Skip to main content
Hudson Star Observer
Beavers busy chewing down trees on city-owned lots in Newport
Reactions mixed on water group recommendations — now what?
Hudson man charged with attacking sex offender with ax
Hunters find body along St. Croix River
Wisconsin roundup: State deer kill down 12 percent from last year’s opening weekend; more state news stories
crime and courts
Falcons open Page with sweep
Swimmers shine at state
Weird weather we're having. Can we move on from climate change denial?
Central one of state's biggest successes
Christenson's focus pays off
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
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 7/10/17 Board Meeting Minutes
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 6/12/17 Board Meeting Minutes
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 5/8/17 Board Meeting Minutes
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Marilyn J. Martin Estate, Case No. 17PR50
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 12/1/17, Case No. 17-CV-436, Mary Deborah Peterson
Philip M. LaVenture
Donald O. Antiel
Charlotte Ann Penfold
Thomas J. Haroldson
Dolores Anne (Payson) Dahl
Viewpoint: Facts or emotions?
Pastor column: Living life as a thank you gift to God
Viewpoint: 'Faces of Addiction and Recovery' came to the Capitol
Letters to the Editor: A comment on 'A View from an Economist'
Viewpoint: Supporting victim advocates
Real Estate Showcase
Real Estate Showcase Ad Submission
Real Estate Showcase current ads
Buy Our Photos
October 25, 2012
Not all is "buono" in Italia
My wife and I love to travel to Italy.
October 25, 2012 - 3:37pm
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