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Fan malfunction brings fire department to Second Street building
Labor Committee advances right-to-work bill without OK; drone-dropped weapons worry prison chief; 11 more Wisconsin stories
Town of Troy yields to county for zoning administration
Mend for tax reciprocity rift underway; Walker now opposes 'path to citizenship'; 11 more Wisconsin stories
Divided council establishes bike and pedestrian advisory committee
crime and courts
Koski loses in semifinals, will wrestle for place today
Hudson wrestlers take places - Anderson 3rd, Gierke 4th and Koski 5th
Anderson, Gierke to place at state along with Koski
Koski to wrestle in semifinals at state tourney
Raiders roll in playoff opener
Mount Zion pastor embraces church's focus
The Friends of the Library are friends to us all
Bike trails coalition launches membership drive
UWRF Africa Night Feb. 27
arts and entertainment
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Carl R. Oehlke Estate; Case No. 15PR15
CITY OF HUDSON: 3/12/15 Public Hearing - Plant Place Inc. Permit
TOWN OF TROY: New Ordinance 171-A
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Road Weight Restrictions
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 3/23/15, Case No. 15-CV-104; Charles Rund
James M. "Mike" Madden, 83
Brandee S. Mitchell, 33
Marilyn V. Sampson, 87
Betty J. Larsen, 92
Melvin Johannsen, 86
Doug's Diggings: This week marks 40 years in 'new' gym
Randy's Ramblings: Community is good
Our View: Now is the time for 'community engagement'
Our View: Walker's budget may look different in the end
Our View: Don’t forget to vote in Tuesday’s primary
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March 18, 2013
Little Free Library phenomenon gains momentum
The Little Free Library movement that got its start in Hudson is ready to shift into the next phase, according to founder Todd Bol. The story...
March 18, 2013 - 8:07am
March 16, 2013
Amy Timberlake comes home to promote new novel
Hometown girl Amy Richardson Timberlake has certainly made good. The award-winning author will return to her hometown of Hudson on March 23 to promote her third book, "One Came Home," with a signing at Chapter 2 Books. Timberlake is the daughter of Barbara Richardson and the...
March 16, 2013 - 7:54am
March 14, 2013
Award-winning author to speak at Hudson March 19
The Hudson Women's Club will meet in the River Room at The Phipps Center for the Arts on Tuesday, March 19, beginning at 1 p.m. The program will...
March 14, 2013 - 3:54pm
Writer's tour includes stop at UW-River Falls
Arthur Phillips, a Minnesota native and author of the new novel, "The Tragedy of Arthur," a New York Times Notable Book selection, will be in River Falls at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, to discuss his new book and the creative writing process. Phillips will appear on the UWRF campus...
March 14, 2013 - 3:10pm
Book Report: Glowing endorsements for new poet
River Falls poet Thomas R. Smith writes that Kristin Laurel's new book of poetry will "burn itself on your memory." Minnesota poet Deborah Keenan writes that Laurel's work is "the start of a remarkable career." Endorsements from Smith and Keenan are good enough for me, so I plowed...
columns / life
March 14, 2013 - 9:45am
March 8, 2013
Book Report: Area author's round two a success
Not long ago I raved about a first novel written by a neighbor down the road in Lake Elmo, Minn.
March 8, 2013 - 12:18pm
March 7, 2013
Story Time volunteers at the library
Karen Magnuson Lopez, left, and Liz Shapiro lead a story time at the Hudson Area Library. The pair volunteers for the Walkey Talkey Story Times...
March 7, 2013 - 3:08pm
February 28, 2013
Book Report: Son carries on, expands war narrative
As the River Falls Reads program winds down and folks who have read and enjoyed Michael Shaara's Pulitzer-Prize winning novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, "The Killer Angels," are looking for new reading material, I'm happy to report that although Shaara died in 1988, his family...
February 28, 2013 - 12:09pm
February 25, 2013
Book Report: The dirt: Even Puritans didn't always come clean
I have ancestors who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 17th century, so I'm always on the lookout for books, movies or plays about that fabled place. My interest lies in artistic recreations of a time long past, creations like Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," Arthur Miller's...
columns / life
February 25, 2013 - 3:12pm
February 21, 2013
Authors of Ages event at Hudson Library Saturday
Saturday, Feb. 23, Hudson's eighth-grade DI team invites you to an open house at the Hudson Area Library from 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. Come have...
events / life
February 21, 2013 - 11:40am
Book Report: Court documents reveal historical truths
I have ancestors who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the seventeenth century, so I'm always on the lookout for books, movies or plays about that fabled place. My interest lies in artistic recreations of a time long past, creations like Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," Arthur...
columns / life
February 21, 2013 - 9:44am
February 14, 2013
Book Review: Diary entries sum up tales of rich and famous
"October 27, 1940, Sunday -- Went to chapel all day as usual. Our big meeting next Sunday. Gwilym Rees will be preaching. "October 29, 1940, Tuesday -- Went to school. My feet fit easier into the shoes than they did yesterday, as I have corn remove on and I hope they will succeed....
columns / life
February 14, 2013 - 12:23pm
February 7, 2013
Book Reviews: Rehashing the infamous rabble-rousers
"Now that science has attained its youth and superstition is in its dotage, the trembling, palsied wreck says to the athlete: 'Let us be friends.' It reminds me of the bargain the cock wished to make with the horse: 'Let us agree not to step on each other's feet.'" --Robert Ingersoll,...
February 7, 2013 - 8:54am
February 1, 2013
Book Report: Going back keeps stories going
Sometimes an author doesn't realize he's got a good thing going and plunges on ahead when he might well have done better had he looked back. Popular Minnesota author Jon Hassler's first adult novel was "Staggerford," which drew rave reviews from the New York Times. Unfortunately...
columns / life
February 1, 2013 - 8:44am