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CITY OF HUDSON: 12/16/14 Special Council Meeting Minutes
CITY OF HUDSON: 12/15/14 Council Meeting Minutes
CITY OF HUDSON: 12/1/14 Council Meeting Minutes
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 12/15/14 Special Board Meeting Minutes
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 1/8/15 Special Board Meeting Minutes
Judith Boysen, 76
Betty M. DeLong, 79
Jo Ann Moelter, 67
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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
May 14, 2013
Body found along the St. Croix in Lakeland
A badly decomposed body was found on the shore of the St. Croix River in Lakeland, Minn. on Tuesday, May 14 around 11:30 a.m. According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the body was reported found near the 900 block of Quentin Ave. S.. Deputies found the body and reported...
May 14, 2013 - 3:19pm
SCC mourns loss of students
The St. Croix Central School District is mourning the loss of two high school students. According to a statement by high school Principal Glen Webb on the district's website, sophomore Erika Borgstrom, 16, and senior Dakotah Coach, 18, took their own lives in the early morning hours...
May 14, 2013 - 9:06am
May 13, 2013
NGI plea expected in school arson case
The man accused of setting fire to a Roberts school will likely enter a not guilty by reason of insanity plea, said his attorney Monday (May 13). During a brief hearing Monday afternoon, St.
May 13, 2013 - 4:31pm
May 8, 2013
Bill limiting junk-food purchases with food stamps passes Assembly; Heroin use spikes in mid-Wisconsin; more state news
The state Assembly has voted to make Wisconsin the first state to force food stamp recipients to spend most of their benefits on healthy food. The...
news / government
May 8, 2013 - 9:07am
May 6, 2013
Officials aim to control Stillwater bridge lifts to avoid congestion; Passenger dog found after owner dies in semi crash; more briefs
Officials in Stillwater, Minn., hope to avoid traffic congestion in their downtown by putting new limits on the times a lift bridge to Wisconsin can go up and down to accommodate boats. Under current rules, the Stillwater Lift Bridge can move up to 22 times on weekdays and 21 times...
May 6, 2013 - 9:28am
May 3, 2013
Accused arsonist arrested, charged
Bond was set at $100,000 cash Friday afternoon for a 24-year-old Roberts man charged with setting the fire that caused $1.5 million in damage to the St. Croix Central Elementary School Tuesday. Justin W. Nelson, 46 Frank St., Roberts, was arrested late Thursday afternoon by Roberts...
May 3, 2013 - 3:03pm
St. Paul man identified as likely scam artist
A man that has been frequenting Hudson stores in recent weeks asking people for gas money appears to have been identified. Police caught up with the 29-year-old St. Paul man at Family Fresh Market after an employee of Hudson County Market reported that he had been there asking for...
crime and courts / news
May 3, 2013 - 10:11am
Our View: The system worked in the Schaffhausen trial
Now that the Aaron Schaffhausen trial is complete, we believe those associated with the trial in St. Croix County should be recognized. This trial represented one of -- if not the most -- heinous crimes ever seen in western Wisconsin. We are still amazed that the trial and story...
opinion / editorials
May 3, 2013 - 10:02am