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Wisconsin roundup: Field of Dems seeking to oust Walker reaches single digits; more state news stories
WITC students lend hand in St. Croix County body-cam project
Wisconsin roundup: Marquette poll finds Walker leading potential election opponents; more state news stories
Body of evidence: St. Croix County poised for camera launch as legislation gets fresh look
CVTC expanding in River Falls
crime and courts
Holbrook steps down as UWRF women's basketball coach
Softball: Six Raiders named All-BRC
Raider shooters shine at state
Baseball: River Rats bitten by Cobras
ABC, Raider Pride football camps set dates
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
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids- Heggen St. Trail Improvements
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 5/14/18 Board Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF ST. JOSEPH:2018-19 Liquor License Applications
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Roger J. Lynn Estate; Case No. 18-PR-44
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 7/19/18, Case No. 18-CV-217
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
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Gerald A. Hoel
Jean Ann Glasbrenner
Bonnie Mae Babl Ion
Robert E. Gartmann
Doris "Dorie" Graham
Larry and Jan Fussell
August Bernard Henn
Letters to the editor: Feeding the fish; Now the elites are in utter turmoil
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!
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March 21, 2017
Nation's high court hears St. Croix County case (w/video)
Two side-by-side parcels of St. Croix County land were the focus of legal, practical and spirited debate Monday when the case went before the...
March 21, 2017 - 1:48pm
March 7, 2017
Two men charged with smuggling cigarettes over MN-WI border
Two Illinois men accused of smuggling unmarked cigarettes over state lines face felony charges in Washington County. Mohammad Abdul Majid and...
March 7, 2017 - 3:15pm
February 13, 2017
Nunez sentenced to life without parole
A St. Croix County judge on Monday sentenced Cristian D. Nunez to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Nunez, the 38-year-old convicted...
February 13, 2017 - 4:52pm
January 10, 2017
Supreme Court turns down Ventura appeals
WASHINGTON—U.S. Supreme Court justices reject former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's attempt to restore a $1.8 million award an appeals court gave him. Without comment, justices said on Monday, Jan. 9, they would not change a federal appeals court decision that erased a lower...
January 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
November 30, 2016
Foot chase in Roberts leads to arrest, charges
A western Wisconsin man was arrested after allegedly leading officers on a foot chase for nearly a mile Tuesday in Roberts. According to the...
November 30, 2016 - 3:23pm
November 23, 2016
Court: Republican gerrymandering in Wisconsin was unconstitutional
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Republicans in Wisconsin tilted district maps in their favor in order to hamper Democrats and ultimately win state elections...
November 23, 2016 - 11:00am
November 21, 2016
Wetterling killer sentenced to 20 years in prison
MINNEAPOLIS—Danny Heinrich, the man who confessed to killing Jacob Wetterling almost three decades ago, was sentenced to 20 years in prison...
November 21, 2016 - 11:33am
November 17, 2016
Wisconsin judge denies motion to keep 'Making a Murderer' nephew in prison
A federal judge in Wisconsin on Wednesday, Nov. 16, denied a motion aimed at stopping the release of Brendan Dassey, who was imprisoned for life for helping his uncle kill a freelance photographer in 2005 in a case spotlighted in the Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer." Dassey,...
November 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
October 21, 2016
Wisconsin man pleads guilty to supporting Islamic State
A Wisconsin man who had traveled to Turkey and Syria in 2014 to join the Islamic State militant group has pleaded guilty of attempting to support...
October 21, 2016 - 9:23am
September 6, 2016
UPDATE: Danny Heinrich admits to abduction, killing of Jacob Wetterling
MINNEAPOLIS — Danny Heinrich, the man who led authorities to the remains of Jacob Wetterling, admitted in U.S. District Court Tuesday, Sept....
September 6, 2016 - 1:55pm
Jacob Wetterling suspect Danny Heinrich appearing in court today
MINNEAPOLIS — Danny Heinrich, the man who led authorities to the remains of Jacob Wetterling, is expected to appear in U.S. District Court...
September 6, 2016 - 11:40am
May 30, 2016
Ten years - and counting; drug court addresses tough issues
The members of St. Croix County’s drug court don’t shy away from the tough stuff. “These are incredibly challenging cases,” said Liesl Nelson, attorney manager for the state Public Defender’s Office, and one of several officials who serve on the drug court. The participants...
May 30, 2016 - 11:56am
May 26, 2016
Court of Appeals throws out gun-toting man's conviction in county
WAUSAU -- Last week a state appeals court threw out a St. Croix County conviction of a man arrested for walking near a Somerset school while carrying a loaded semi-automatic rifle on his back and a loaded handgun on his hip. The District III Court of Appeals ruled that Judge Scott...
May 26, 2016 - 10:42am
May 22, 2016
Editorial: Courts get it right for newspapers, public
More than three years ago, former Star-Observer and Rivertowns Publisher Steve Dzubay decided to stand up for open records and the right of the public to access information that he and this newspaper felt should rightfully be placed in the public realm.
May 22, 2016 - 11:46am
May 8, 2016
Deputy DA running for District Attorney
Michael Nieskes is hoping to become the first prosecutor since the 1980s not named Eric Johnson to hold the title of St. Croix County attorney....
May 8, 2016 - 9:28am