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Hudson Star Observer
Former caregiver of Hudson man sentenced to five years in prison
River Falls man charged with third OWI after being clocked at 122 mph
Vehicle crashes, vaults out of ditch; Hudson driver later arrested
Wisconsin roundup: No post-recession relief in many small towns, report says; ballots could see 7 White House candidates; eight more state news stories
Tips lead to arrest in church burglaries; New Richmond man named 'person of interest'
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
Carpenter Art Festival returns Aug. 27
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
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
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Jennell Bond, 30
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
November 8, 2013
Madison attorney tabbed for judgeship vacancy; Wheeler man survives 42-foot fall; more state news
Madison attorney James Peterson has been nominated for a federal judgeship that's been vacant for four years, due to political bickering. President Obama named Peterson yesterday to replace the late John Shabaz in a federal district court that serves the western half of Wisconsin. Peterson...
November 8, 2013 - 9:37am
November 6, 2013
Tougher OWI law clears Assembly; evidence of Asian carp found near Sturgeon Bay; 12 more state news briefs
MADISON -- Any fourth-offense driver would face a felony conviction and prison term, under a bill passed by the Assembly Tuesday. The lower house voted 88- to 7 to make four-time OWI a felony in all cases -- and to make all two-time drunk driving a criminal misdemeanor. The seven...
November 6, 2013 - 8:55am
November 1, 2013
Food stamp benefits cut; Rain could change to light snow in some places tonight; More Wisconsin news
About 900,000 Wisconsinites will get a reduction in their food stamp benefits starting today when a funding increase from the Obama stimulus package expires. The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act added $45 billion for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in 2009 at...
November 1, 2013 - 10:14am
October 31, 2013
Fire department called to I-94 crash and chimney fire Wednesday evening
The Hudson Fire Department was called out twice Wednesday evening, Oct. 30. At 5:56 p.m., the department responded to a one-vehicle crash on westbound I-94 near the 14th Street on-ramp. Law enforcement officers, St. Croix Emergency Medical Services and Lower St. Croix Valley...
October 31, 2013 - 9:48am
Guns-at-school bill dies quickly; trade groups push for Kenosha casino; more state news
MADISON -- It appears that Wisconsinites will not have police, teachers, or anyone else carrying guns at school. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos' office said Wednesday that the lower house would not vote on a bill to let retired, off-duty, and out-of-state police officers carry concealed...
October 31, 2013 - 9:04am
October 30, 2013
Walker visiting UW-Stout Wednesday; survey shows more than half Wisconsinites now favor same-sex marriage; more state briefs
MENOMONIE -- Gov. Scott Walker is expected to attend and offer some remarks shortly after noon Wednesday at the sixth annual UW-Stout Manufacturing Advantage Conference being held in the Memorial Student Center, 302 10th Ave. E. The event is not open to the public. Wednesday marks...
October 30, 2013 - 8:33am
October 29, 2013
Rollover near Hudson leaves RF man critically injured
A 33-year-old River Falls man was critically injured when he was thrown from vehicle just after midnight Saturday. According to Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen, Aaron Anderson was driving northbound on Highway 35 near Hanley Road when he lost control of his vehicle and entered...
October 29, 2013 - 1:51pm
October 28, 2013
Update: Body found in Apple River near Somerset
St. Croix County Sheriff’s deputies recovered a body floating in the Apple River near the Apple River Campground, and just downstream from Village Park in Somerset on Sunday. The body of Charles R. Geiger, 47, of Somerset, was discovered by a group of kayakers at about 12:30...
October 28, 2013 - 2:51pm
Girl dies after crash while learning snowmobile safety
A 13-year-old Osceola girl died at Regions Hospital in St. Paul Sunday, a day after suffering injuries when a snow machine she was riding as part of a snowmobile safety class struck a wall in the Osceola High School parking lot Saturday morning. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources...
October 28, 2013 - 1:42pm
October 23, 2013
Father dead, three children hurt in Saturday crash
A former River Falls man died and his three children were injured late Saturday, Oct. 19, when the Mazda sedan he was driving failed to stop and was struck broadside by a minivan at a town of Troy intersection. Authorities identified the victim as Scott W. Shoemaker, 38, who...
October 23, 2013 - 3:57pm
October 21, 2013
Update: Teenage girl has now died in Shoemaker accident
A late Saturday afternoon, Oct. 19, crash in the town of Troy has claimed a second life. A former River Falls man died and his three children were injured when the Mazda sedan he was driving failed to stop and was struck broadside by a minivan, at old Hwy. 35 and Tower Road. Late...
October 21, 2013 - 8:05am
October 14, 2013
Police have a suspect in Octagon House crash
Hudson police believe they know who crashed an SUV into the porch of the historic Octagon House on Third Street early Saturday morning. The...
News/crime and courts
October 14, 2013 - 12:25pm
October 11, 2013
Wausau relaxes religious music rules for now; NR man vying for Big Pumpkin title again; more state news
WAUSAU -- The Wausau School District is backing off from its administrative policy of limiting Christmas music by choral groups -- at least until after the holidays. The School Board held a closed session Thursday evening to discuss a possible lawsuit in the matter. Then, around...
October 11, 2013 - 9:23am
October 10, 2013
Foundation concedes it undervalued state’s business climate ranking; Regents consider policy to limit money kept in reserve; 10 more state news briefs
The Tax Foundation has admitted that it gave Wisconsin too low of a rating for its business tax climate. The group that brought you Tax Freedom Day reported Wednesday morning that Wisconsin ranked 43rd for its business tax friendliness -- down one place from a year ago. State...
October 10, 2013 - 9:25am
October 9, 2013
Carol controversy may change sounds of Christmas; landlord rights bill nears passage; plus 12 more state stories
WAUSAU -- The Wausau School Board will meet in a closed session tomorrow evening to decide how it would react to a possible lawsuit over limiting Christmas music by school choral groups. After that, the Board will meet in public to talk about an issue that's gotten national attention....
October 9, 2013 - 8:39am