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Hanley Road will be 3 lanes
Wisconsin roundup: Group says proposed change would protect bad landlords; more state news stories
Life on the mend: Rescued dogs adapt to new homes
UW-River Falls to host seminar on marketing livestock
Zimmerman: Reward teachers who perform, set good examples
crime and courts
Young Raiders still learning
Wrestlers roll over North
Boys skate to fifth straight
Girls skate past Superior
Girls bounce back after loss
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
SUMMONS: WITC v. Melissa Marie Johnson; Case No. 17-SC-345 (Washburn Co.)
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance No. 19-17 Unlawful Use of Drones
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Resolution No. 2017-09 (North End Road)
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Resolution No. 2017-08 (Budget & Tax Levy)
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 1/3/18, Case No. 17-CV-514, Jesus Bergstrom Emerson
Tomas L. Palmsteen
Mary Jane Bohl
Richard Joseph Lasiuk
Friday is 'Light Up Night' in Hudson
Viewpoint: Poor broadband access puts rural areas at a disadvantage
Library column: With a grateful heart...
Work hard, pray harder: Recognizing trauma
Letters to the editor: Choose the minority; Negative strong-hold on Hudson
Column: How do we respond to letters to the editor?
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December 10, 2017
Column: How do we respond to letters to the editor?
"Please stop publishing letters about (X). We don't want to read negative opinions in our local newspaper." "When you print people's horrible...
December 10, 2017 - 8:00am
November 20, 2017
Weird weather we're having. Can we move on from climate change denial?
I've often wondered how people deny the overwhelming scientific evidence that our planet is warming, weather world-wide is getting weird and...
November 20, 2017 - 2:02pm
November 10, 2017
The nose knows: Olfactory perception in animals
The great jazzman and comedian Jimmy Durante was known for his schnozzola, a huge zucchini of a proboscis. He said "Da nose knows." Despite his...
November 10, 2017 - 12:19pm
October 25, 2017
Column: Drop-off debacles affect parents, too
The dreaded drop-off. As parents, we've all experienced it. Whether it's for work, a vacation or a night away, the drop-off is inevitable. Sooner...
October 25, 2017 - 8:54am
October 14, 2017
Wild Side column: Sweetness attracts stingers
Our apple crop last year was near zero because the blossoms were killed by late-spring frosts. This year our orchard produced an abundance of...
October 14, 2017 - 2:45pm
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.
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