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Lawmakers seek to solve Murr property dispute through legislation
O'Connell acquires Hill, Cashman Hill funeral homes
Wisconsin roundup: Trump says Wis. wouldn’t get Foxconn ‘if I didn’t get elected’; more state news stories
St. Croix Crossing to open Aug. 2 with ceremony
crime and courts
Booster Football registration open
Willow River State Park receives rare opportunity
Lewis grinding in Cape Cod League
Hudson Tennis Association gets a boost
Happy to help: Former Raider great back at camp
Chuck & Don’s selects nonprofits for annual fundraiser
Area artists display talent at ArtReach's annual Members Show
Pepper Fest is set for Aug. 18-20
Students build connection between Hudson, Arlington National Cemetery
Civil War encampment & ice cream social is July 22
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Gary Feucht Estate; Case No. 17-PR-74
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 8/8/17 Public Hearing - Raley variance
WI DNR: Public Hearing Notice - Village of Roberts, WPDES Permit
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: August 5, 2017 at Carefree Self-Storage, Hudson, WI
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 8/15/17, Case No. 17-CV-288, Zayden Plahn
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March 11, 2017
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Dear Carol: My mother lives in an assisted living facility. She has arthritic pain and is in the early stages of Alzheimer's, but she usually...
March 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
February 1, 2017
Retirement in a world of 'alternate facts'
I used to tell some whoppers when I was a kid and don't really know why. My mom was a champion at it so I think I got it from her.
February 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
May 14, 2016
Day by Day: To everything there is a season, but this has been a touch spring
I think by now that anyone who reads this column knows how I feel about change. ...I don’t like it, not usually anyway. While I have been thinking about my own retirement in about a year, I hadn’t given much thought to the fact that my friends and colleagues around my age might...
May 14, 2016 - 9:50am
May 10, 2016
Notes from the dockside: A rainy night
It was Sunday, the second day of the Minnesota fishing season. Fishing is always a bit slower on the second day. The day before on the Opener the lake and fish were subjected to an armada of boats and probably thousands of fishermen. A great many fish were caught and probably many...
May 10, 2016 - 10:08am
April 29, 2016
Doug's Diggings: My counterfeit 'Rolex' watch
I might be getting up there in years, but I'm still a bit naive on some subjects. One of those is counterfeiting. Growing up, when anybody talked about counterfeiting, I assumed they were talking about the guy printing $20 bills in the basement of his home. I seldom get sucked into...
April 29, 2016 - 1:14pm
April 23, 2016
Day By Day: Traveling is a little trickier than it used to be
Despite my penchant for vacation disasters, our recent trip to Boston to see our son and his wife and dogsit the precious Penny, their 10-year-old Old English bulldog, went pretty well. Of course, we did have our rental car towed and weathered some gale force winds on Cape Cod, but...
April 23, 2016 - 11:09am
April 16, 2016
Doug's Diggings: Some post-election thoughts
The April 5 election is over and everyone is probably breathing a sigh of relief -- I know I am! There are people happy with the results and people who are unhappy. I am always intrigued with the April elections because they determine who will hold office in our own city, village,...
April 16, 2016 - 8:07am
April 10, 2016
Notes from the dockside: Good to get out
Although our winter has been mild by Wisconsin standards it still was a long winter. Perhaps it is a matter of age. It seems the older I get the longer winters become. The Bass Queen and I escaped winter by going to Mexico for eight days in the last of February and early March. A...
April 10, 2016 - 2:36pm
Get me the manager! A post mortem on elections
As I write this on Election Day morning, I have absolutely no idea how Hudson's school referendum will shake out. Will all three referendum questions pass? Will just one pass? Two out of three? Or will they all fail? I do know this, though, 15 hours or so before all the ballots are...
April 10, 2016 - 8:13am
April 2, 2016
Open Mike: International campfire memories rekindled
It’s funny how small the world can get some days. That occurred to me after bombs went off in Brussels. Mind you, I’ve never been to Belgium. Not even close. Yet I couldn’t help but wonder if some guys I encountered a couple years ago might have been victim to the horror. A...
April 2, 2016 - 11:27am
March 26, 2016
Doug's Diggings: A look at Disney with grandkids
The bad news, this is the first time in close to 20 years that I didn’t get to Florida for spring training. The good news -- I did get to Florida, but instead of Fort Myers, my wife and I went with my oldest son Donovan and his wife Michele and two children (Connor and John) to...
March 26, 2016 - 3:03pm
March 18, 2016
The Campbell Scoop: It’s your government and it’s your right to know
You have the right to know. Much like your right to speak freely without fear of government intervention, or your right to worship whatever deity you choose, or for the more sordid of us, your right to face due process in legal battles and have a jury decide your fate, you have the...
March 18, 2016 - 3:20pm
March 13, 2016
Get me the manager! A torn school reporter's lament: Stop me before I vote again?
Should I write today about the upcoming schools referendum? Or should I write about baseball instead? Maybe I should write about something else. Maybe Friday the 13th, which arrives on Sunday this month? How about presidential politics? Nah, that would only make people depressed....
March 13, 2016 - 8:54am
March 6, 2016
Doug's Diggings: You don’t have to be Swedish...
There are plenty of people of Scandinavian descent in our readership area -- I’m one of them. In fact, all four of my grandparents found their way to this country from Sweden in the late 1800s. I’ve always considered myself an American and haven’t taken the time to look into...
March 6, 2016 - 2:25pm
February 28, 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Madison is grabbing power from local governments
I remember when conservatives were the defenders of local control. That was when Democrats had some power in Madison. Now, with Republicans in charge of the Legislature and Scott Walker in the governor’s office the tables have turned. State Rep. Katrina Shankland, a Democrat from...
February 28, 2016 - 9:43am