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Hudson police: Tip jar stolen; Exploding propane tank reported
St. Croix County continuing transportation discussion
New trial date set for North Hudson man
Ellsworth woman pleads guilty to embezzlement
Wisconsin roundup: Xcel customers to see bigger utility bills; more state news stories
crime and courts
Wilgren, Owens are all-state
Boys make splash in opener
Girls hockey starts 2-0
Gymnasts open season strong
Familiar face back with boys
Hudson native continues 75 years of Navy Seabee tradition
Coloring contest winners get prizes from Hudson Fire Department
Christmas Tour of Homes is puttin' on the glitz
PHOTOS: Hudson Rotary hosts annual Halloween parade
Pastoral viewpoint: The grace to let others help us
arts and entertainment
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 10/3/17 Board Meeting Minutes
FORECLOSURE: FNMA v. Kevin A. Tiedemann, et al.; Case No. 17-CV-84
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 12/20/17, 4 pm; St. Croix Self Service Storage
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Mary P. Schuna Estate; Case No. 17-PR-107
LIEN SALE NOTICE: 12/2/17, Eagle Storage - Hudson, 11 am
Floyd K. Johnson
Ada Kathlyn "Kay" Sandeen
John Patrick O'Neill
Mary Jane Bohl
Richard (Butch) Herman Lee
Friday is 'Light Up Night' in Hudson
Letters to the editor: Choose the minority; Negative strong-hold on Hudson
Column: How do we respond to letters to the editor?
Viewpoint: What Does the Quran really say?
A view from an economist: Use of data
Marty Jensen column: Don't make it easy for thieves
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August 24, 2017
Editorial: Help kids get back to school safely
Back to school. Back to the routine. Back to the unpredictable, too — at least until things settle down. Young children's reactions often...
August 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
August 16, 2017
Editorial: Imagine you have no newspaper
Steve Gall RiverTown Multimedia Publisher Anne Jacobson RiverTown Multimedia News Director If reading your community newspaper evokes any sort of emotion in you, more often than not, we've done our job.
August 16, 2017 - 11:10am
May 21, 2017
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
The U.S. House has passed its American Health Care Act of 2017, but the U.S. Senate is writing its own legislation to replace the Affordable...
May 21, 2017 - 8:00am
March 1, 2017
Bill would reduce public transparency
U.S. governments, large and small, have a duty to inform the public about the actions they intend to take, the laws they enact and the money they spend. The mandatory publication in a newspaper of public notices detailing these decisions helps ensure a democratic process. It keeps...
March 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 6, 2016
Our View: Ready for these nonpartisan (wink-wink) elections?
We’ve talked about this issue before, but we are still questioning the wisdom of calling certain candidates “nonpartisan.” Partisan politics have crept into virtually every “nonpartisan” election and it is time to put party labels on candidates for “nonpartisan” state...
March 6, 2016 - 11:50am
November 21, 2015
Our View: Hudson has it all for holiday shopping
In Hudson the Christmas season kicks off this weekend with the annual Tour of Homes. The event gets thousands of people out and about and we think it is a good time to remind people that it makes good sense to shop locally. Before the big box stores came into existence (Walmart,...
November 21, 2015 - 11:22am
November 13, 2015
Our View: Just a few days left to respond to school survey
A couple of weeks ago residents of the Hudson School District received the 16-page survey, developed by the Slinger-based School Perceptions research firm. Many have already responded, but if you haven’t, you need to do so -- the survey must be completed before Nov. 16. The survey...
November 13, 2015 - 1:57pm
September 27, 2015
Get me the manager! Thoughts on delusions, grand dreams – and hope for the ‘impossible’
There it sits, both a trophy and an albatross, conspicuously prominent in an empty corner of the deluded man’s sprawling desk. There it sits, forever to gather dust until he brushes it away from time to time, freshening the profound message the book sends. It’s a book he...
September 27, 2015 - 10:44am
August 22, 2015
Our View: River property offers lasting legacy; citizens owe the Richards a debt of gratitude for the chance at such a gem
Bridge aficionados may remember that a prominent issue for some of the 30 "stakeholders" who butted heads, quarreled, made nice and ultimately reached agreement on the St. Croix River Crossing project was how it would treat pedestrians and bicyclists. At first blush, the $746,000...
August 22, 2015 - 1:49pm
August 5, 2015
Get Me the Manager: Madison lay-off begs the question: For whom does the bell toll next?
Everybody knows the “boil a frog in cold water” story, right -– the one where the heat gets turned up so gradually that all of a sudden it’s too late to escape? I’m wondering whether it’s getting to that point with my profession. My latest wake-up call came when...
August 5, 2015 - 11:25am
May 24, 2015
Randy's Ramblings: County voters spoke – again and again and again
I’d say the residents of St. Croix County made their wishes known. On the November 2008 election ballot they were asked: “Should St. Croix County continue to operate a public nursing home if property tax dollars are needed to fund its operation?” A resounding 27,428-to-14,769...
May 24, 2015 - 11:57am
May 2, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Looking back at a couple of interesting sports items
As I was looking through Star-Observer records last week, looking for background info on the Hudson golf course (see Pictures from the Past feature), I found a couple of other interesting sports items. The first that caught my eye was a photo of a coach and the name under the picture...
May 2, 2015 - 10:43am
March 29, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Home is among Hudson’s oldest
A recent fire at the home of Paul and Katie Riddell at 1108 Third St. heavily damaged the structure. I received a call last week from longtime...
March 29, 2015 - 10:41am
February 19, 2015
Doug's Diggings: This week marks 40 years in 'new' gym
--Doug Stohlberg, HSO editor This week marks a historic date in the annals of Hudson High School basketball. It was on Feb. 21, 1975,...
February 19, 2015 - 9:34am
January 9, 2014
Doug's Diggings: Hudsonite at cold Packer game -- 'not that bad'
Hudson businessman Ron Weiler and his son Ryan attended the Packer-49er game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay Sunday and he reported that, despite the cold weather, “it wasn’t too bad.” “Of course, we were prepared,” Ron said.
January 9, 2014 - 11:01am