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Wisconsin roundup: Budget vetoes eliminate judicial council, education board; 7 more state news stories
New personal e-alarms can enhance safety, even at UWRF
Body discovered along St. Croix River in Hudson
Seniors win Hudson Powder Puff game
Rural areas continue to see higher rates of impaired driving
crime and courts
Runners sweep RL Invite
Trinity Academy XC starts strong
Raiders set for BRC Golf Tourney
Tennis handed first BRC loss
Raider spikers stretch streak to six
Family Resource Center offers fall groups for St. Croix Valley families
Cottage Grove family rallies around teen’s cancer fight
United Way kicks off 2017 'We Fight for Strong Communities' campaign
Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival set for Sept. 23-24
Dam Days honors volunteers and 50 years
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ST. CROIX COUNTY: Equal Opportunity Housing Notice
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Proposals- Crossing Trail Head- Well Construction
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November 28, 2008
Joe's Prose: Denim Days and dressing up in other ways
You've never seen denim quite like this, and maybe that's a good thing. The start of this edition of my quintessential entertainment column...
November 28, 2008 - 12:00am
November 19, 2008
Doug's Diggings: You learn about a person in 67,600 hours
We've all heard the descriptions of Willis H. Miller. They include icon, legend, historian, generous person -- the list goes on and on. For me, it's even more personal. I was hired by Willis to work at the Star-Observer in May of 1973. I have been working at the Star-Observer for...
November 19, 2008 - 12:00am
November 12, 2008
Doug's Diggings: Last analysis of '08 election
Last week's election left the door open for plenty of reflection. The library referendums generated a lot of optimism and interest, yet six of the eight questions went down in defeat. What disappointed library supporters, of course, is that the public gave the estimated $10.5 million...
November 12, 2008 - 12:00am
November 6, 2008
Randy's Ramblings: They've kept the faith and fought a good fight
By the time these ramblings are in print, Hudson-area voters will have decided whether to move the Hudson Area Joint Library into the former corporate headquarters at the corner of First and Vine streets. And a number of people who have given much of themselves to bring the proposal...
November 6, 2008 - 12:00am
October 29, 2008
Margaret's Musings: Voting is a measure of our society
In less than a week, Americans will have the opportunity to exercise their privilege and right to vote. We are one of the longest surviving democracies in the world and, more than ever, the world is watching. Voting was sacred when I was growing up. My parents always voted, traveling...
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am
October 24, 2008
Day By Day: What I want to do when I grow up
In deciding what to write about this week, there were the obvious things -- the election, the weather, Kevin's insistence we really haven't lost "real" money, just the stuff on paper. "Isn't all money just paper?" I screech. But I decided on something broader, thanks to a copy of...
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
September 19, 2008
Doug's Diggings: Celebrating the big 6-0 was exciting
I've always been one to celebrate birthdays without much fanfare. Oh, others have made big deals about my birthday, but my attitude has always been something to the effect, "Another year, let's have some cake and move on!" This year, however, the number caught my attention! That's...
September 19, 2008 - 12:00am
August 27, 2008
Day by Day: Enough already. Are the Olympics over yet?
It probably isn't a shock to anyone who knows us that an entire two weeks of television devoted to one hard body after another isn't the Heatons favorite thing to watch. The truth is we enjoy the Olympics as much as the next guy -- with a few exceptions. We were dazzled right along...
August 27, 2008 - 12:00am
August 8, 2008
Margaret's Musings: Downsizing -- it pays off
With gas prices soaring and my minivan closing in on 170,000 miles, I decided last month that downsizing seemed like the right move. Now I drive a Honda that is so small it seems to fit in half of a normal parking space. From my very first car, an Emerald Green Gremlin, to my newest,...
August 8, 2008 - 12:00am
August 7, 2008
Notes from the Garden: Drama players for the late summer garden
This spring, when I punched a hole in the horse pasture and relocated the vegetable garden, it opened up a new space to expand the perennial gardens. Early in the year the new garden was spotty, with lots of newly purchased plants dotted about, plus a few hefty divisions from the...
August 7, 2008 - 12:00am
August 1, 2008
Laura's Lines: Hello, I am a Mac
When it comes to computers, there are two types of people: "The Mac People" and the "PC People." Sure, there are some "in-betweenies" who don't really care, but a majority fall under one category or the other. One of my professors at UW-Eau Claire swears by Macintosh. In class whenever...
August 1, 2008 - 12:00am
July 25, 2008
Day By Day: Confessions of a mother made crazy
Somewhere in Birkmose Park there's an albino squirrel who knows too much. I think some of you may be able to relate. I had a Thursday about a week ago that just went from bad to worse. I was feeling overwrought, underappreciated and generally taken for granted. And it was on all...
July 25, 2008 - 12:00am
Trying to learn to weed
Overall, I feel very fortunate in my life. I found a way to make a living doing something I love. After almost a decade of working as a gardener, I still find plants and gardens endlessly fascinating and rewarding. That doesn't mean that I find every aspect of gardening equally...
July 25, 2008 - 12:00am
July 4, 2008
Joe's Prose: Of all the contests, was karaoke king?
What would a Hudson entertainment column be without references to killer karaoke and other kinds of contests? A karaoke-singing assistant director for SOS Players said she's been acting since age 4, but avoids musicals like the plague since she fears singing in front of groups. She...
July 4, 2008 - 12:00am
June 13, 2008
Notes From the Garden: Likes local plant stores
I am an incorrigible plant shopper. I guess it's the thrill of the hunt and the promise of new potential. It started way back with my first tiny garden in Minneapolis. I would walk to the farmer's market, just to buy some vegetables, and end up trying to balance four flats of starter...
June 13, 2008 - 12:00am