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School board moves forward on $100 million referendum
Ashley Furniture says $6M tax break will go to Arcadia flood control; same-sex marriage arguments today; 10 more Wisconsin stories
November levy-hike referendum set by St. Joseph Town Board
Hudson and county continue to be among fastest growing in Wisconsin
City Council agrees to provide second school liaison officer
crime and courts
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
Raiders open season Friday at home against Minnetonka
Pepper Fest spaghetti, hot-pepper eating champs crowned
2015 Pepper Festival royalty crowned in North Hudson
Hudson man competes on ‘American Grilled’ episode
Jordan Loken crowned Pepper Fest queen; Ken Merchak is king
Degenerative brain disease changes everything for area realtor
arts and entertainment
Theresa Lund, 68
Joseph M. Stephens, 53
Karl James Butterbrodt, 56
Edna Evenson Atwood, 92
Marie Knott, 98
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - Annual Contract For Fire Inspection Services
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
Doug's Diggings: No drones – yet – in the Star-Observer news department
July 2, 2013
Racial slurs ignite dike fight
A fight that included racial slurs and the threat of a gun ended in the arrest of three men at the end of the dike road in Lakefront Park Sunday night. According to Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen, police responded to a call around 7 p.m. involving a group of Caucasian men who were...
news / crime and courts
July 2, 2013 - 11:48am
June 27, 2013
Federal agents, police raid Smokedale Tobacco shop in Hudson
The Hudson Police Department assisted U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration task force from Minnesota in executing a search warrant Wednesday morning at the Smokedale Tobacco shop at 1525 Coulee Road, Police Chief Marty Jensen has confirmed. The police chief responded to an inquiry...
news / crime and courts
June 27, 2013 - 4:34pm
Hudson Subway robbed, suspect in surveilance photo
The Hudson Subway store, 1920 Crest View Dr., was robbed Tuesday night. The photo shows the robber. According to Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen, the suspect is a dark skinned white male, about 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a long sleeve flannel shirt over a white...
June 27, 2013 - 4:06pm
State of emergency declared for St. Croix; Mudslide dumps truckloads of soil on Eau Claire highway; Lightning strikes boy on motorcycle; more state news
Gov. Scott Walker declared a state of emergency Wednesday in St. Croix and six other counties hardest hit by torrential rains and floods over the past week. The seven counties are St. Croix, Grant, Crawford, Vernon, Richland, Iowa and Ashland. Walker toured Boscobel in Grant...
news / government
June 27, 2013 - 10:05am
June 25, 2013
Heroin in Hudson: a community crisis
Public forum scheduled for July 18 The growing use of heroin in Hudson and the tragic consequences that go along with that will be the subject of a public forum on Thursday, July 18 at First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Vine St., sponsored by the Hudson Community Foundation. The...
news / education
June 25, 2013 - 2:19pm
Lawmaker tinkering with DNA bill caused problems, AG says; Weather bungs up corn planting; more state briefs
MADISON -- Wisconsin’s attorney general says a last-minute budget change will only confuse police officers as they take DNA samples from those arrested for felonies before convictions. One of the most heavily-publicized budget measures called for an extra 68,000 DNA samples each...
news / region
June 25, 2013 - 9:51am
June 24, 2013
Ashland says mining company must front money for expenses; Bill would require burial for aborted fetuses; Wausau gay rights march goes on without a hitch; more state news
The Ashland County Board has approved two measures designed to protect taxpayers for infrastructure costs related to Gogebic Taconite’s proposed iron ore mine. The company would have to pay Ashland County $100,000 upfront and then keep a minimum balance of $50,000 to reimburse...
news / crime and courts
June 24, 2013 - 10:15am
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