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Wisconsin roundup: Report alleges conflicting info given to voter-ID seekers; Assembly Dems seek DA probe into Walker John Doe leaks, 9 more state news stories
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crime and courts
Raider soccer still perfect in BRC
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Willow River to become area’s first water trail
Mustangs hand Raiders first loss
Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue holds annual Doggie 5K
Hudson’s first playground for children of all abilities opens at Weitkamp Park
For better or worse: memory loss, dementia and caregiving
HHS senior opens up about depression
Gregory’s Gift of Hope will host microchip clinic Sept. 24
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 21)
PROBATE NOTICE: Marylyn M Apel Estate; Case No. 16PR73
FORECLOSURE: Wilmington v. Shari A. Nord; Case No. 15-CV-593
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 2016 Budget Adjustments (Solar Garden)
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Qualifications - Professional Services
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Raymond M. Donatell, 71
In case you missed it, elections are coming
2016 is a good year to be a woman in the USA
The ‘new normal’ is routine
Allow me to reintroduce ourselves
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Real Estate Showcase
October 18, 2012
Book Report: Nothing that simple in Amish land
Several writers are taking their cues from earlier centuries. In the 18th century, Samuel Richardson found he had a bestseller on his hands...
October 18, 2012 - 10:23am
October 12, 2012
Randy's Ramblings: Health care security is in the balance in this election
This election is personal for me. Mitt Romney and the Republican candidates for Congress have made repeal of the Affordable Care Act a central theme of their campaigns.
October 12, 2012 - 8:00am
September 27, 2012
Book Review: Insider knowledge leads to gripping story; Feingold's "While America Sleeps"
White Bear Lake novelist Julie Kramer makes good use of her past experience as a news producer for NBC, CBS and WCCO-TV, which is only one reason...
September 27, 2012 - 12:20pm
September 5, 2012
DAY BY DAY: Education is a bet that can payoff at the track
Thursday night, Sept. 6, the Hudson School District makes the case the voters have already decided -- that the dog track would be a good place for a new high school. We all know it didn't make a very good gambling venture - timing is everything. And I've always believed that people...
September 5, 2012 - 3:42pm
August 31, 2012
Opinion Fall: a great time for sports fans
We are headed for the time of the year for both football and baseball coverage and for nearly two months, sports fans have the best of both worlds. Unfortunately on the baseball side there will be no exciting pennant chase in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Both the Twins and Brewers find...
August 31, 2012 - 10:59am
August 29, 2012
Book Report: This author shines as voice of a community
Novelist Toni Morrison has won the National Book Critics Circle, the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for her fiction. Little wonder. Her...
August 29, 2012 - 3:10pm
August 24, 2012
Opinion-Fantasy Football is a lifestyle
It's finally here. It's fantasy football season. My friends and I started our own league back in 2006, the Blackstallions Fantasy Football League, six years later, I am in love. For those of you who are unfamiliar to the game, the object is to collect players from various teams...
August 24, 2012 - 12:31pm
Book Review: Did she or didn't she: Does it even matter?
Dorothy Parker was born on this day 119 years ago in West End, N.J., just a year after poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, about which Parker said...
August 24, 2012 - 9:44am
August 17, 2012
Book Report: Remedy/curse: Drug highs and lows
Thomas De Quincy was born on this day in 1785, and would later write an eerie book that captured the romantic imagination, "Confessions of an...
August 17, 2012 - 9:10am
August 9, 2012
DAY BY DAY: Mistakes at home and on the world stage are hard lessons
Despite what some may have us believe, mistakes are a part of life for all of us, even the all-knowing bloggers of this world. I know this only too well. I've had my share of gaffes over the last 20-some years with the Star-Observer. I have always tried to take responsibility for...
August 9, 2012 - 8:00am
August 3, 2012
Margaret's Musings: Where to start? Money, the Constitution
With less than 100 days before the most important national election in the history of our republic, it is hard to narrow down where to begin or continue. Those who know me have probably heard me say one of the three following statements, the "National Press Corp has not really...
August 3, 2012 - 7:48am
July 30, 2012
Book Report: Duluth poet: A blunt, dazzling wordsmith
Normally I write about two books each week -- one national and one regional. This week I'll mention just one because it straddles both categories...
July 30, 2012 - 8:35am
July 27, 2012
An Intern's Insight
Working full time raises appreciation for school life. There are days for everyone throughout their educational career, from kindergarten to...
July 27, 2012 - 8:18am
July 19, 2012
Doug's Diggings: World of contrast - Yellowstone and Vegas
Within the past five or six weeks I have taken two trips and they couldn't have been more different. Earlier in June my wife and I went with my son Darrin and his wife to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Just a week ago, we went to Las Vegas with my brother- and sister-in-law, Tom...
July 19, 2012 - 12:35pm
July 13, 2012
Day By Day: Now that it looms, waiting for retirement is tedious
It is hard to think that we are almost halfway through the summer of 2012 -- that Booster Days, the Fourth of July fireworks and the Minnesota Orchestra have all come and gone. These rites of summer in Hudson used to be things not to be missed. These days, if I make it to one of the...
July 13, 2012 - 6:17am