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School board moves forward on $100 million referendum
Ashley Furniture says $6M tax break will go to Arcadia flood control; same-sex marriage arguments today; 10 more Wisconsin stories
November levy-hike referendum set by St. Joseph Town Board
Hudson and county continue to be among fastest growing in Wisconsin
City Council agrees to provide second school liaison officer
crime and courts
Hudson’s Beinlich chases world wrestling championship -- at age 56
Raiders hold off Minnetonka in football opener
Former Raider Ben Gresmer will play pro ball in Portugal
Jeremy Cook wins Pepper Fest 10K by more than 9 minutes
Raiders open season Friday at home against Minnetonka
Pepper Fest spaghetti, hot-pepper eating champs crowned
2015 Pepper Festival royalty crowned in North Hudson
Hudson man competes on ‘American Grilled’ episode
Jordan Loken crowned Pepper Fest queen; Ken Merchak is king
Degenerative brain disease changes everything for area realtor
arts and entertainment
Theresa Lund, 68
Joseph M. Stephens, 53
Karl James Butterbrodt, 56
Edna Evenson Atwood, 92
Marie Knott, 98
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Doug's Diggings: No drones – yet – in the Star-Observer news department
April 30, 2013
Turkey hunter shot in Somerset identified as Stillwater man
The St. Croix County Sheriff's Department was investigating an apparent turkey hunting accident Tuesday morning in the town of Somerset. Jerry Cusick, 53, Stillwater, a Washington County, Minn., Sheriff's Commander, was shot by another hunter when he was scouting a turkey hunting...
news / accidents
April 30, 2013 - 11:40am
April 16, 2013
Jury doesn't buy Schaffhausen insanity defense
It took a jury a little over three hours to reach a verdict in the case of Aaron Schaffhausen, the father who admitted he killed his three young...
April 16, 2013 - 7:47pm
April 15, 2013
10 local runners in Boston Marathon
Ten Hudson runners are listed as having participated in the Boston Marathon. The event was rocked by a series of bomb explosions Monday afternoon. It was not immediately known if any of the Hudson participants were near the blast. The entry list came from the Boston Marathon web...
news / sports
April 15, 2013 - 4:53pm
Shoemaker named new HHS principal
Peg Shoemaker has been named as the principal of Hudson High School. The announcement came after a special meeting of the Board of Education Monday. Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten recommended Shoemaker's appointment. Current High School Principal Laura Love resigned April...
news / education
April 15, 2013 - 4:34pm
April 5, 2013
Senator Ron Johnson is on a mission to share the facts-to inform citizens
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson visited Hudson early April 5 to share what he considers critical information for citizens to understand before the country can move forward. He likened the situation to the first step of a 12-step program -- recognizing there is a problem. "Far too many...
education / news / business
April 5, 2013 - 9:47am
April 4, 2013
Ex-wife testifies most of day in Schaffhausen trial
Jessica Schaffhausen took the stand for most of the morning Thursday and continued in the afternoon in the trial of her ex-husband, Aaron Schaffhausen, convicted of killing their three daughters. Jessica Schaffhausen, 33, answered questions by public defender John Kucinski in the...
crime and courts / news
April 4, 2013 - 3:18pm
April 1, 2013
Love resigns as HHS principal
On Monday afternoon, Hudson High School Principal Laura Love announced her resignation effective June 30, pending school board approval. Love has accepted a new administrative position with the Middleton-Cross Plains School District as the Director of Teaching and Learning at the...
news / education
April 1, 2013 - 4:05pm
March 28, 2013
Update: Schaffhausen pleads guilty in murder case
A River Falls man pleaded guilty to homicide and arson charges in the deaths of his three young daughters Thursday afternoon, March 28, in the first phase of the murder case. Aaron Schaffhausen, 35, Minot, N.D., pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree intentional homicide and...
March 28, 2013 - 4:00pm
Sheriff's deputies search for missing Amery man
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a missing rural Amery man. David Melby, 53, was reported missing for his rural Amery residence on Wednesday, March 27. Melby last contacted a family member by cell phone on Tuesday, March 26, at approximately...
March 28, 2013 - 9:49am
March 18, 2013
Move those cars
The City of Hudson Public Works Department has declared a snowplowing event for today, Monday, March 18, starting at 11:45 am. All vehicles need to be moved off of any city street until the street is plowed curb to curb.
March 18, 2013 - 11:52am
March 14, 2013
Snow event declared in city of Hudson
The city of Hudson has declared a snow event following Thursday morning's snowfall of about four inches. That means parking isn't allowed on...
March 14, 2013 - 10:48am
March 4, 2013
Burglars hit Smokedale and Kingdom Buffet
Hudson police are investigating two break-ins on the hill in the early morning hours on Sunday. Burglars smashed the glass in doors at the both Kingdom Buffet, 2312 Crest View Drive, and at Smokedale, 1525 Coulee Road. Police believe the incidents happened around the same time,...
March 4, 2013 - 11:12am
Polk County man drives on frozen St. Croix to escape police
A Polk County man knew his rights and apparently believed they gave him permission not to cooperate with police just after midnight Sunday. But actions taken by the man have landed him in jail. James S. Meyer, 60, believed to be from St. Croix Falls, was taken into custody in Lakeland...
news / government
March 4, 2013 - 10:02am
March 1, 2013
Attorneys spar over Schaffhausen motions
The defense and prosecution waded through a litany of motions in the Aaron Schaffhausen murder case in St. Croix County Circuit Court Friday morning. Judge Howard W. Cameron, Assistant Attorney General Gary Freyberg and public defender John Kucinski sparred over some two dozen motions. Schaffhausen...
crime and courts / news
March 1, 2013 - 2:42pm
February 26, 2013
Schrock will be on school board ballot
Jim Schrock will be the fourth candidate on the ballot for one of the two Hudson Board of Education seats that will be decided in the April 2 election. Schrock and Matthew Kari were tied following the primary on Feb. 19 with 244 votes each. They remained tied at 245 votes each following...
news / education / government
February 26, 2013 - 10:39am