Skip to main content
Hudson Star Observer
MARTELL TOUCHDOWN: Tornado strikes rural Pierce County; 1 reported injured
Narcan credited for saving lives in Hudson, beyond
Update: Amish crash victims in 'good' condition
New feed store stresses customer service
Wisconsin roundup: Stillwater Lift Bridge reopens — but only temporarily; 9 more state news stories
crime and courts
Grab a buddy and learn to kayak
Finding her stroke
Hudson tied for first in SCVBL North
Former Stillwater hockey coach Phil Housley named coach of NHL's Buffalo Sabres
Tripicchio repeat Academic All-American
Booster Days packed full of fun and excitement
Relay For Life strives to reach goal
Global partners to speak at Faith Community Church
Hudson brings talent to Minnesota film
Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
arts and entertainment
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 7/20/17, Case No. 17-CV-266, Madeline Hoe
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Fredrick L. Kemper Estate; Case No. 17-PR-64
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Gerald H. Engeleiter Estate; Case No. 17-PR-48
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Eunice L. Miller Estate; Case No. 17PR61
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids- 2017 Street Maintenance Work
Janet M. O'Connell, 86
Ashley G. Speer, 24
Shirley M. (Ptacek) Sherman, 70
Ilse Link, 93
Christopher L. Watters, 69
Letters to the Editor (June 21, 2017)
Letters to the Editor
Viewpoint: Don't sell SCEMS to Lakeview Ambulance
Summer means road construction
Viewpoint: Time to get on board with public transportation in St. Croix County
Real Estate Showcase
Buy Our Photos
June 22, 2017
St. Croix County dispatcher, Baldwin EMS help woman deliver child in vehicle
Janelle Peterson had a wish she posted before on Facebook. “Let the countdown begin,” the 11:22 a.m., Wednesday, June 21, post reads. “Just...
June 22, 2017 - 4:43pm
May 9, 2017
St. Croix to release final transit draft
The St. Croix County Transit Planning Subcommittee was established in July 2015, in an effort to find a possible transit system for St. Croix...
May 9, 2017 - 8:42am
April 26, 2017
After cheesy intro, serious issues reign in state panel's Ellsworth stop
ELLSWORTH — Ginny Ballantine and Vicki Datt were among dozens of Wisconsinites who signed up to speak last week to members of a key legislative...
April 26, 2017 - 7:57am
April 6, 2017
Nilssen's Foods celebrates grand reopening
Baldwin After a year of construction, Nilssen's Foods in Baldwin celebrated a grand reopening Friday, March 31 after adding 15,000 square feet....
April 6, 2017 - 7:54am
February 13, 2017
Man, towed by snowmobile, injured in Pierce County while skipping over open water
A Baldwin man was hospitalized Sunday after slamming into ice near open water while being pulled by a snowmobile in rural Spring Valley. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office identified the man was 34-year-old John Polk of Baldwin. He was taken by Spring Valley ambulance to Regions...
February 13, 2017 - 9:24am
December 14, 2016
UPDATE 12/15: Woman killed in Monday's I-94 crash was wearing seat belt, authorities say
UPDATE 12/15 Cheryl Gromacki, 65, of Brookfield was wearing a seat belt when her Chevy Equinox crossed the median and struck two vehicles Dec....
December 14, 2016 - 1:24pm
September 12, 2016
Baldwin veterinarian brings prostitutes to Woodbury
A Chinese woman living in Atlanta was offered a high-paying, out-of-town job in a massage parlor. “When she got here it was a completely different...
September 12, 2016 - 4:38pm
September 5, 2016
High speed chase ensues after gas drive-off
BALDWIN -- A gas drive-off in Eau Claire led to a high speed chase west on Interstate-94 early Monday morning, which ultimately ended near the...
News/crime and courts
September 5, 2016 - 3:35pm
UPDATE: Names of those involved in fatal freeway crash released
Michael Thomas Doering, a 22-year-old New Richmond man, was killed and two passengers seriously injured after a pickup truck in which they were traveling struck another vehicle on I-94 Saturday night. The Wisconsin State Patrol received a report at 6:08 p.m. of a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado...
June 5, 2016 - 12:42pm
February 3, 2016
Minnesota man sentenced for hiding a corpse in St. Croix County
HUDSON -- The terms of a plea deal brokered with Minnesota prosecutors led to a divisive sentencing hearing last week for a man convicted of...
News/crime and courts
February 3, 2016 - 12:48pm
January 20, 2016
St. Croix EDC announces 3 firms, distinguished member to be honored
A new winery in the Town of Kinnickinnic, a Woodville casting firm, a multi-national corporation with a strong presence in Hudson and New Richmond and an attorney with an area law firm have been named recipients of 2015 awards to be presented by the St. Croix County Economic Development...
January 20, 2016 - 10:45am
December 24, 2015
Two injured in car-semi collision that closed Hwy. 63 late Wednesday
BALDWIN -- A collision between a car and tractor-trailer fuel tanker during Wednesday's snowstorm sent a Minneapolis man to Regions Hospital with injuries and closed Hwy. 63 north of Baldwin for two hours. Benjamin L. Johnson, 19, was northbound on Hwy. 63 north of CTH E around 4:27...
December 24, 2015 - 8:10am
October 29, 2015
Baldwin apartment fire displaces 2 residents
Two people were displaced from their Baldwin apartment on Wednesday after fire destroyed the unit. The residents, a woman and her son, were unable to return to the apartment at 830 11th Ave. after fire, which was first reported at 5:37 p.m. Hammond-Baldwin-Woodville United...
October 29, 2015 - 9:20am
September 3, 2015
Man accused of KO-ing woman at bar
A 56-year-old man made his initial court appearance last week on allegations that he knocked a woman out at a Baldwin bar in an apparent case of mistaken identity. Richard J. Leibfried, of Baldwin, appeared Aug. 27 in St. Croix County Circuit Court on one count of substantial battery,...
News/crime and courts
September 3, 2015 - 2:07pm
July 6, 2015
UPDATE: Weather service: Storm drops more than 7 inches of rain on River Falls
Rainfall that could total 9 inches since midnight closed several roads in west-central Wisconsin and the Twin Cities early today. The National...
July 6, 2015 - 9:21am