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Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
Croix Gear Machining expanding
Hampton opens doors in Hudson
Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
Raiders rally to top Arrowhead
River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
Carpenter Art Festival returns Aug. 27
Dancing with the Hudson Stars is back again
Hudson Siblings to serve abroad in mission program
WATCH: Looking back at the 2016 St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
arts and entertainment
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Bids- Glen Hill s Park Restroom Facility
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/13/16 Annual Meeting
CITY OF HUDSON: 7/5/16 Council Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF HUDSON: 9/7/16 Board of Adjustment Meeting - Moulton variance
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Glen L. Olson Estate, Case No. 16PR64
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Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Jennell Bond, 30
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
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