Skip to main content
Hudson Star Observer
Hudson police: Tip jar stolen; Exploding propane tank reported
St. Croix County continuing transportation discussion
New trial date set for North Hudson man
Ellsworth woman pleads guilty to embezzlement
Wisconsin roundup: Xcel customers to see bigger utility bills; more state news stories
crime and courts
Wilgren, Owens are all-state
Boys make splash in opener
Girls hockey starts 2-0
Gymnasts open season strong
Familiar face back with boys
Hudson native continues 75 years of Navy Seabee tradition
Coloring contest winners get prizes from Hudson Fire Department
Christmas Tour of Homes is puttin' on the glitz
PHOTOS: Hudson Rotary hosts annual Halloween parade
Pastoral viewpoint: The grace to let others help us
arts and entertainment
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 10/3/17 Board Meeting Minutes
FORECLOSURE: FNMA v. Kevin A. Tiedemann, et al.; Case No. 17-CV-84
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 12/20/17, 4 pm; St. Croix Self Service Storage
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Mary P. Schuna Estate; Case No. 17-PR-107
LIEN SALE NOTICE: 12/2/17, Eagle Storage - Hudson, 11 am
Floyd K. Johnson
Ada Kathlyn "Kay" Sandeen
John Patrick O'Neill
Mary Jane Bohl
Richard (Butch) Herman Lee
Friday is 'Light Up Night' in Hudson
Letters to the editor: Choose the minority; Negative strong-hold on Hudson
Column: How do we respond to letters to the editor?
Viewpoint: What Does the Quran really say?
A view from an economist: Use of data
Marty Jensen column: Don't make it easy for thieves
Real Estate Showcase
Real Estate Showcase Ad Submission
Real Estate Showcase current ads
Buy Our Photos
March 15, 2016
Inattentive drivers involved in crashes that took 94 lives in 2015; Sen. Johnson discloses nephew’s death from heroin; 14 more Wisconsin news stories
Distracted drivers are causing more traffic crashes, deaths and injuries in Wisconsin. The Appleton Post-Crescent reports that 94 people died last year in crashes throughout the state where at least one of the drivers was not paying attention to the road. That's up from 72 deaths...
March 15, 2016 - 7:55am
March 13, 2016
Our View: Distracted driving can’t be viewed as acceptable
A tragic accident across the river last week took the life of a 22-year-old Hudson woman, Megan Goeltz -- a single mom with a 3-year-old daughter. Imagine the years of unexpected tragic change facing the family. The driver who struck Goeltz‘s vehicle was also from Hudson. According...
March 13, 2016 - 8:49am
March 2, 2016
Hunters no longer need back tags; Merrill man charged with waterboarding girlfriend; 12 more Wisconsin news stories
Wisconsin hunters no longer have to wear number tags on their backs while they're in the woods. That was one of 58 bills signed Tuesday by Gov. Scott Walker. Many states have stopped making hunters wear the tags, which are used to register deer and other animals. The Wisconsin Force...
March 2, 2016 - 9:06am
February 29, 2016
Sensenbrenner: End FBI secrecy over police cell-number roundups; Minnesota man killed in Cable-area sno-mo crash; 15 more news stories from across Wisconsin
February 29, 2016 - 9:34am
February 23, 2016
Senate to decide fate of 160 Assembly bills; Obamacare boosting profits for some hospitals; 15 more news briefs from around Wisconsin
MADISON -- Wisconsin Senate leaders will soon decide which bills to consider during its final meeting in mid-March. And with a smaller-than-expected surplus, a spokeswoman for Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said anything that costs money will get more fiscal scrutiny. Among other...
February 23, 2016 - 9:24am
February 22, 2016
Weekend accidents claim 3 lives near Portage, Chippewa Falls teen near Poplar; Walker bodyguards collect $577,000 in disputed OT pay; 15 more news briefs from around Wisconsin
PORTAGE -- Three people died after their car overturned near Portage. The accident happened around 9 p.m.
February 22, 2016 - 9:37am
February 16, 2016
Walker orders agencies to abandon climate-change studies; 'Point cops make major heroin bust; 9 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker has ordered state agencies to stop working on ways to cut power plant emissions, in the wake of a U.S.
February 16, 2016 - 9:08am
February 12, 2016
Senate votes to end internet taxes -- including Wisconsin's; flurry of bills heading for Walker's desk; plus 11 more state news stories
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Both of Wisconsin's U.S. senators have voted in favor of a bill that would end the state's Internet access tax in July of 2021. The vote was 75- to 20 Thursday to ban state and local Internet taxes, as part of a larger bill that changes U.S.
February 12, 2016 - 9:56am
February 11, 2016
Sanders, Clinton face-off in Milwaukee Thursday evening; UW-Extension cutting 80 staffers; plus 13 news stories from across Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE -- Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will debate each other in Milwaukee Thursday evening. The two-hour forum gives Sanders a chance to build steam after his primary victory in New Hampshire on Tuesday while Clinton seeks to rebound for the party's next caucuses in Nevada...
February 11, 2016 - 9:36am
February 10, 2016
Death of Hudson man investigated
Hudson police opened a death investigation following the discovery of a 40-year-old man’s body Monday, Feb. 8, at an apartment. Authorities were called at 1:05 p.m. Monday to 1212 Hanley Road for an EMS call. Hudson police Lt. Geoff Willems said a 40-year-old man was found dead...
February 10, 2016 - 4:25pm
Senate OKs online registration, other election law changes; Assembly passes property rights package; eight more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin senators have voted to let voters register online while no longer letting clerks deputize people to run group registration drives. The upper house voted 19-13 Tuesday night to send the Republican package of election law changes to the Assembly. The U.S. Public...
February 10, 2016 - 8:55am
February 8, 2016
Wisconsin gets second-highest federal internet grants; State residents face lowest gas heating bills since 1990s; eight more state news briefs
Three Wisconsin internet providers will get $570 million over the next five years to speed up their service to rural areas. The state is getting the nation's second-highest grants under the FCC's Connect America Fund 11. Only California is getting more. Century Link gets $330 million...
February 8, 2016 - 8:52am
February 2, 2016
Schools shuttered statewide ahead of expected storm; House OKs funds for new Great Lakes ice-breaker; plus 9 more Wisconsin new stories
Most of Wisconsin's K-to-12 schools didn't wait for the snow to arrive before deciding to close Tuesday. Many administrators called off classes Monday evening, amid forecasts of up to a foot of snow in most of the state from mid-day through Wednesday morning. River Falls announced...
February 2, 2016 - 8:43am
February 1, 2016
Man in critical condition after alcohol-related head-on crash
A Hudson man was airlifted from the scene of a head-on crash in the town of Troy that left him with serious injuries. St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jeff Klatt identified the man as 28-year-old Jeffrey J. Saas. The driver of the other vehicle, 50-year-old Prescott resident...
February 1, 2016 - 2:43pm
Snow warnings posted across the region; Caterpillar plant closing will cost 200-plus jobs; 13 more Wisconsin news stories
SULLIVAN -- Much of Wisconsin is about to get its biggest snowstorm since Christmas, with up to a foot expected in central areas Tuesday and into Wednesday. The National Weather Service has posted winter storm warnings and watches for all of the Badger State except for the far northwest...
February 1, 2016 - 9:14am