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Internet safety: a conversation parents and kids must have
Wisconsin roundup: Public schools lose $2.4M for special-needs vouchers; Madison native pleads guilty to terrorism-related charge; 11 more state news stories
UPDATE: Teen crash victim reportedly swerved to avoid motorist on cellphone
Hudson Dog Owners Association looks to fetch dog park - SPARK grant finalist
Mick brings space to Hudson students - SPARK grant finalist
crime and courts
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Prairie chickens making a comeback in western Minn.
Update: Raiders keep Jug, earn home playoff game
Hudson soccer sews up 2nd straight BRC title
Drinking beer to benefit habitat? See how this southwest Minnesota brewing company is benefiting wildlife one beer at a time
Anxiety increasingly growing among students
Hudson Food Shelf has helped sustain families for more than 30 years
Caregivers share stories at HCF community forum
Taking root in Hudson
Seventh-annual GO Pink For Life kicks off
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 11/17/16 Budget Hearing Notice
SUMMONS: Preferred Prop. v. Mathias Katch, et al.; Case 16-SC-921
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - Fire Dept. SCBA Equipment
FORECLOSURE: Associated Bank v. Matthew Wallin; Case No. 15-CV-529
TOWN OF HUDSON: 11/15/16 Budget Hearing and Special Meetings
Anita J. Limbach, 84
Nancy L. Thoen, 63
Cecelia Ann Sneft
Joanne I. Williams, 78
Patricia Ann Kennedy, 72
Citizen’s Police Academy: Tasers, strikes and defense
I think that I shall never see ...
Early voting is great option but don’t be hasty
Chaotic campaigns seen on all levels, sides
Real Estate Showcase
June 13, 2013
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2013
The Hudson High School class of 2013 -- over 400 students strong -- graduates Saturday night in ceremonies at Newton Field (HHS east gym in case of rain), and we wish each student the best in the years ahead. Graduation is always a proud moment for everyone involved. It's great for...
June 13, 2013 - 8:28am
June 5, 2013
Our View: Reminder of safety rules for summer swimming
Tragic accidents happen quickly. Drowning often occurs with many people, including adults, in and around swimming pools and beaches. Recent research by Johnson & Johnson shows that 88 percent of children who drowned were under adult supervision and that parents are overconfident...
June 5, 2013 - 11:39am
May 24, 2013
Our View: Take time to honor veterans on Memorial Day
Memorial Day is the day that Americans have set aside to remember those who gave their lives so that our country might live. Americans, who enjoy the peace purchased at the great price of death, should pay respect to all veterans who have made great sacrifices. We get that opportunity...
May 24, 2013 - 9:16am
May 22, 2013
Editorial: 'Drunkest state' - it's no joke
Stating the problem is easy. Finding the solution isn't. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone to deny that drunken driving is a huge problem in Wisconsin. But so far we've made little or no progress in reversing the deadly and embarrassing statistics. Statewide, 225 people died...
May 22, 2013 - 9:57am
May 20, 2013
Our View: Area is quickly becoming tourist destination
Figures recently released showed some astounding numbers when it comes to local tourism. According to the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, 2012 traveler spending in St. Croix County increased 8.87 percent to $81 million! According to an annual analysis released May 3, the $81 million...
May 20, 2013 - 10:43am
May 8, 2013
Our View: Board members should have full access to records
There is a letter to the editor in this week's Star-Observer from School Board member Sandy Gehrke, upset about the district's request that she pay $428.54 for copies of paperwork. The records are related to a contract with Hoffman Engineering for "pre-referendum" architectural services...
May 8, 2013 - 12:07pm
May 3, 2013
Our View: The system worked in the Schaffhausen trial
Now that the Aaron Schaffhausen trial is complete, we believe those associated with the trial in St. Croix County should be recognized. This trial represented one of -- if not the most -- heinous crimes ever seen in western Wisconsin. We are still amazed that the trial and story...
May 3, 2013 - 10:02am
April 25, 2013
Our View: Time to reform Wisconsin's recall process
There is talk of reforming Wisconsin's recall election procedures and we believe it is time for such a change. We heard of the proposed recall changes in a release from State Sen.
April 25, 2013 - 10:37am
April 17, 2013
OUR VIEW: For sake of workers, hammer out a new tax reciprocity deal
Every day thousands of Minnesota and Wisconsin workers, including many from western Wisconsin, cross the state line to get to their jobs and then cross again to return home. And every April each and every one of them grumbles under their breath as they file income tax returns in...
April 17, 2013 - 2:40pm
March 27, 2013
OUR VIEW: Important decisions in Tuesday's election
Next Tuesday's spring election has plenty of excitement and will hopefully attract a large number of voters. It is a bit unusual, however, that the municipal contested races are outside the city of Hudson and village of North Hudson. All candidates in the city and village are running...
March 27, 2013 - 12:20pm
March 15, 2013
Our View: When it comes to state budget, no bulls in china shop
Mike Huebsch, secretary of Wisconsin's Department of Administration, stopped by the Hudson Star-Observer offices last week. He'd driven from Wausau during the height of a powerful snowstorm to deliver a message to western Wisconsin residents. He could have stopped short of his...
March 15, 2013 - 8:20am
March 8, 2013
Our View: Hats off to Kitty Rhoades
We congratulate Hudson's own Kitty Rhoades on her recent appointment as secretary of the Wisconsin's Department of Health Services. We support Kitty, not only because she is a Hudsonite, but because she is well qualified for the position. Gov.
March 8, 2013 - 3:46pm
March 1, 2013
Our View: St. Croix EDC works hard behind the scenes
The St. Croix County Economic Development Corp. is a hard-working group in the Hudson area that performs a tremendous service that, in the long run, has a positive economic impact on everyone. The organization, headed by Bill Rubin, deserves some praise and recognition. The mission...
March 1, 2013 - 6:20am
February 21, 2013
Our View: State focuses on individual well-being
Hudson and St. Croix County are a few steps ahead of the state of Wisconsin when it comes to focusing on the well-being of residents. Last week, Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker declared 2013 to be the "Year of Well-Being" in Wisconsin. The year will apparently...
February 21, 2013 - 12:28pm
February 7, 2013
OUR VIEW: This potential bill is simply wrong
We are concerned -- as every citizen should be -- about a draft bill that may soon be considered by the Wisconsin Assembly. The bill was introduced by Rep.
February 7, 2013 - 9:50am