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ThunderWillow adds yarn nook to art features
Nancy Toll: helping others navigate the bumps in the road
St. Croix Crossing could open as early as August, supervisors hear
Sue Gherty retires from family's practice
Hudson woman, others charged after drug bust
crime and courts
Raiders barrel into sectional
Raider wrestlers punch ticket to state
Raiders reclaim No. 1 ranking
Girls' hockey climbs to top
Raiders claim BRC/DSC title
Nancy Toll: helping others navigate the bumps in the road
Hot Air Affair is tradition for Hudson, pilots
Moon Glow lights up the night
Looking back: 2017 Hudson Hot Air Affair
Photos: Hot Air Affair parade
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STORAGE SALE NOTICE: March 4, 2017 at Carefree Self-Storage, Hudson, WI
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 3/11/2017 at Somerset Mini Storage
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 1/3/17 Board Meeting Minutes
SUMMONS: Nationstar v. Rebekah S Peterson.; Case No. 16-CV-468
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Marie Delores Hansen Estate; Case No. 17-PR-5
Kim Lagerstrom, 58
Mary Bernadine "Bernie" Luebke, 93
Mary Bernardine "Bernie" Luebke, 93
Sheila Kinney Ambrose, 64
Curtis E. Gilbertson, 88
Curb the Supreme Court’s imperial power
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 9, 2017
Getting the hang of retirement will take time
Letters: Look for rays of light in the rubble; park plan needs one more vote
Sanctuary: How do we define it?
Real Estate Showcase
crime and courts
November 24, 2015
Wisconsin deer harvest up 15%; Drunk driver suspected in death of Amish man; 11 more state news stories
Wisconsin's gun deer hunting season is off to a much better start than a year ago. The Department of Natural Resources says 119,495 deer were taken in the opening weekend of the nine-day hunt. That's 15.5% more than in 2014. The statewide buck harvest was up almost 13%, while the...
November 24, 2015 - 9:21am
October 28, 2015
Osceola man dies in town of Somerset crash
A 24-year-old Osceola man died Saturday evening in a single-vehicle crash in St. Croix County’s town of Somerset. According to the St. Croix Sheriff’s Department, Jordan M. Cloutier was ejected from the 2005 Dodge Durango in which he was a passenger. The vehicle crashed on...
October 28, 2015 - 3:02pm
Wisconsin voucher enrollment doubles; State’s public school grad rate is nation's third-highest; 14 more news stories
Enrollment in Wisconsin's statewide private school voucher program has more than doubled since enrollment caps were lifted. The state Department of Public Instruction reported Tuesday that 2,514 students were enrolled in a voucher school for the current year. That is up from 1,008...
October 28, 2015 - 8:18am
October 15, 2015
UW-Madison wins first round in suit against Apple Inc.; Lawmakers accuse GAB of violating Open Meetings Law; 11 more Wisconsin news briefs
MADISON -- Apple Inc. could face up to $862 million dollars in damages in the patent case brought by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The U.S. District Court jury in Madison rejected claims from the technology giant that the patent for microprocessors was invalid and no infringement...
October 15, 2015 - 9:23am
October 13, 2015
Senate panel to vote on fetal tissue bill, Planned Parenthood cuts; Civil service overhaul delayed; 12 more state news briefs
MADISON -- The state Senate's health committee is scheduled to vote this (Tuesday) morning on a bill to cut $3.5 million in federal funds to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. The Title X money would go instead to a state program that offers screenings for breast and cervical cancers....
October 13, 2015 - 9:04am
October 8, 2015
Republicans attempt to revamp campaign limits law, divide ethics board; Spat ignites over who can use which restroom; Nine more state news stories
MADISON-- Wisconsin candidates could accept twice as much in campaign gifts and partisans would go back to running elections under a pair of new bills. Assembly Republicans introduced their long-proposed reworking of the Government Accountability Board. It would return to having...
October 8, 2015 - 9:26am
October 7, 2015
Walker tries to get highway work back on track -- Senate leader skeptical; GOP denies political hiring motives; Nine more state news stories
MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker has offered to work with Senate Republicans to find ways to pay for major highway projects that have been delayed. But Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the idea remains a "tough sell" among his members because any additional borrowing could...
October 7, 2015 - 8:20am
October 5, 2015
Walker to visit UW-Stout Monday; Bus driver says fourth-grader saved her life; 13 more Wisconsin news briefs
MENOMONIE -- Gov. Scott Walker's office announced Sunday that he will visit UW-Stout on a promotion he's calling his “Working for Wisconsin Tour.” Walker was expected to tour the Fab Lab on campus, arriving just before noon. The tour is at the Applied Arts Building, 415 E....
October 5, 2015 - 9:46am
September 24, 2015
Assembly plans vote today on cutting Planned Parenthood funds; Walker won't take Cabinet post, uncertain on third term as guv; Nine more state news briefs
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Assembly plans to vote this afternoon on whether to take away $3.5 million in federal money from Planned Parenthood. The lower house will consider a bill in which the state would control its federal Title 10 money, all of which now goes to Planned Parenthood....
September 24, 2015 - 8:27am
September 17, 2015
Walker mixes it up with Trump in debate; Rotting meat causes evacuation of school, dorms; Nine more state news stories
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- Gov. Scott Walker questioned Donald Trump's business record during the second debate among Republican presidential candidates. Eleven of the 16 GOP hopefuls squared off at the Reagan Library near Los Angeles. Walker promised to be more aggressive than...
September 17, 2015 - 8:44am
August 13, 2015
Walker slips in Iowa polls; Naked driver ran into several police cars before arrest; 11 more state news stories
Gov. Scott Walker has led most of the Republican presidential polls in neighboring Iowa -- until now. The first CNN/ORC poll in Iowa shows Ben Carson ahead of Walker, who's in third place with 9%. Carson is at 14%, and Donald Trump leads at 22%. Two-thirds of Iowans are not...
August 13, 2015 - 8:56am
July 31, 2015
Hirsi sentenced to 50 years for 2014 Hudson shootings
The man convicted by a St. Croix County jury of three counts of first degree attempted intentional homicide was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison. Presiding Judge James Peterson issued the sentence, which also calls for 27-year-old Ahmed Hirsi to spend an additional 35 years...
News/crime and courts
July 31, 2015 - 4:04pm
July 9, 2015
Assembly passes budget, sends two-year spending plan to Walker; GOP lawmaker defends shoreland rule changes added to budget; 10 more state news items
Wisconsin's new state budget was sent to Gov. Scott Walker early today when the Assembly passed it 52-46. Eleven majority Republicans voted no, as did all Democrats. The two-year, $73 billion package is the same one passed Tuesday night by the Senate. It includes the last-minute...
July 9, 2015 - 9:15am
April 22, 2015
Ag group says legal immigration limits could hurt Wisconsin farmers; Joint Finance considers $2 jump for hunting, fishing licenses, not picking up dead deer; 15 more state news briefs
A national agriculture group says Wisconsin farmers could be hurt if new limits on legal immigration are imposed Gov. Scott Walker raised the issue this week. The potential 2016 White House hopeful told interviewer Glenn Beck that “adjustments” will be needed in the legal immigration...
April 22, 2015 - 9:25am
April 16, 2015
Wildfire risk drops; Plan to move property assessments to counties pulled from state budget bill; 11 more state news briefs
Wisconsinites can enjoy another nice day with a lesser risk for wildfires. Red flag warnings expired last night in the western half of the state. Since then, the winds have died down with breezes of less than 10 mph this morning. The air is calm in many parts of the state where the...
April 16, 2015 - 9:17am