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New name, new initiatives for United Way food center
River Crest students support friends near and far
Wisconsin roundup: Snow brings 3-day weekends to thousands; some Kohl's stores to shrink; 7 more state news stories
Troy prepares for development, wonders about chickens
City encourages collaboration on bullying concerns
crime and courts
Raiders roll to sectional hockey title
Raider hockey rolls to section finals
Raiders barrel into sectional
Raider wrestlers punch ticket to state
Raiders reclaim No. 1 ranking
Twenty-year military journey ends in Hudson
UW Success by 6: parents and caregivers make all the difference
Regional artists recognized for state awards in the River Falls Public Library Gallery
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
Nancy Toll: helping others navigate the bumps in the road
arts and entertainment
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 3/8/17 Transit Subcommittee Open House
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 2017 Road Weight Restrictions
WI DNR: Public Notice - Houlton MHP LLC, WPDES Permit
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: March 4, 2017 at Carefree Self-Storage, Hudson, WI
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 3/11/2017 at Somerset Mini Storage
Charlene Adele Wold, 49
Sharon Bailey Koland, 74
Shirley J. "Squirrel" Watson, 74
Mary Jo Lindeberg, 84
Donn Marvin Webster, 89
Teachable moments in a blame culture
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 16, 2017
Curb the Supreme Court’s imperial power
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 9, 2017
Getting the hang of retirement will take time
Real Estate Showcase
January 23, 2013
Book Report: The rise and fall of empires
I met a traveler from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert...Near them, on the sand, Half sunk,...
January 23, 2013 - 2:49pm
January 17, 2013
Confessions and pointers of a luxury hotel employee
Heads up! We've got a book about heads this week, "Heads in Beds," by Jacob Tomsky (Doubleday, $25.95). But first a brief dissertation on what...
January 17, 2013 - 8:04am
January 11, 2013
Book Report: Railway images take me down the tracks
I often receive books that make me think of old friends and relatives no longer here to enjoy them. Whenever I receive a book by Jerry Apps,...
January 11, 2013 - 9:04am
Letter: Best to buy locally
Dear Editor, A friend asked me the other day while looking over a stack of books my husband and I recently purchased as gifts for each other and our children if we had bought them on Amazon.
January 11, 2013 - 1:17am
January 3, 2013
Book Report: Finally, my chance to critique a bestseller
After a quarter century of book reviewing, I guess it's time for me to admit that until recently, I never read a novel by bestselling author...
January 3, 2013 - 9:23am
December 28, 2012
Book Report: Minnesota writers shine bright
"Thirty Rooms to Hide In," by Luke Longstreet Sullivan (University of Minnesota Press, $24.95) has a subtitle that sort of grabs you: "Insanity,...
December 28, 2012 - 4:14pm
December 21, 2012
Book Report: Not one, but many for the history books
Have a history buff on your holiday guest list? You won't be disappointed to find all manner of biography and serious history new to bookshelves...
December 21, 2012 - 1:42pm
December 13, 2012
Book Report: Take your pick, there's something for everyone
Someone on your holiday gift list who likes to read books by and about characters in the upper Midwest? There's a plethora in that category this...
December 13, 2012 - 9:54am
December 6, 2012
Book Report: Give the gift of a local author
The holiday season is upon us and the search for appropriate gifts has begun. In our family the children get top priority and upper Midwestern...
December 6, 2012 - 8:15am
November 29, 2012
Book Report: Sights and sounds under the big top
When I was a kid one of the biggest deals of the year was when the Al G. Kelly and Miller Brothers Circus came to town. It was a mid-sized circus,...
November 29, 2012 - 3:06pm
November 28, 2012
Packer book author in Hudson Sunday
Bill Povletich, author of "Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition" will be at Chapter 2 Books, 422 2nd St, Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Povletich provides an in-depth look inside one of the NFL's oldest teams, telling not just the story of the Packers' gridiron supremacy...
November 28, 2012 - 1:52pm
November 23, 2012
Book Report: Reprints make up for what you missed
The University of Minnesota Press's Fesler-Lampert Heritage Book Series is a rare and wonderful bird indeed. It describes its mission as attempting...
November 23, 2012 - 1:48pm
North Hudsonite building libraries in Ghana
North Hudson resident Deb McNally is a teacher who has taken her effort well beyond the classroom and is now building libraries in Ghana. She...
November 23, 2012 - 7:00am
November 20, 2012
Read about railroading
Arthur "Bud" Hoekstra, husband of Jerrilyn (Romanowicz), has written a book about his experiences as a train engineer from 1959 to 2001 on railroads...
November 20, 2012 - 1:19pm
November 16, 2012
Book Report: These tales are close to home
Today let us begin with two very productive upper Midwestern writers who continue to write about our neighborhoods with relish and sometimes...
November 16, 2012 - 9:03am