Skip to main content
Hudson Star Observer
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
Wisconsin afternoon roundup: FAA investigates Lambeau drone; early voting OK'd -- for now; nine more state news stories
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
May 20, 2014
Challenge to Alabama abortion law parallels pending Wisconsin case; 2-plus inches rain fell near Menomonie; 12 more state stories
A federal court trial is underway in Alabama in a lawsuit against a state abortion law that's similar to what's being challenged in Wisconsin. Testimony began Monday in a lawsuit which seeks to kill an Alabama law that forces abortion doctors to have local hospital admitting privileges. A...
May 20, 2014 - 9:21am
May 19, 2014
Mayor's group begs state for pothole help; New 'Alice' named, 9 more state stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin lawmakers are being asked again for emergency funding to fix the larger number of potholes created during the rough winter. The Urban Alliance and its president, Racine Mayor John Dickert, said many communities are struggling to keep up with needed repairs and...
May 19, 2014 - 9:18am
May 13, 2014
Torrential rains swamp Jefferson County; spring planting running late; 7 more state stories
SULLIVAN -- Officials now say almost five inches of rain fell in parts of southeast Wisconsin Monday and the most fell right outside the doorstep of the National Weather Service office. The state headquarters near Sullivan, south of Oconomowoc in Jefferson County, reported 4.93 inches...
May 13, 2014 - 8:50am
May 7, 2014
Federal judge halts secret campaign finance probe; UW pledges closer watch over campus surpluses; 10 more state stories
MILWAUKEE - A federal judge halted an investigation on Tuesday into Wisconsin conservative group suspected of violating campaign finance laws, ruling that a secret probe begun almost two years ago infringed on free speech rights of the group. U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Randa...
May 7, 2014 - 8:35am
April 25, 2014
Walker signs 55 bills into law; eight were co-authored by Sen. Harsdorf
MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker signed 55 bills into law Wednesday. The various laws covered a wide range of issues, from requiring registration by out-of-state sex offenders who move to Wisconsin, to a bill co-authored by Sen. Sheila Harsdorf which requires snowmobiles used for DNR...
April 25, 2014 - 9:36am
April 23, 2014
Appeals court affirms new Buffalo Co. frac mine; cow abuse case settled; 9 more state briefs
WAUSAU -- A proposed frac-sand mine appears to have the green light in far western Wisconsin, after a state appeals court upheld Buffalo County's approval of the project. A three-judge panel in Wausau Tuesday affirmed a circuit judge's refusal to overturn a conditional use permit...
April 23, 2014 - 8:06am
April 3, 2014
Chicken-coop fire sparks town of Hudson zoning review
By Chuck Nowlen The town of Hudson is reviewing its zoning-ordinance options after a fire last month at an “unauthorized” local chicken coop. All of the birds were evacuated after four fire trucks responded to the blaze, Clerk Vickie Shaw reported at the Town Board’s March...
April 3, 2014 - 3:25pm
March 21, 2014
4-H Ambassadors mark centennial year, visit Madison
A group of St. Croix County 4-H Ambassadors traveled to Madison on March 14 and met with State Representatives John Murtha, Dean Knudson, and...
March 21, 2014 - 9:15am
March 14, 2014
Learn the latest on woody plants and invasives at Garden U
The St. Croix Valley Master Gardeners Association is hosting Garden U on Saturday, March 15, at Ready Randy’s Conference Center, 1490 131st...
March 14, 2014 - 10:14am
March 13, 2014
Extra spring turkey permit sales will be reduced due to tough winter conditions
MADISON - Over-the-counter spring turkey permits in zones 4 and 5 -- which includes Pierce and St. Croix counties -- will be reduced by 25 percent in response to hunter feedback requesting a conservative approach to the number of permits issued for this spring's hunt, due to concerns...
March 13, 2014 - 3:46pm
February 18, 2014
Propane prices slide as loan program takes shape; Assembly voting on doctor-apology bill; more state news
Propane fuel prices continue to drop in Wisconsin but they're still higher than six weeks ago. The state energy office said Monday that a gallon of propane has dropped to $3.43 -- down from the $5-plus range in mid-January. Federal officials said Wisconsin's average price as of...
February 18, 2014 - 9:32am
February 14, 2014
Democrats facing uphill fight on nixing gay marriage ban; elusive leak leaves Neillsville dry; 10 more state stories
MADISON -- An effort by Democrats to throw out Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage appears to be going nowhere. Sen. Tim Carpenter and Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa, both of Milwaukee, introduced a constitutional amendment Thursday to reverse the 2006 ban on gay marriage and civil unions. Later,...
February 14, 2014 - 8:55am
February 7, 2014
Doctor acquitted of 14 sex charges; DNR taking to the sky to spot CWD deer; 9 more state stories
SUPERIOR -- A Douglas County jury on Thursday acquitted an Eau Claire pediatrician of 14 sexual assault-related felonies but failed to agree on two other charges. The partial verdict came after more than 21 hours of deliberation over three days. Jurors unanimously agreed to verdicts...
February 7, 2014 - 9:08am
January 30, 2014
Obama's Waukesha remarks to focus on job training; beer truck robber shot and killed; more state news
MILWAUKEE -- Gov. Scott Walker and his main election challenger were both in contact with President Obama before his speech in Wisconsin Thursday. Neither the Republican Walker nor Democrat Mary Burke was planning to be on hand when Obama speaks about job training and his economic...
January 30, 2014 - 8:34am
January 29, 2014
As classes resume, officials ponder make-up days; rare 'Strad' snatched in strong-arm robbery; 11 more state briefs
None of Wisconsin's 424 school districts were closed Wednesday, even though students had to trudge through wind-chill factors in the minus-teens-and-20's. Schools in Algoma, Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, and the Menominee Tribal district had two-hour delays -- but other schools around...
January 29, 2014 - 9:06am