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Eric Lundell to seek another term as St. Croix County judge
Small Business Saturday is a success in Hudson
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke campaigns in Hudson
Frigid blast will follow snow; DNA hints another invasive fish swimming into Mississippi; more state news
crime and courts
Raiders win opener over No. St. Paul, 65-59
Hudson drops Tuesday night game at Hastings
Wisconsin Sports Briefs: Rodgers could play Sunday against Atlanta…
Raider boys' basketball season opens Tuesday night against North St. Paul
Wisconsin Sports Briefs: Rodgers won’t play against the Lions on Thanksgiving Day…
Light Up Night marks start of Christmas season in Hudson
Unseen Angels continue their good work
Hudson Holiday Boutique is Saturday, event benefits Youth Action Hudson and Youth Court
ADORAY announces plans to build a hospice house
Coloring contest - click to download
arts and entertainment
Robert "Bob" Redner, 40
Glen Edward Johnson, 64
Robert Donald Atkins, 91
Toni Michelle Darnauer, 46
Barbara Lawrence, 89
Randy's Ramblings: St. Patrick Church is making a difference in a Guatemalan community
Our View: Now is the time to consider running for local government position
Day by Day: Sometimes it is a challenge but I’m thankful and then some
Our View: Give thanks daily, but especially on Thanksgiving
Doug's Diggings: Hard to believe it’s been 50 years
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 12/19/13 Public Hearing- Shoreland Districts
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 12/19/13 Hearing - Town of Forest Zoning
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids -2014 Buckeye St. Storm Sewer Project
FORECLOSURE: Bank of NY Mellon v. Ashell L. Locker; Case No. 13-CV-214
FORECLOSURE: Central Bank v. Zahnow Properties; Case 13-TJ-27
October 18, 2013
Scouts go hiking
Boys Scouts and leaders from BSA Troop 168 (sponsored by Hudson Rod & Gun Club) in North Hudson visited Afton State Park Sunday, Oct. 13, while completing a 20-mile hike as part of the Hiking Merit Badge. This is one of several Eagle required merit badges that Scouts need...
life / family
October 18, 2013 - 10:33am
June 16, 2013
Afton's Strawberry Fest June 22-23
The Afton Strawberry fest will be held from from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23 in downtown historic Afton, Minn. The family-friendly event includes food, music, art, vendors and a European-style flea market. For more information, go to...
food / events
June 16, 2013 - 4:23am
January 2, 2013
Afton church celebrates 150 years Jan. 13
The congregation of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Afton, Minn., is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2013. On Jan. 13, The Green Lake Bluegrass...
January 2, 2013 - 4:28pm
August 22, 2012
Lack of wind strands balloon over St. Croix River
AFTON, Minn. -- Things couldn’t have been more still or calm that Sunday evening above the St. Croix River in Afton – and that’s exactly what raised a commotion. Dead air in the St. Croix valley caused a hot air balloon loaded with 15 people -- who also remained calm -- to...
August 22, 2012 - 7:45am
October 21, 2009
Casby family donates money for Afton observatory
The late Joseph John Casby would be pleased with the observatory that will bear his name, Casby's son, Kurt, believes. "I don't think dad was ever a particularly great fan of astronomy, but he was a great fan of knowledge and learning - and that is what happens at these kinds of...
October 21, 2009 - 2:33pm
March 18, 2009
Houlton stages 'Wizard of Oz' Friday Houlton Elementary School, in conjunction with Prairie Fire Theater Company, is performing "The Wizard of Oz" at 1:30 and 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, in the school gynmasium. Friends, family and community members are welcome. HMS has parent seminar Hudson...
education / events
March 18, 2009 - 11:02am
February 5, 2009
Snowshoe, hike in Afton Saturday A candlelight snowshoe and hike along a two-mile trail are scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Afton State Park. Candle luminaries will be set out along trails and, depending on the cloud cover, a section of the easy cross-country ski loop...
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am
January 16, 2009
Artists needed for art fair, gallery
Submissions from artists are currently being sought for the annual Afton Art in the Park (March 15 deadline) and the Gift Gallery (March 2) at The Phipps Center for the Arts. For more information and applications, visit www.ThePhipps.org, click on visual arts, then artist opportunities,...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
December 15, 2008
Afton man accused of molesting granddaughters
An Afton man was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for an incident involving two of his juvenile granddaughters. Washington County Sheriff's deputies arrested Richard Allen Balsimo, 62, at his Afton residence on Thursday, Dec. 11. He was taken...
December 15, 2008 - 12:00am
December 12, 2008
Afton man arrested for alleged criminal sexual conduct with minor relative
An Afton man is being held in the Washington County jail over the weekend for allegedly committing criminal sexual conduct against one or more female relatives who are also minors. Washington County deputies arrested Richard Allen Balsimo, 62, at his Afton residence Thursday, Dec....
December 12, 2008 - 12:00am
November 25, 2008
Afton's gas lamps on for the holidays
The streets of Afton will be a-glow once again through New Year. A request from the Afton Area Business Association to switch on the city's gas lamps was approved at the city council meeting on Nov. 18. About 15 of the lamps along St.
November 25, 2008 - 12:00am