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Star Grants awarded; total more than $20,000
Hudson Middle School students win $10,000 in STEM competition
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Hudson sweeps BRC track titles
Baseball sweeps Rice Lake May 18
Netters 2nd at May 13 BRC Tourney
Raiders sweep BRC track titles
Netters top North, 2nd at ECM
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St. Croix Valley communities powered up for a week of fun
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National Space Day launched in Hudson
Experience, strength and hope: Fight against alcoholism needs community support
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VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 2017-18 Liquor License Renewals
CITY OF HUDSON: 6/6/17 Public Hearing - Klaas- Phase 1 Development
CITY OF HUDSON: 6/6/17 Public Hearing - Klaas- Stadium Lighting
REPLEVIN SUMMONS: Santander v. Jimmie D. Johnson; Case No. 17-SC-463
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance 8-17 - Amend Sewer Rates
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John W. Beebe, 87
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Letters to the Editor: Trump presidency is history repeating; Thanks for Hudson teachers
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
Harsdorf Column: Building drug abuse prevention alternatives
Letters to the Editor
Editorial: Nursing home workers care — and we should, too
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March 1, 2017
Farewell to a friend
My first real introduction to Hudson came in the form of Meg Heaton. Though I'd spent time in this town before I joined the paper back in July, I got fully acquainted my first week when Meg took me on the official, unofficial tour.
March 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
October 4, 2012
DAY BY DAY: It's time to downsize the 'bucket list'
When I first heard about the idea of a "bucket list," I figured it would take more like an old-fashioned steamer trunk to fit in all the things I wanted to do before I left all this behind. I mean I haven't really had a very adventurous life and there are things I would have liked...
October 4, 2012 - 8:00am
August 16, 2012
Randy's Ramblings: Hudson City Council has tough decisions to make
Hudson alderpersons are going to earn their $300-a-month salaries in the weeks ahead. Decisions on a handful of issues are coming due that promise to leave one group or another upset. "It's really ugly, folks," Mayor Alan Burchill warned the City Council members near the close of...
August 16, 2012 - 8:00am
September 23, 2011
Opinion - Humility: the nature of being human and community journalism
This is one of those paper bag over my head moments. In this business, we, the journalists, depending on what media we are in, generally do the best we can to cover what amounts to, in community journalism, our neighbors, whether we personally know them or not. Community journalism...
September 23, 2011 - 7:57am
May 21, 2009
Doug's Diggings: Memorial Day was special; technology?
When I was growing up, Memorial Day was always a special day in our household. My dad was a veteran of World War II, having served in Europe. We also had fun on Memorial Day - as a kid, it was an especially glorious day because it generally marked the end of the school year. But...
May 21, 2009 - 1:39am
May 15, 2009
Randy's Ramblings: The mayor is showing green tendencies
I've been pleasantly surprised by Mayor Dean Knudson's commitment to environmental responsibility. The mayor is an avowed conservative, and the most vocal conservatives, paradoxically, haven't shown much interest in conserving nature. Some are openly derisive of environmentalists...
May 15, 2009 - 1:19am
May 8, 2009
Day By Day: Hit me - they're 21
As the deadline for this column quickly approaches I am reminded of one of the few times in my life I did something ahead of a due date - the birth of our children 21 years ago May 5. And as I probably have already said to many of you reading this, it is also one of the last things...
May 8, 2009 - 1:50am
May 1, 2009
Margaret's Musings: Ahhhhhh, springtime!! Can summer be far behind?
As someone self-diagnosed as suffering from SAD, or seasonal affect disorder, I find the arrival of spring and longer daylight hours like being delivered from a truly dark period.
May 1, 2009 - 1:19am
April 24, 2009
Doug's Diggings: More information about Coon's Hill
On Feb 19 I put together a package about Coons Hill.
April 24, 2009 - 1:37am
April 17, 2009
Doug's Diggings: We need technology (high or low) to stop pirates
There are always things going on in the world that amaze me. Often it has to do with unbelievable technology. It amazes me that people can watch me, my home and my movement from some satellite in outer space.
April 17, 2009 - 1:41am
Woodland Trails: Writer reflects on career, outdoors
I never saw it coming, but it's here whether I like it or not - this is my last weekly column for this paper. Many people are losing jobs today - I guess it can happen to a freelance writer too. The problem is, there's still a lot of work to do and I'm not going to be here to do it...
April 17, 2009 - 1:36am
April 10, 2009
Woodland Trails: When times were simpler - and better
I guess I am kind of a throwback in time, lucky to be born when I was. I grew up wild and free. Kinda like a wild boy, alone and on my own. I had six siblings all too old to have any real use for a little kid. So I took Duke, my dog, and we took off heading out for the wilds and remote...
April 10, 2009 - 1:15am
April 8, 2009
Day By Day: Just remember, art is life
Right when I think there just isn't anything more to say ... well, there is. I recently got back from a wonderful vacation in Naples, Fla.,...
April 8, 2009 - 9:48am
April 3, 2009
Margaret's Musings: The American Legion turns 90
Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the annual American Legion birthday party for my home post, Ingalls-Keoppen Post 102. Now I know I am not a veteran and technically have never belonged, but I grew up in that post. I attended everything from the fund-raising carnivals the...
April 3, 2009 - 1:53am
March 27, 2009
Doug's Diggings: Trip to Florida resulted in free ticket
Sometimes a person gets lucky - even on Friday the 13th. Last week my wife and I went to Florida to visit her sister and husband, Sandy and Tom Wells of New Richmond. Actually, I shouldn't say New Richmond, they are now Florida residents, living in Fort Myers. When they come to what...
March 27, 2009 - 1:58am