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Valley Foundation elects new leadership
Madison Avenue Wine and Spirits offers riverview tasting room
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Twin Cities Live features Hudson
crime and courts
Raider football earns homecoming win
Raider soccer still perfect in BRC
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Willow River to become area’s first water trail
Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue holds annual Doggie 5K
Hudson’s first playground for children of all abilities opens at Weitkamp Park
For better or worse: memory loss, dementia and caregiving
HHS senior opens up about depression
Gregory’s Gift of Hope will host microchip clinic Sept. 24
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 21)
PROBATE NOTICE: Marylyn M Apel Estate; Case No. 16PR73
FORECLOSURE: Wilmington v. Shari A. Nord; Case No. 15-CV-593
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 2016 Budget Adjustments (Solar Garden)
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Qualifications - Professional Services
Robert "Bob" Marquardt, 86
Cheryl Grace Peterson, 68
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Loren R. Croone, 96
Raymond M. Donatell, 71
In case you missed it, elections are coming
2016 is a good year to be a woman in the USA
The ‘new normal’ is routine
Allow me to reintroduce ourselves
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Real Estate Showcase
October 26, 2012
Our View: Vote Romney, his promise of a way forward
There's little argument President Obama has been aggressive, bold and willing to take chances in the name of returning our nation to a place of prosperity and security. Recall his stimulus bills, the bailouts, the Affordable Care Act and even the daring mission that took out Osama...
October 26, 2012 - 11:27am
October 22, 2012
Editorial: Local firefighters deserve our praise
There are plenty of volunteers in our community, but among those at the head of the list deserving praise are the volunteer firefighters who respond to calls any time of the day or night. Fire Prevention Week was recently observed and firefighters have safety tips for homeowners,...
October 22, 2012 - 9:14am
October 12, 2012
Editorial: Hospital substance abuse program is worthy of recognition
There is a 25-year celebration taking place in Hudson and it is worthy of recognition. Programs for Change Alcohol and Substance Abuse Recovery celebrates its 25th anniversary today! The inception of the program goes back to 1987 with the closing of a St. Paul hospital offering this...
October 12, 2012 - 10:16am
October 5, 2012
It's that time of the year -- watch for deer
Don't veer for deer...swerving into traffic could be much worse than hitting a deer. Every year in the U.S. approximately 1.5 million car-deer collisions kill about 150 people and cause about $1 billion in vehicle damage. Drivers beware -- we are entering the time of the year when...
October 5, 2012 - 8:00am
October 3, 2012
EDITORIAL: Rezoning denied - what's next for school, city?
Now that the city of Hudson has denied the School District of Hudson a rezoning request on the St. Croix Meadows dog track property, both agencies face some hard work in the months and years ahead. First the school district has to go about the business of finding a new site for a...
October 3, 2012 - 4:54pm
September 5, 2012
There's got to be a better way
As available tax resources keep shrinking, state government officials have been exploring ways to clip costs in order to balance their budgets. So it is no shock that the budget ax has fallen upon programs like Family Care, which provides a long-term care system for Wisconsin residents...
September 5, 2012 - 8:00am
August 31, 2012
Safety tips for a new school year
This fall, motorists, students, pedestrians and bicyclists have an added traffic situation with the closing of the Stillwater bridge on Sept. 10. The School District of Hudson resumes classes Tuesday, Sept. 4, and this means a time of adjustment for not only students and parents...
August 31, 2012 - 10:42am
August 24, 2012
Celebrate our home sweet home
Wisconsin is the best Midwest state to spend one's vacation When it comes to vacation time, there's no place like home. According to a the annual "Best of the Midwest" survey conducted by the AAA Midwest Traveler magazine, Wisconsin is the best Midwest state to spend one's vacation. Of...
August 24, 2012 - 11:35am
August 9, 2012
OUR VIEW: Don't forget to vote in Tuesday's primary
The primary is an important part of the democratic process and allows citizens the power to select preferred candidates. Next Tuesday's primary doesn't have the glamour of some of the more recent elections, but next week's vote is a key component of what happens in the Nov. 6 election...
August 9, 2012 - 8:00am
August 1, 2012
Our View: Tragic accident serves as a reminder -- stay attentive
Monday's news that four New Richmond teens were involved, and two died, in a terrible accident along Interstate 94 near Hudson can take the wind out of the sails of a community. Such tragedies can also serve as a vivid reminder that driving is a hazardous venture. It appears that...
August 1, 2012 - 3:31pm
July 18, 2012
County Fair on display this weekend
The St. Croix County Fair is this weekend in Glenwood City, and Hudson-area people should consider attending this event which involves people from throughout the county -- including Hudson. On this side of the county we often overlook this event, but it is a grand event that has something...
July 18, 2012 - 12:30pm
July 12, 2012
Our View: Lawmakers consider tougher drunk driving laws
Newspapers in our area and across the state often report the names of people arrested for drunk driving, and sometimes those reports include people who have broken the law multiple times. In Wisconsin, multiple OWI cases are far from abnormal. It is quite common to find reports...
July 12, 2012 - 2:14pm
July 5, 2012
Our View: Be vigilant in observing river
A lot of press has been dedicated to the recent sediment spill at a sand mine near Grantsburg. This mine is also near the St. Croix River, and there is a piece of the story that I have yet to see printed. The work of a few ordinary people prevented a bigger spill. Thank you,...
July 5, 2012 - 7:40am
June 28, 2012
Our View: Support Booster Days and area youth
Booster Days is celebrated in Hudson this weekend, and the summer event offers all of us an opportunity to support one of the area's hardest working groups -- the Hudson Boosters. In turn, your support goes directly to benefit area youth. Most of this year's Booster activities...
June 28, 2012 - 8:36am
June 22, 2012
Our View: Feds jump into distracted driving debate
A recent survey indicated that 58 percent of high school seniors had texted or emailed while driving. On June 7, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a proposal that would apparently increase federal efforts to stop distracted driving. Fortunately, Wisconsin is one...
June 22, 2012 - 8:58am