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New name, new initiatives for United Way food center
River Crest students support friends near and far
Wisconsin roundup: Snow brings 3-day weekends to thousands; some Kohl's stores to shrink; 7 more state news stories
Troy prepares for development, wonders about chickens
City encourages collaboration on bullying concerns
crime and courts
Raiders roll to sectional hockey title
Raider hockey rolls to section finals
Raiders barrel into sectional
Raider wrestlers punch ticket to state
Raiders reclaim No. 1 ranking
Twenty-year military journey ends in Hudson
UW Success by 6: parents and caregivers make all the difference
Regional artists recognized for state awards in the River Falls Public Library Gallery
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
Nancy Toll: helping others navigate the bumps in the road
arts and entertainment
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 3/8/17 Transit Subcommittee Open House
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 2017 Road Weight Restrictions
WI DNR: Public Notice - Houlton MHP LLC, WPDES Permit
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: March 4, 2017 at Carefree Self-Storage, Hudson, WI
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 3/11/2017 at Somerset Mini Storage
Charlene Adele Wold, 49
Sharon Bailey Koland, 74
Shirley J. "Squirrel" Watson, 74
Mary Jo Lindeberg, 84
Donn Marvin Webster, 89
Teachable moments in a blame culture
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 16, 2017
Curb the Supreme Court’s imperial power
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 9, 2017
Getting the hang of retirement will take time
Real Estate Showcase
December 4, 2013
Frigid blast will follow snow; DNA hints another invasive fish swimming into Mississippi; more state news
While Western Wisconsin sits on the weather fence between snow and rain, the National Weather Service is advising to prepare for a major cold...
December 4, 2013 - 9:30am
November 27, 2013
Walker's Badger Care continuance would save taxpayers $23 million; lawmaker wants to ban high-proof alcohol; more state news
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to delay the restructuring of Badger-Care by three months would save taxpayers $23 million. That's according to the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, which analyzed the changes Walker wants lawmakers to make in a special session next...
November 27, 2013 - 9:05am
November 26, 2013
Hudson High School graduate is making a difference in Africa
Sounding like she could have been talking from across town, Jacci Zappa spoke with her mother and this reporter last week from Tanzania where...
November 26, 2013 - 3:44pm
School board still considering city utilities or septic and well
At its Nov. 12 monthly meeting, the Hudson Board of Education revealed that the property owned by the district at County UU can support an onsite septic system for up to 2,500 students. The study by Baudhuin Engineering contradicts a previous report by SEH that the site could...
November 26, 2013 - 9:59am
November 25, 2013
Hunters challenged by winds, chilly conditions; Tomahawk native, actor Jay Leggett dies post-hunt; more state briefs
Temperatures hovering near 5 degrees at sunrise and winds gusting to more than 30 miles per hour made for challenging conditions for the opening of the 2013 Wisconsin nine-day gun deer season. “The predawn cold and winds made it clear that opening morning was going to test the...
November 25, 2013 - 9:20am
November 22, 2013
Legion of deer hunters will face challenges; Wisconsinites reflect on JFK; more state briefs
Hundreds-of-thousands of deer hunters will hit the woods in Wisconsin Saturday, starting a nine-day gun season that poses a number of challenges. First, it's a later season than usual -- and the DNR's Kevin Wallenfang says it could mean less rutting activity. He says many areas...
November 22, 2013 - 8:51am
November 20, 2013
Nuns from St. Patrick’s sister parish visit Hudson
Last week marked a first in the nearly 20-year relationship between St. Patrick Catholic Church and its sister parish in Guatemala. Sister...
November 20, 2013 - 3:17pm
November 19, 2013
Four wildlife biologists hired to to serve in western Wisconsin
EAU CLAIRE – Four new wildlife biologists will be serving western Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources has announced. The biologists will provide habitat management and public recreation services on state wildlife areas; monitor wildlife populations from deer to ducks,...
November 19, 2013 - 2:19pm
November 18, 2013
Tornadoes don't materialize but high winds cause damage; new 'flex degree' offering opens; 10 more state briefs
Wisconsin did not have any tornadoes Sunday but the southeast part of the state had a lot of damage part of a large wave of Midwest twisters and thunderstorms. Thousands of residents lost power in the greater Milwaukee area. Cattle sheds, garages, and storage sheds were damaged...
November 18, 2013 - 9:30am
November 15, 2013
Contentious Assembly session sends 2 bills to Walker; Palin book-signing draws Wausau crowd; more state news
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Assembly sent two major bills to Gov. Scott Walker during a 12-hour session that included a number of partisan squabbles. The lower house gave final legislative approval to a compromise that limits public access to some, but not all of the recreational land...
November 15, 2013 - 8:55am
November 14, 2013
Youth Action Hudson teens 'pay it forward' on service trip to Midwest cities
Recently 33 Hudson High School students had what many of them describe as a life-changing experience as part of the second Youth Action Hudson...
November 14, 2013 - 4:14pm
November 6, 2013
Tougher OWI law clears Assembly; evidence of Asian carp found near Sturgeon Bay; 12 more state news briefs
MADISON -- Any fourth-offense driver would face a felony conviction and prison term, under a bill passed by the Assembly Tuesday. The lower house voted 88- to 7 to make four-time OWI a felony in all cases -- and to make all two-time drunk driving a criminal misdemeanor. The seven...
November 6, 2013 - 8:55am
October 30, 2013
Former HHS band director Aaron Hilden dies
The news reached Hudson earlier this week that former Hudson High School band director Aaron Hilden died at his St. Paul home on Sunday, Oct....
October 30, 2013 - 2:41pm
Walker visiting UW-Stout Wednesday; survey shows more than half Wisconsinites now favor same-sex marriage; more state briefs
MENOMONIE -- Gov. Scott Walker is expected to attend and offer some remarks shortly after noon Wednesday at the sixth annual UW-Stout Manufacturing Advantage Conference being held in the Memorial Student Center, 302 10th Ave. E. The event is not open to the public. Wednesday marks...
October 30, 2013 - 8:33am
October 29, 2013
Trempealeau town OK's new sand mine; Wausau begins probe into holiday music dustup; 10 more state stories
A Trempealeau County moratorium on new frac-sand mines is not stopping one proposal from moving forward. The Independence City Council voted 5-to-1 last night to annex property to include part a proposed silica-sand mine for Hi-Crush Partners of Texas. Because the facility would...
October 29, 2013 - 8:33am