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New Richmond man charged in Somerset school threat incident
Most school union members vote to stay organized; couple seeing red over Lemon Law finding; 10 more state stories
Analysts: 'Political theatre' won't shift state's job picture; UW GB chancellor to quit; 12 more state stories
Judge refuses to dismiss charges against Left of Center managers for selling alleged drug paraphernalia
Democrat brings congressional campaign to Hudson
crime and courts
Raider girls' basketball team picks up first win
Wisconsin Sports Briefs: Rodgers hasn’t been cleared to play Sunday…
Raider girls' hockey team splits games up north
Raider boys skate past Menomonie
Wrestlers open the season strong
Gladsome Tidings fill the air
Dancing Christmas lights bring visitors to Aldro Road
Ringing at Walgreens
Concert set for St. Pat's
Cookie walk is Saturday
arts and entertainment
Phillip T. Schneider, 72
Kyle Edward Mara, 26
Jeannine Noela Rachner , 69
M/Sgt. David A. Benoy, 73
Richard "Rick" Raley, 74
Margaret's Musings: Giving thanks and more insurance challenges
Our View: Drive carefully and smart during the holidays
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
TOWN OF ST. JOSEPH: Request For Candidates - Parks/Rec Committee
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids- Breathing Air Compressor System
TOWN OF ST. JOSEPH: 1/9/14 Town Caucus
FORECLOSURE: Ocwen v. Robin See; Case No. 12-CV-807
FORECLOSURE: Bank Mutual v. Julie S. Miller; Case No. 13-CV-408
June 13, 2013
Book Report: 'Up North' loaded with history
I've always had a weakness for ongoing fictions that grow with the years. When I was a kid I liked "Gasoline Alley" because Skeezix grew up and his father got fat. Recently I've been watching reruns of the entire Walton's dramatic series. Normally, when a TV cast member died, the...
June 13, 2013 - 1:40pm
June 7, 2013
Book Report: Breaking barriers on many stages
Back in the 1920s and 1930s, when most black women worked as domestics, scrub ladies and washerwomen, one young black woman born in 1895 in Washington, D.C. would spend her life on the world political and cultural stage. It wasn't all beer and skittles, however, when her lawyer father...
June 7, 2013 - 10:27am
May 31, 2013
Park Art Fair, blues event slated for June 7-8
New Richmond's Mary Park will soon transform into the festival known as the 46th annual Park Art Fair and Blues and Brews Fest, which is scheduled for June 7-8 at Mary Park. The celebration, which will play host to dozens of artists, several craft brewers and six musical groups,...
arts and entertainment / celebrations
May 31, 2013 - 10:38am
Book Report: Literary treats for the dog days
Summer will soon be upon us.
May 31, 2013 - 8:54am
April 26, 2013
Book Report: Finding the funny in very grave matters
Humorists can make hay of the least likely subjects. Like death. Remember W. C. Fields? He said he wanted the following inscription on his tombstone: "On the Whole I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia." And then there was "Pep" Simek of Medford, who recently passed on to the big pizza...
April 26, 2013 - 9:40am
April 20, 2013
Book Report: Stolen library book opened his eyes
"Who's Yer Daddy?" edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff (University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95) is a fascinating look at writers and artists who inspired the work of gay writers and artists by the gay writers and artists themselves. Thirty-nine essays make up the book and I'll...
April 20, 2013 - 10:05am
April 18, 2013
Northwoods trails subject of new book by Bignell
Hudson resident Rob Bignell has released a new book titled "headin' to the cabin." Cabin-goers to Wisconsin's north woods now have available the most complete listing of the region's day hiking trails in the new book. Describing more than 100 trails, the book covers nine Wisconsin...
April 18, 2013 - 9:48am
April 17, 2013
Art studios open for visits April 27
A nonprofit organization, Wisconsin Northwest Heritage Passage, is sponsoring a day for citizens to visit five local art studios within the St....
April 17, 2013 - 10:55am
April 12, 2013
Lost Shakespearian play can be discovered at UWRF
At 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, the UW-River Falls College of Arts and Sciences presents "The Tragedy of Arthur," the story by Arthur Phillips about William Shakespeare's lost play on King Arthur. The author, Phillips, will be present. A brief scene from the play will be enacted, possibly...
April 12, 2013 - 8:08am
April 11, 2013
Book Report: Another word on former presidents; waxing poetic on the death of a fly
Three American presidents lead off this week's roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries with what has already been written by these guys, but leave it to the scholars -- they can always find a niche that's unfilled. Such is...
columns / life
April 11, 2013 - 1:53pm
Pop art theme of Willow River show April 19
The ninth annual Willow River Music and Art Show will be held Friday, April 19, from 5-9 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Willow River Parent...
April 11, 2013 - 10:08am
April 5, 2013
High school artists invited to enter exhibition
All high school-age students from western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota are invited to submit one recent original work in any media -- drawing,...
April 5, 2013 - 1:23pm
April 4, 2013
Book Report: A new Scandinavian thriller takes the stage
I'm way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I'll try to make it up by reviewing a finely wrought thriller by first-time Swedish author Alexander Soderberg. It's "The Andalucian Friend," (Crown,...
columns / life
April 4, 2013 - 4:28pm
Stand-up comedy grads offer laughs April 11
A Stand-Up Comedy Showcase, hosted by comedian Scott Novotny, will be performed on Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. at The Phipps Center for...
April 4, 2013 - 1:12pm
March 29, 2013
At rehearsal for the O'Conner girls
Pictured are, from left, Sarah O'Conner (Susan Dahl, Hudson), the mother, and Liz (Michelle Storm, Woodbury), one of her daughters, during a...
March 29, 2013 - 1:20pm