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K9-Playtime brings country-style dog fun to the city
Ex-con who allegedly burgled RF businesses, still on the run; Burke attacks Walker over state's revenue woes; 9 more Wisconsin stories
Obama returning to Milwaukee for Laborfest; 110 votes missing in state Senate primary recount; 13 more state new items
Two rescued from fiery Hudson crash
St. Croix County committee says stick with administrator
crime and courts
Raiders blank Chanhassen for second straight win
Hudson’s Beinlich chases world wrestling championship -- at age 56
Raiders hold off Minnetonka in football opener
Former Raider Ben Gresmer will play pro ball in Portugal
Jeremy Cook wins Pepper Fest 10K by more than 9 minutes
Hudson chef makes it to final ‘American Grilled’ challenge
Tom Brinsko rides across America
Pepper Fest spaghetti, hot-pepper eating champs crowned
2015 Pepper Festival royalty crowned in North Hudson
Hudson man competes on ‘American Grilled’ episode
arts and entertainment
Karl James Butterbrodt, 56
Joseph M. Stephens, 53
Edna Evenson Atwood, 92
Theresa Lund, 68
Alex P. Johnson, 20
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 9/17/14, Case No. 14-CV-388, Karl Gaines
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 9/11/14, Case No. 14-CV-371, Gifted Tatum-McRaven
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/9/14 Annual Meeting
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - Gasoline & Diesel Fuel
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 9/9/14 Public Hearing -Grekoff/ Wolf variance
Doug's Diggings: No drones – yet – in the Star-Observer news department
June 18, 2013
Summer gets off to cold start; Mom suspected of trying to asphyxiate four kids; Woman accuses John Menard of extortion, demanding sex; more state news
Summer officially begins this week, and yet, it was one degree above freezing in Superior this morning. Most of Wisconsin was in the 40's and 50's, but a couple spots in the north cooled down to the 30's after a boisterous cold front went through. Northwest Wisconsin had heavy thunderstorms...
news / business
June 18, 2013 - 9:21am
June 13, 2013
Thieves take mail; police chief issues warning
Mail was stolen from a mailbox in the 1500 block of Laurel Avenue at about 8:15 a.m.
June 13, 2013 - 4:04pm
June 12, 2013
Charges: Hudson man 'couldn't resist' stealing golf equipment from Woodbury store
Washington County prosecutors allege a Hudson man helped himself to more than $1,000 worth of golf equipment at a Woodbury store. The suspect, 66-year-old Donald Voorhees, "stated that security at Golf Galaxy was pretty lax and that he could not resist the opportunity," according...
crime and courts / news
June 12, 2013 - 9:07am
June 10, 2013
Reward offered for information on corrections office fire
MADISON -- The Hudson Police Department and the State Fire Marshal's Office at the Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) announced today that the Wisconsin Arson Insurance Council is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to...
news / government
June 10, 2013 - 3:35pm
June 5, 2013
DNR continues bear investigation
With the help of reward donations, the DNR continues to investigate the shooting death of a black bear near Star Prairie while it was apparently hibernating. DNR Warden Paul Sickman said a total of $1,750 has been put up including $500 from Star Prairie Fish and Game, $500 from...
sports / outdoors
June 5, 2013 - 11:54am
Prescott man robbed at knifepoint in Newport
NEWPORT - Police say a man was robbed at knifepoint last week after he went to a secluded area of Newport to meet another male for sex. Police...
June 5, 2013 - 10:48am
June 4, 2013
Kenosha businessman slain in Jamaica; Joint Finance mulls tax cut, plus more state news
MAUSTON -- A Wisconsin Air National Guard member is jailed under a $2 million bond after being charged with killing a woman and wounding another in a shooting in Mauston. Cody Treul, 29, is accused of killing Gayle Howland, also 29, and Ebony Lasher, 23, both of Mauston. Lasher...
news / politics
June 4, 2013 - 8:32am
June 3, 2013
Update: Driver rams into corrections office, starts fire with incendiary bomb
Early Monday morning an unidentified person drove his or her vehicle into the front of the Wisconsin Community Corrections office and then lobbed a device into the office to start a fire. The person is also suspected of slashing the tires on several state vehicles parked outside...
June 3, 2013 - 9:24am
May 31, 2013
Funnel cloud spotted near Janesville; Passersby rescue trapped man; Excel asks for 6.5% rate hike; More state news
Wisconsinites are cleaning up from a second straight day of severe weather. The National Weather Service said a funnel cloud was spotted in Janesville just after 7 p.m. yesterday. About 40 minutes later, officials reported a 10-mile swath of tree damage to the east between Delavan...
news / government
May 31, 2013 - 9:22am
May 30, 2013
Taxpayers likely to help pay back big unemployment obligation; State Guardsman will receive Silver Star; more state news
MADISON -- Wisconsin taxpayers would help employers pay back a large debt in the state's unemployment benefit fund, under a budget measure endorsed Wednesday. The Joint Finance Committee endorsed $26 million in general taxes - plus increases for employers and new limits on benefits...
news / politics
May 30, 2013 - 9:50am
May 22, 2013
Nation's fallen law enforcement officers remembered
A memorial service was held Tuesday evening, May 14, in the Hudson High School auditorium to honor the nation's law enforcement officers who...
news / government
May 22, 2013 - 11:47am
Editorial: 'Drunkest state' - it's no joke
Stating the problem is easy. Finding the solution isn't. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone to deny that drunken driving is a huge problem in Wisconsin. But so far we've made little or no progress in reversing the deadly and embarrassing statistics. Statewide, 225 people died...
opinion / editorials
May 22, 2013 - 9:57am
May 17, 2013
Job situation: Back on track or derailed?; Wood-cutting accident caused wildfire that burned over 8,000 acres; more briefs
Wisconsin's job picture is either exciting or lackluster, depending on which political party you believe. Republicans call these "exciting times," after the government's most complete employer survey showed that Wisconsin created 62,000 jobs in Gov.
May 17, 2013 - 8:58am
May 16, 2013
Body found Tuesday along St. Croix River is identified
The body found on the shore of the St. Croix River in Lakeland, Minn., on Tuesday, May 14 has been identified as Donald Duane Marklowitz Jr., 55. According to the Washington County Sheriff's office, Marklowitz was last seen in Hudson on April 1. The exact cause of death is still...
May 16, 2013 - 8:46pm
May 15, 2013
Hwy. 35 crash results in injury, citation
The commute home to River Falls at the intersection of southbound Hwy. 35 and Radio Road was slowed late Tuesday afternoon, May 14, by a car vs. motorcycle collision. The injured motorcyclist, Michael D. Fisher, Jr., 33, Hammond, was heading south toward River Falls when a 1996 Honda...
news / accidents
May 15, 2013 - 10:01am