Skip to main content
Hudson Star Observer
Hudson crews knock down 2 fires
Somerset man accused of attacking woman
Wisconsin roundup: New figures, new debate about school voucher program; state justices refuse to reveal votes in tied case; 8 more state news stories
Understand the self-employment tax basics
Wisconsin roundup: Bill calls for automatic prison in OWI fatalities; vets in line for entrepreneurship aid; 7 more state news stories
crime and courts
A helping hand for ducks
Raiders state champs!
Raider hockey reaches state title game
Hudson wrestlers fall in state quarterfinals
Hudson hockey advances at state
Hudson author publishes first book
Houlton family standing by man's best friend on road to recovery
New gallery exhibition debuts at The Phipps, featuring local artists
Birkie canceled – but BirkieFest a success
A life lived inventing: Local scientist inducted into Inventors Hall of Fame
arts and entertainment
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 4/6/17 Public Hearing re: Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 2/13/17 Board Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF TROY: 4/13/17 Hearing - Rohl Trust rezone
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Proposals- Elevator Cab, Fixtures, Doors, etc.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Kathleen J. Slaten Estate; Case No. 17PR23
Dale A. Reschke, 52
Christopher D. Smith, 58
Galen O. Neubarth, 64
Arne V. Amundson, 92
Neala "Kay" Shager, 73
Can we talk? Healthier Together cannot be ignored
Letters: Give Trump a chance; Support for local candidates
Letters to the Editor for March 9, 2017
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Real Estate Showcase
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
Superintendent Views: On-going planning for short,long-term growth
Determining a long-term secondary space for learning solution continues to be a top priority for the Board of Education. Short-term plans have...
January 23, 2013 - 2:33pm
January 21, 2013
MARGARET'S MUSINGS: Guns, guns and more guns
My experience with guns is limited to say the least. As a child I know my dad had an old rifle tucked in the back of his closet. I never saw him shoot it and I had no idea then or now where the ammunition was or even if there was any in the house. Yet, even at a young age, that firearm...
January 21, 2013 - 11:23am
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
Hudson School District: High-schoolers build hope
It's time to share stories about teenagers today in order to give readers a positive picture of what Hudson High School staff members frequently...
January 17, 2013 - 8:00am
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
January 9, 2013
RANDY'S RAMBLINGS: Hudson firefighters deserve the community's gratitude
On New Year's Eve morning, Jim Frye and his wife, Lori, were planning to get out of town early to pay their son Daniel a visit in Rice Lake. Instead, the chief of the Hudson Fire Department spent the next few hours directing the response to a fire in a townhouse building on Hunter...
January 9, 2013 - 4:45pm
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 27, 2012
DAY BY DAY: A new year, a new calendar sounds like a good idea
I'm thinking 2013 might just turn out to be lucky. We REALLY get to start fresh. I mean according to the Mayans we shouldn't even be here. But if you don't take that all so literally, it might just mean we get to leave all the garbage behind and start again with a completely new...
December 27, 2012 - 11:23am
December 13, 2012
DOUG'S DIGGINGS: Christmas -- some things change; some do not
As we approach Christmas I tend to think about some of the events in my life when I was growing up in Hudson and Christmas -- it was a magical time of the year. We would spend every Christmas Eve with my mother's relatives in Hudson and pretty much every Christmas Day with my dad's...
December 13, 2012 - 9:41am
December 7, 2012
Doug's Diggings: The outcome was shocking!
Football can be strange game and nothing proved that more than the Wisconsin Badgers 70-31 victory over Nebraska Saturday night in the Big Ten Conference championship game. Oddly enough, I gave up on the Badgers. I figured they had no chance to defeat Nebraska.
December 7, 2012 - 10:35am
November 29, 2012
DAY BY DAY: Christmas wishes change after 60
My husband is a big believer in Christmas lists. He's just a big believer period, especially at this time of year. He loves Christmas and harangues the kids every year to get their lists for "Santa." They balk at the idea for good reason. He never likes what they put on them. The...
November 29, 2012 - 3:49pm
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
November 21, 2012
Margaret's Musings: Ask not...
In Wisconsin it was most likely a gray November day, the weather is not what I remember. As an 11-year-old, I remember the trembling voice that announced our president had been shot. I was in sixth grade and initially, we did not know if he was fatally wounded. This week, the 49th...
November 21, 2012 - 12:06pm
November 19, 2012
Hudson Schools: Thank you parent volunteers
The parents of Hudson students volunteer countless hours to support learning in and outside of the classroom. During this time of year when we...
November 19, 2012 - 9:20am