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Wisconsin roundup: Walker says Trump could tone down the rhetoric; thousands remain without power; 10 more state news stories
A bridge coming together
It’s not just the heat: Crops increase humidity
Tuber rescued on Apple River in Somerset
Wisconsin roundup: Hudson area struck by power outages as heat turns up; church admits wrongdoing; seven more state news stories
crime and courts
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
A good time to be a monster musky
U9 soccer champs in Chaska
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
Hudson lacrosse to play for state title
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
St. Croix County Fair: Extreme heat prompts animal check-in process changes
RiverFest celebrates the St. Croix in Hudson
Daybreak Rotary names two essay winners
arts and entertainment
NAME CHANGE HEARING: Case No. 16-Cv-260, Brian Eggert II
FORECLOSURE: FNC Bank v. Eric J. Frank, et al; Case No. 15-CV-530
PROBATE ORDER: Clark G. Anderson Estate; Case No. 16-PR-48
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Ethelyn Rose Callahan Estate; Case No. 16PR49
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cary J. Halverson Estate: Case No. 16PR45
Carol Johnson, 66
Dolores Ellen Boumeester, 81
Ruby Lawson, 92
Karen L. Rada, 77
Carol Johnson, 66
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
January 9, 2014
Editorial: New year, cheers; new flu season, boo
As we ring in 2014, we also ring in another seasonal outbreak of influenza. While this area has yet to be hard hit, we’re reminded by health...
January 9, 2014 - 10:17am
December 30, 2013
Our View: New year can be a time for personal inspection
:A new year is often a time for celebration, but it also presents us with a time to focus on positive changes in our lives. Although Jan. 1 is nothing more than a date on a calendar, there is nothing wrong with using the date as a distinct time to change something in our lives. As...
December 30, 2013 - 4:47pm
December 18, 2013
Our View: Drive carefully and smart during the holidays
The first couple of weeks of December gave everyone a crash -- no pun intended -- course on winter driving skills. Traffic crawled. Tempers flared. Crashes occurred. As we enter Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, it might be a good time to brush up on your winter driving skills. Let’s...
December 18, 2013 - 12:24pm
November 7, 2013
Our View: Monday is the day to 'thank a vet'
If you are reading this editorial — written by a free citizen in a free country — then thank a veteran. Monday we recognize the contributions of our nation’s military veterans — those who served in both war and peace, stateside and abroad. The local ceremony...
November 7, 2013 - 10:38am
October 3, 2013
Our View: Video: mistake, apology, move on
A mistake was made at the middle school last week with the showing of a politically-slanted video (Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher’s I Pledge Video) to all students during “Peace One Day.” Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten would not talk about who authorized the video,...
October 3, 2013 - 8:30am
August 16, 2013
Our View: North Hudson Pepper Fest set this weekend
The North Hudson Pepper Festival is this weekend, and it offers area residents another opportunity to have some fun and see the proceeds benefit many local organizations. The Pepper Fest, like Booster Days held earlier this summer, involves many activities....
August 16, 2013 - 9:38am
August 8, 2013
Our View: Tougher drunk driving laws - maybe this time?
State legislators are again considering tougher penalties for drunken drivers (Assembly Bills 69, 70, 71). That is good news, but in Wisconsin these sorts of efforts often fall on deaf ears. There is already some resistance to the idea of toughening drunken driving laws. Everyone...
August 8, 2013 - 9:26am
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