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Wis. dam breach to bring rise in St. Croix River
Wisconsin roundup: Wis. National Guard troops head to southern U.S. border; more state news stories
St. Croix County man charged with sexually assaulting child
Wisconsin roundup: Flooding expected into Thursday after heavy storms; more state news stories
Flooding closes highways in northern Wisconsin
crime and courts
Meyer wins state bunker trap
Potter honored at Augustana
Tourney champs at New Richmond
Rosemount Tourney champs
Trap Shooting: Persinger top shooter at Western finals
Hudson native continues 75 years of Navy Seabee tradition
Coloring contest winners get prizes from Hudson Fire Department
Christmas Tour of Homes is puttin' on the glitz
PHOTOS: Hudson Rotary hosts annual Halloween parade
Pastoral viewpoint: The grace to let others help us
arts and entertainment
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Resolution 2018-03 - Compliance Maint. Report
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: May 1, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance No. 14-18 (Bow Hunting)
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance No. 15-18 (Waterfront Vision)
TOWN OF HUDSON: 7/10/18 Hearing - Rezone Request
New chiro moves into Hudson Headache office
Photo: Down goes the dog track
Corbin's Cup Golf Tournament for BRIDGE set for July 26
Visitors spent $48 million in Hudson in 2017
When Community is Family
Place a Business Announcement
Jean Ann Glasbrenner
Gerald A. Hoel
Bonnie Mae Babl Ion
Robert E. Gartmann
Doris "Dorie" Graham
August Bernard Henn
Letters to the editor: We have no legal fees; Guaranteeing paid family leave
Pastor column: A challenge for Fathers Day
Daniel Bruch column: Resetting our moral compass
Hudson Library column: Calling all wizards!
Work hard, pray harder column: Time to catch up
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September 2, 2015
Get me the manager! A reluctant angler stumbles on the best week of his life
When the sumac starts turning red, the evening light subtly changes and the first fall chills blow in from the northwest, I always think of one of the coolest things my dad ever did for me. He got me out of third grade for a week so just the two of us could go fishing at a perfect...
September 2, 2015 - 11:01am
August 22, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Politics and its influence on local elections
I’ve heard a lot of comments in recent months and years how local politics have become very partisan. To be honest, I believe it is much more openly partisan than it was years ago. Maybe in the past, it was there, but just hidden behind the scenes. Today we have political parties...
August 22, 2015 - 12:47pm
August 16, 2015
Randy's Ramblings: My affection for newspapers has roots
My aunt Loraine died in April at the age of 94. Loraine was my mother Harriet’s favorite sister. From the stories I’ve heard, they were...
August 16, 2015 - 12:04pm
August 15, 2015
Bob's Banter: Always more fun when you’re in on the joke
Ever share an inside joke with 8,500 other people? If you’ve ever been to a St. Paul Saints game you probably have. And I did last Saturday night at their beautiful new ballpark—CHS Field—in St. Paul’s Lowertown. Not only was I in on the joke, I got to enjoy it while...
August 15, 2015 - 11:27am
August 11, 2015
Day by Day: Buying a car ranks right up there with a colonoscopy
You may not have felt the earth move over the weekend but I assure you there were tremors. It is just what happens every 25 years or so when the Heatons buy a new car. “New” of course is relative but for the first time in our 44-year marriage, we are actually getting a model...
August 11, 2015 - 11:28am
August 5, 2015
Get Me the Manager: Madison lay-off begs the question: For whom does the bell toll next?
Everybody knows the “boil a frog in cold water” story, right -– the one where the heat gets turned up so gradually that all of a sudden it’s too late to escape? I’m wondering whether it’s getting to that point with my profession. My latest wake-up call came when...
August 5, 2015 - 11:25am
July 18, 2015
Get me the manager! Who knows what lurks in the human soul? Ask an orangutan
I’m not sure I should confess this, but I keep ape art in my home. I have since about 2010. Actually, it’s my girlfriend Kathy’s...
July 18, 2015 - 3:27pm
July 12, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Television stars dropped into town in July 1990
As we all know – not all television shows succeed. I was reminded of that when I was glancing through a Star-Observer from July 12, 1990. The front page story was about Tim Conway and Henry Winkler visiting Hudson for the taping of segment for a “new” ABC television show...
July 12, 2015 - 11:27am
June 26, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Visiting, hiking the Colorado Rockies
My wife and I visited Colorado last week and enjoyed some great weather while hiking in the Colorado Rockies. What made the trip interesting...
June 26, 2015 - 9:52am
June 21, 2015
The Cub Reporter: England and America: Two countries speaking the same language
The differences in the English language between the U.S. and England can be striking. The same term can mean two completely different things. This can lead to misunderstanding. For example, lemonade in England is not the lemon-flavored drink; it is 7-Up/Sprite/Sierra Mist. For...
June 21, 2015 - 10:11am
June 20, 2015
Randy's Ramblings: Wisconsin’s watchdog bureau is under attack
Out here on the western frontier of Wisconsin — 19 miles from downtown Hudson to the Minnesota State Capitol, and 243 miles to the Wisconsin Capitol — it’s hard to keep up on events in Madison unless you’re really trying. Being within the orbit of Twin Cities newspapers...
June 20, 2015 - 10:07am
June 16, 2015
Day by Day: June brings memories of a very special gardener
As a kid growing up we had two large gardens -- the vegetable garden by the pond and the sandhill which was reserved for close to a hundred tomato plants and ten or so hills of melons. Those gardens were the source of a lot of our food and God knows I love food, but I hated those...
June 16, 2015 - 12:37pm
May 29, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Graduation flashback!
As we approach another Hudson High School graduation I decided to take a peek at a couple of back issues of the Hudson Star-Observer – May 26 and June 2, 1966. That happens to be the year I graduated from Hudson High School. Before I have a flashback to 1966, however, I would...
May 29, 2015 - 11:18am
May 26, 2015
Poetic lines 300 years old still resonate
Alexander Pope was born in London, this day in 1688. A sickly child and a Roman Catholic to boot, Pope overcame physical and social obstacles to become the first poet in the English language to earn a living writing — a very good living. Ridiculed for his religion and for...
May 26, 2015 - 11:13am
May 24, 2015
Randy's Ramblings: County voters spoke – again and again and again
I’d say the residents of St. Croix County made their wishes known. On the November 2008 election ballot they were asked: “Should St. Croix County continue to operate a public nursing home if property tax dollars are needed to fund its operation?” A resounding 27,428-to-14,769...
May 24, 2015 - 11:57am