Skip to main content
Hudson Star Observer
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Hudson Women’s Club: 100 years of service and fellowship
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Traffic problems lead to suspension of Final Stretch triathlon
Wisconsin roundup: Two flooding-related deaths reported; license plates, prosecutors among proposals on budget chopping block; 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Willow River to become area’s first water trail
Mustangs hand Raiders first loss
Hunter safety class registration set for Sept. 13 in Somerset
Raiders top Spartans in battle of unbeatens
HHS senior opens up about depression
Gregory’s Gift of Hope will host microchip clinic Sept. 24
The conversation about mental health is opening up
Hudson Scoutmaster has 50 years of service
Hudson woman competes in Miss Wisconsin USA
arts and entertainment
ST CROIX CO. HIGHWAY DEPT: Public Notice- Misc. Signs in Right-of-Way
CITY OF HUDSON: Liquor License Application - St. Croix Grill
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Lee H. Orlowski Estate; Case No. 16PR69
PROBATE ORDER: Janice A. Lillyblad Estate; Case No. 16PR70
Proposed Monopole Tower in vicinity of 726 Hwy. 12, Hudson
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Dr. James L. "Doc" Wallace, 90
Brian A. Anderson
The ‘new normal’ is routine
Allow me to reintroduce ourselves
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
Real Estate Showcase
October 5, 2009
Water usage down in state
Wisconsinites are using less water. The state Public Service Commission said the average residential water customer used 56,000 gallons last year - down from 60,000 gallons in 2004. PSC chairman Eric Callisto said its shows that water conservation efforts are gaining momentum. Plover...
October 5, 2009 - 9:00am
May 15, 2009
Randy's Ramblings: The mayor is showing green tendencies
I've been pleasantly surprised by Mayor Dean Knudson's commitment to environmental responsibility. The mayor is an avowed conservative, and the most vocal conservatives, paradoxically, haven't shown much interest in conserving nature. Some are openly derisive of environmentalists...
May 15, 2009 - 1:19am
May 1, 2009
Letter: Appreciated Kind support
Dear Editor, Our community should know about new legislation, championed by Congressman Ron Kind, (Wisconsin's Third Congressional District) which will preserve a critical tool for land conservation in our area. The Conservation Easement Incentive Act, H.R. 1831, extends a 2006...
May 1, 2009 - 1:33am
November 27, 2008
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 12/4/08 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
St. Croix County Land and Water Resource Management Plan (LWRMP) The St. Croix County Land and Water Conservation Committee will hold a public hearing to accept comments and questions regarding the St. Croix County Land and Water Resource Management Plan. The public hearing will...
November 27, 2008 - 12:00am
August 29, 2008
Water expert speaks on sustainability at Phipps
Jennifer Greene of the Water Research Institute in Blue Hill, Maine, will present a lecture entitled "Water's Own Voice: Our Key for Re-envisioning the Future" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.
August 29, 2008 - 12:00am
August 25, 2008
Conservation area near Maiden Rock is open to public, but known to few
MAIDEN ROCK -- Preserved forever. That's the status of Pine Creek park, a 10-acre nature area off Highway 35 just east of Maiden Rock. The public is welcome to roam this unusual piece of land, though to call it a park might be stretching things. It has no amenities -- no outhouse,...
August 25, 2008 - 12:00am
July 9, 2008
Birders want state to take steps to protect vital lands
KENOSHA -- Conservationists have identified some Wisconsin areas vital to birds and hope the state will take the next step to protect the lands. The Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative has identified 86 important bird areas around Wisconsin.
July 9, 2008 - 12:00am
May 22, 2008
Wisconsin's wolf population stalls after years of growth
Wisconsin's wolf population stopped growing over the past year after steady growth for more than a decade. The Department of Natural Resources reported Tuesday that the state's estimated population is between 537 and 564 wolves, down just a tick from the 540 to 577 wolves estimated...
May 22, 2008 - 12:00am
Volunteers pull out exotic species to enhance beach
A group of 15 volunteer scuba divers from St. Croix Scuba in Hudson gathered at the beach on Perch Lake Saturday morning to pull Eurasian watermilfoil. The exotic and invasive species was first noticed in the lake around 2001. "We try to get in three pulls a season," said Bob Heise,...
May 22, 2008 - 12:00am
May 1, 2008
Mayor wants to reduce city's energy consumption
Hudson Mayor Dean Knudson has announced a goal of reducing the city government's per capita consumption of energy by 10 percent over the next two years. Knudson stated the goal at an April 21 City Council meeting in which he also said he would establish an energy task force to look...
May 1, 2008 - 12:00am
February 15, 2008
Woodland Trails: Urbanization threatens St. Croix County wildlife
Trophy. It means different things to different people. Aldo Leopold talked about a trophy as, "The pleasure they give is, or should be, in the seeking as well as in the getting. The trophy, whether it be a birds egg, a mess of trout, a basket of mushrooms, the photograph of a bear,...
February 15, 2008 - 12:00am
December 21, 2007
OWLs donate $17,000 to state park
The Willow River State Park's friends group, the Organization for Wildlife Learning, recently donated $17,000 for continued environmental programming and staff at the park. The state's Natural Resources Board accepted the gift at its December meeting. Board chair Christine Thomas...
December 21, 2007 - 12:00am
December 14, 2007
State seeks to hire new foresters
Jan. 4, 2008, is the deadline to apply for entry-level forestry positions with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The DNR Division of Forestry is planning to hire eight to 12 entry-level foresters. Successful candidates will have an opportunity to "turn their passion...
December 14, 2007 - 12:00am