWN OF TROY: New Ordinance 171-A
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Road Weight Restrictions
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 3/23/15, Case No. 15-CV-104; Charles Rund
Melvin Johannsen, 86
James M. "Mike" Madden, 83
Marilyn V. Sampson, 87
Betty J. Larsen, 92
Melvin Johannsen, 86
Doug's Diggings: This week marks 40 years in 'new' gym
Randy's Ramblings: Community is good
Our View: Now is the time for 'community engagement'
Our View: Walker's budget may look different in the end
Our View: Don’t forget to vote in Tuesday’s primary
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January 29, 2015
Jack O’Brien won the two bounce round robin racquetball tournament held at the Hudson YMCA. The participants from the Jack Frost tournament are, front to back, Dylan Paulson, Steven Clarke, Owen Olson, Ava Redmond, Olivia Redmond and Jack O’Brien. (Submitted photo)
sports / amateur
January 29, 2015 - 1:24pm
U.S. activists keep domestic violence in Super Bowl spotlight
PHOENIX - As fans gather for Sunday's Super Bowl in Arizona, billboard trucks are expected to travel around Phoenix with messages reminding revelers of what critics see as an inadequate NFL response to domestic violence involving star NFL players. Dispatched by an anti-sexism group...
January 29, 2015 - 8:40am
January 28, 2015
Mercurial Lynch accepted in Seattle - Part 1
Whenever Marshawn Lynch decides to leave the National Football League, one thing is for certain: It will be on his terms. OK, two things. He also won't pop up six months later as an analyst for the NFL Network, and he is not going to kick Jon Gruden out of the color role on...
January 28, 2015 - 10:15am
SB XLIX: Belichick impressed with Seahawks' model
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Seattle's No. 1-ranked defense is one of the things keeping New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick awake at night this week. Belichick has studied the team from 2012, when the teams last played, and measured their progress in quality and depth. He marveled...
January 28, 2015 - 10:10am
Who’s breeding in your neighborhood? Citizen participation needed for new bird atlas
St. Croix Valley Bird Club invites the public to attend a presentation from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, by guest speakers Mike Reese and...
sports / outdoors
January 28, 2015 - 9:07am
January 27, 2015
Passionate Patriots owner Kraft speaks about 'Deflategate'
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft opened Monday's press conference with a stern statement in which he voiced displeasure for the way the NFL is handling the "Deflategate" investigation and how media is covering it, with assumption of guilt from the head coach...
January 27, 2015 - 9:17am
Seahawks' setup favored by Carroll
Pete Carroll had a mission when he took over as coach of the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 -- to prove that his large-and-in-charge coaching model could work in the NFL. It was not the way things operated during his three years in New England. "This is a football game we play," Carroll...
January 27, 2015 - 9:14am
January 26, 2015
Brady says he's moving on from distractions
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he hasn't yet spoken to NFL investigators regarding the underinflated footballs controversy, but he's now putting those thoughts and feelings aside leading up to Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks. Brady talked to ESPN's...
January 26, 2015 - 11:31am
NFL, YouTube announce partnership
The NFL and YouTube announced a partnership on Monday that will deliver content on a new channel. Through the official NFL channel on YouTube -- and video directly viewable for Google Search users -- the partnership will enable fans to engage with NFL content on computers, tablets...
January 26, 2015 - 9:57am
January 25, 2015
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
The New York Jets will hire Rex Hogan as their director of college scouting and Brian Heimerdinger to a prominent front-office role, according to NFL Network. Hogan served as a national scout for the Chicago Bears, but was released from his contract. He had been a scout with the...
January 25, 2015 - 11:21am
January 24, 2015
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
New England Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater said Saturday that the NFL Players Association has recommended players avoid publicly talking about the league's ongoing investigation regarding under inflated footballs. "I'd love to get into that with you, but we have been instructed...
January 24, 2015 - 3:14pm
NFL-Super Bowl has ways to go in captivating global audience
By Andrew Both Reuters More than 100 million Americans are expected to watch this year's Super Bowl, but there are about 7 billion people in the rest of the world who may not be so captivated. The NFL has a loyal following in countries including Britain, Australia, Canada...
January 24, 2015 - 12:09pm
January 23, 2015
Kenzie Prater brings home the gold
Mission accomplished. Kenzie Prater of Hudson returned from the world championships for U-18 women’s hockey with a gold medal. The U.S. national...
sports / high school
January 23, 2015 - 9:49am
January 22, 2015
'DEFLATE GATE': Belichick: 'No explanation for what happened'
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick opened his Thursday press conference with an eight-minute statement intended to let the air out of Deflategate. "I don't have an explanation for what happened," Belichick said, and then repeated during a barrage of questions at Gillette...
January 22, 2015 - 9:12am
Packers remain in shock from loss to Seahawks
An unlikely turn of events that started late in the NFC Championship Game turned more bizarre for the Green Bay Packers. Head coach Mike McCarthy abruptly postponed his season-ending news conference scheduled for late Wednesday morning. Also scrapped was subsequent media availability...
January 22, 2015 - 9:00am