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Pot, plants, gun allegedly found in rural River Falls raid
Charges: Woman embezzled $250K from River Falls facility
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Hudson drug arrest follows heroin overdose
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Six Raiders all-state hockey
A helping hand for ducks
Raiders state champs!
Raider hockey reaches state title game
Hudson wrestlers fall in state quarterfinals
WHY in the YMCA
Bank of Hudson stained glass window to be restored
Hudson musician featured as Minnesota Varsity artist
'Stepping Out' stands out on stage
Hudson author publishes first book
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NAME CHANGE HEARINGS: Case Nos. 17-CV-127 and 128; Meak
SUMMONS: Worlds Foremost Bank v Gerald L. Rugg; Case No. 17-SC-61
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 4/6/17 Public Hearing re: Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
TOWN OF TROY: 4/13/17 Hearing - Rohl Trust rezone
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Proposals- Elevator Cab, Fixtures, Doors, etc.
Deborah L. Boles, 65
Thomas Jon York, 39
Thomas G.F. McCombie Jr., 85
Linda L. Dulon, 58
Dale A. Reschke, 52
Mining can help America make things again
Letters to the Editor for March 23
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Letters: Give Trump a chance; Support for local candidates
Letters to the Editor for March 9, 2017
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October 22, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Oct. 22, 2008
I guess I'm showing my age. I got all excited when I received for review "Goodbye, Wisconsin," by Glenway Wescott (Borderland Books, $28). Borderland is an imprint of the University of Wisconsin Press, which for years has published a series of books by gay writers, most of whom...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Oct. 8, 2008
Every once in awhile, you read a book that makes you hopping mad. When I was in college, my grandfather gave me an old book by Upton Sinclair, entitled "The Jungle." "The Jungle" was a diatribe on the evils of capitalism set in the packing houses of Chicago, circa 1900. It told the...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Oct. 1, 2008
There's something comforting about reading novels set in places where you're fairly well acquainted. I loved Thomas Gifford's "The Windchill Factor" years ago. That was the espionage novel that begins in Taylors Falls, Minn., when the little white frame library blows up. When...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Sept. 24, 2008
One of the first novels ever written in English, in 1740, was a humdinger named "Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded," by a London businessman Samuel Richardson. Richardson was in the stationery business, selling fancy paper to rich women, who needed to send out thank you notes.
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am
September 17, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Sept. 17, 2008
Two years ago, I watched the long PBS special on Mormonism. I was shocked to learn of the Mormons' massacre of 120 non-Mormon settlers who had moved into Utah in 1857. The reportage was just a small part of the PBS special and I longed to hear more. My wishes were recently fulfilled...
September 17, 2008 - 12:00am
September 10, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Sept. 10, 2008
I keep getting bombarded with books that bring back memories of growing up in a small Wisconsin town. Last week it was Larry Tobin's novel about small town journalism. This week it's "In a Pickle: A Family Farm Story," by Jerry Apps (Terrace Books, $16.95). I've reviewed several...
September 10, 2008 - 12:00am
August 27, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Aug. 27, 2008
Attention Civil War aficionados! "Dixie Betrayed," by David J. Eicher (Little, Brown, $27.95) turns the tables on the old saws about the gallant men of the Confederacy, their patrician values, their bravery. The whole Ashley Wilkes syndrome, if you get my meaning. Eicher, a Milwaukeean...
August 27, 2008 - 12:00am
August 20, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Aug. 20, 2008
Here comes yet another book about Adolph Hitler. Hundreds have been written about the madman, scholars keep digging away to find even more about him. This one's called "Killing Hitler," by Roger Moorhouse (Bantam, $25). I've read tons of Hitleriana, but I must say Moorhouse has convinced...
August 20, 2008 - 12:00am
August 13, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Aug. 13, 2008
A few years back I read that not too many decades ago, New York Harbor was one of the richest and busiest seaports in the world. These days its chief activity is shipping out crushed cardboard packing boxes. The cardboard packing boxes had arrived earlier in New York full of television...
August 13, 2008 - 12:00am
August 6, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Aug. 6, 2008
Many years ago a Star Tribune colleague and I co-published a book of stories that had earlier appeared in our newspaper. We were surprised to learn that the Twin Cities Reader, an "alternative" newspaper wanted to do a story about us and our new book. Surprised because the Reader...
August 6, 2008 - 12:00am