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Hampton opens doors in Hudson
Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
Bauer, Maplethorpe appointed to CVTC Board
Project SPARK is looking for another great idea
crime and courts
Raiders rally to top Arrowhead
River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
Carpenter Art Festival returns Aug. 27
Dancing with the Hudson Stars is back again
Hudson Siblings to serve abroad in mission program
WATCH: Looking back at the 2016 St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
arts and entertainment
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 9/10/16 at Somerset Mini Storage
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance 19-16
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cynthia F. Lichty Estate; Case No. 16-PR-61
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Jennell Bond, 30
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Quitting the circus, or goodbye to show business
Editorial: Courts get it right for newspapers, public
Our View: State still among worst for drunken driving
Day by Day: To everything there is a season, but this has been a touch spring
Real Estate Showcase
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
July 4, 2012
Margaret's Musings: A great week to read the Declaration of Independence
I wrote a column, actually more than one, in which I attempted to respond to my colleague's rant against me. However, like the letter you write...
July 4, 2012 - 8:41am
June 29, 2012
Jon's Jottings: Wanda Plourde is special to St. Croix County vets
After 27 years of full-time work in the St. Croix County Veterans Service Office, Wanda Plourde has retired. She will be missed by a lot of vets,...
June 29, 2012 - 8:40am
June 28, 2012
Book Report: Author revels in fine details
Oh, shucks, thought I. Sara Rath has given up on non-fiction and has taken to penning novels when I received the Spring Green author's "The Waters...
June 28, 2012 - 12:51pm
June 21, 2012
You can hear the crack of the bat
In one sense, baseball is a game of numbers, numbers involving runs batted in, earned run averages, singles, two-baggers, homers, attendance...
June 21, 2012 - 9:55am
June 18, 2012
Book Report: Genre readers are going for smut
Extra! Extra! Late breaking news from the publishing industry. And it's not good news. In a recent issue of New York magazine reporter Jessica...
June 18, 2012 - 8:56am
June 14, 2012
Doug's Diggings: Recall wrap; centennial success
Everyone is happy that the recall election is over. I'm with the crowd, but there are a couple of statistical items that might be of interest to a few regarding the local recall election numbers. As was reported last week, Gov. Scott Walker won St. Croix County pretty handily (20,884-13,172)....
June 14, 2012 - 7:59am
June 7, 2012
Book Report: Guess I didn't know her that well
I was very happy to receive "Walking the Rails," by Ethel Erickson Radner (available at iUniverse.com; barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com, $13.95...
June 7, 2012 - 1:26pm
Day By Day: Tall tales and the truth are always a tricky combination
Oh my--where to begin. My colleague's column last week has put me in mind of several things including the "Really ?" sketch from Saturday Night Live, some grim Wisconsin history and several old children's stories. Let's start with "Really?" I'm not thinking the communist threat...
June 7, 2012 - 8:54am