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Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
Croix Gear Machining expanding
Hampton opens doors in Hudson
Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
Raiders rally to top Arrowhead
River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
Carpenter Art Festival returns Aug. 27
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
arts and entertainment
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Bids- Glen Hill s Park Restroom Facility
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/13/16 Annual Meeting
CITY OF HUDSON: 7/5/16 Council Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF HUDSON: 9/7/16 Board of Adjustment Meeting - Moulton variance
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Glen L. Olson Estate, Case No. 16PR64
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Jennell Bond, 30
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
June 11, 2010
Students research helps bluebirds
Research is valuable at any level and this year students at River Crest Elementary School had a taste of how data is collected and reported....
June 11, 2010 - 10:25am
May 21, 2010
Bird Club celebrates first year, will have booth at Farm Tech Days
The St. Croix Valley Bird Club celebrates its first anniversary this month. In the first year, the SCVBC hosted five programs that were open...
May 21, 2010 - 12:40pm
April 5, 2010
Star Prairie group saving bluebirds -- one house at a time
Bluebirds are making a flourishing return to the Wisconsin countryside due to the efforts of organizations that have dotted the landscape with bluebird houses. Star Prairie Fish and Game has been working to improve the bluebird population in the area. Recently, six members took...
April 5, 2010 - 8:31am
March 11, 2010
Owls and conservation go hand in hand
Walter C. Crawford Jr. and some of his full time staff of 25 returned to Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center for presentations on both Saturday...
March 11, 2010 - 7:15am
July 27, 2009
State's rarist bird is survivor on Apostle Islands
Wisconsin's rarest bird confines itself to Long Island, part of the Apostles' chain near Bayfield. The piping plover vanished from the state in 1983. But officials say there are about 19 birds today, as part of an intense conservation effort. Back in '83, wildlife agencies and...
July 27, 2009 - 9:57am
July 23, 2009
July 23, 2009 - 9:09am
October 14, 2008
Birds of a feather ...
"There's the 'feed me' cry," said Robbye Johnson, a member of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology and a birder for more than two decades. Johnson threw pieces of bread along the beach of Wisconsin Point on a cold October morning as a group of gulls circled offshore. The birds landed...
October 14, 2008 - 12:00am
August 1, 2008
Woodland Trails: Like to feed, watch birds
OK, OK, I'll admit it. I am a bird brain! I like to feed and watch birds. In fact, I bet you're a bird brain too! I mean, who doesn't like to watch birds? From the tiny hummingbirds to gigantic eagles, we all take time to look up toward the sky and watch the eagle soar on wide wings...
August 1, 2008 - 12:00am
July 25, 2008
Woodland Trails: The silence is deafening in the Boundary Waters wilderness
The silence was deafening. There were simply no sounds other than that of the wilderness: Loons calling in the distance, a grouse drumming until 11 p.m., songbirds singing back to me as I imitated their calls while eating a shore lunch. Wilderness is the only place you can find silence...
July 25, 2008 - 12:00am
February 29, 2008
Woodland Trails: The passenger pigeon story
The passenger pigeon has always fascinated me. Larger than a mourning dove, the passenger pigeon was thick in 1800s. So much so that it did actually blacken the sky for miles and miles and miles. How much so? Here is an account of John James Audubon. "I dismounted, seated myself...
February 29, 2008 - 12:00am
January 18, 2008
Are you old enough to remember when the bald eagle was nearly extinct in the lower 48 states? If so, then you are perhaps one of many area residents who thrill at seeing the national symbol in the wild -- in treetops, soaring aloft or perched on the edge of the ice. The December...
January 18, 2008 - 12:00am
January 17, 2008
What a pleasant surprise to have a prolonged period of snow cover this past December. This reality went a long way to ease my addiction to explore scenic areas of our local environment on a pair of cross county skis. If my memory serves me right, these snow conditions haven't existed...
January 17, 2008 - 12:00am
January 9, 2008
Wisconsin eagle watching some of the best in nation
Wintering Bald Eagles congregating along open water areas of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers create opportunities for some of the best eagle viewing in the nation. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologists estimate 1,150 territorial pairs of eagles are...
January 9, 2008 - 12:00am