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Hudson embraces sustainable management for Lakefront Park
Tomah troubles: Report shows flaws in VA watchdog's probe; Memorial planned for Hmong and Lao veterans of Vietnam War; 12 more Wisconsin news briefs
Authorities looking for La Crosse bank robber; Voter ID still in effect for August; and 13 more Wisconsin state news stories
Ten years - and counting; drug court addresses tough issues
New location for Edward Jones Investments
crime and courts
Andersen employees remove buckthorn from Prospect Park
Seven individuals, two relays qualify for state track
Raider track teams sweep conference, regional titles
Raiders sweep BRC track titles
Raider soccer blanks Menomonie
Annual Rotary car raffle off and running
'Peter Pan' silent film accompanied by pipe organ June 5
Hudson's Kelsey Robertson joining World Race mission trip
McGee named SAR state president
St. Croix Valley Foundation Leaders Forum: building dementia-friendly communities
arts and entertainment
Denise Sutter, 53
Ruth E. Nelson, 72
Denise Sutter, 53
Carol Nelson, 77
Lucille E. Barlow, qoo@13@@10@Barlow, 100
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Quitting the circus, or goodbye to show business
Editorial: Courts get it right for newspapers, public
Our View: State still among worst for drunken driving
Day by Day: To everything there is a season, but this has been a touch spring
Real Estate Showcase
Second and Vine intersection will be closed 4-5 weeks starting May 31
October 16, 2009
Lawmakers send mixed signals on whether Democrats would support a liquor tax hike
Do they or don't they? Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan and his office sent out mixed signals yesterday about whether he and Majority Democrats would support a higher liquor tax to get more drunken drivers off the road. Sheridan told reporters Thursday morning he would consider the...
October 16, 2009 - 9:07am
June 24, 2009
Democratic leaders met in secret to try to reach a budget agreement
Democratic legislative leaders met secretly Wednesday to try and hammer out an agreement on the new state budget. Gov. Jim Doyle says the budget needs to be signed by next Wednesday or else the state would miss deadlines to qualify for certain federal funds. Tuesday, Doyle ordered...
June 24, 2009 - 9:02am
June 22, 2009
Democrats give major attention to the environment
The environment is getting major attention at the State Capitol, now that Democrats control both houses and the governor's office. Spencer Black, D-Madison, who chairs the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, says conservation efforts are going full steam after "a dozen years...
June 22, 2009 - 9:00am
June 5, 2009
Democrats raise concerns major parts of new state budget
Majority Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly are questioning parts of the new state budget endorsed a week ago by the Joint Finance Committee. Party members held a three-hour open session Thursday before going behind closed doors to discuss strategy. Some raised concerns about...
June 5, 2009 - 9:15am
April 13, 2009
Wisconsin's Herb Kohl joins a coalition of moderate Senate Democrats
Lawmakers have historically lost clout in Washington when they don't march with their party's leadership. But that's not stopping Wisconsin's Herb Kohl and 15 others from forming what they call the Moderate Dems Working Group. Kohl says the group will keep a critical eye on what...
April 13, 2009 - 9:00am
January 15, 2009
Democrats to move quickly on new hospital tax
Wisconsin legislators could vote as early as mid-February on the proposed new hospital tax that's designed to bring in more federal Medicaid dollars. Republicans stripped the tax from the last two state budgets. But this time, Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, says it will be part of...
January 15, 2009 - 9:00am
January 5, 2009
Democrats take control of state Legislature today
Wisconsin legislators will be sworn in today, as Democrats take control of both houses for the first time in 14 years. The same party also has the governor's office. For the first time in 22 years, one party has control of both the legislative and executive branches. That means Democrats...
January 5, 2009 - 9:00am
December 15, 2008
Wisconsin GOP congressional delegation vows no cheap shots
Wisconsin's Republicans in Washington say they won't just take cheap shots at everything the Democratic majority comes up with. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., of Janesville, says he's looking for ways to work with President-elect Barack Obama on the country's most pressing issues....
December 15, 2008 - 12:00am
November 10, 2008
Dems say state budget hole will put a damper on their big ticket items
Wisconsin's new Democratic leaders say the faltering economy will put a damper on their biggest ideas. So for now, state Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, says the focus will be on items with smaller price tags, like giving fringe benefits to domestic partners of University of Wisconsin...
November 10, 2008 - 12:00am
October 24, 2008
Letter: Democrats needed now
Dear Editor, Election Day, Nov. 4, is a most important day for all of us because we can now put an end to our long national nightmare by casting intelligent votes. This nightmare began in 1994 when the Republicans gained control of the U.S. Congress. Remember that they told us they...
opinion / letters
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Rallying the volunteers
Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisconsin, speaks to a group of volunteers at the Obama campaign office, 522 Second St., in Hudson on Sunday. The senator...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
October 2, 2008
Meet the Democratic candidates
Meet the Senate and Assembly Democratic Candidates at the next meeting of the St. Croix County Democratic Party at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the campaign office, 522 Second St. Candidates Alison Page for Senate, Chris Buckel for 29th District Assembly and Sarah Bruch for 30th District...
October 2, 2008 - 12:00am
August 28, 2008
Democrats prepared to capitalize on convention enthusiasm
St. Croix County Democrats can't remember there ever being a bigger push locally to get their candidates elected to office. In July, the local party, working with the Barack Obama presidential campaign and the Wisconsin Democratic Party, opened a 1,200-square-foot campaign office...
August 28, 2008 - 12:00am
August 15, 2008
Letter: Comments on Edwards' affair
Dear Editor, The recent treatment of John Edwards by his own party, after admitting to having an affair while seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, is unbelievable. They have gone as far as practically banning him from the Democratic convention in fear that it might tarnish...
August 15, 2008 - 12:00am
July 16, 2008
Obama campaign opens Hudson office
Shortly after Republican presidential nominee John McCain spoke to 800 women in Hudson Friday morning, supporters of Democratic nominee Barack Obama opened a campaign office in downtown Hudson. "We're very happy to be opening this office in Hudson," said Phillip Walzak, Wisconsin...
July 16, 2008 - 12:00am