Skip to main content
Hudson Star Observer
Sheriff's office: Initial attack report a hoax; no suspects being sought
Plan Commission approves final Carmichael Ridge plat
Wisconsin roundup: Rodgers won't dish on 'Bachelorette' brother; Baldwin heralds state's 'cheese, brats and beer' at DNC; eight more state news stories
Hudson police seek traffic vest-wearing suspect in multiple thefts
Wisconsin roundup: Second drowning in 2 days in Dunn County; Wisconsin Dems get warning, pep talk at DNC; nine more state news stories
crime and courts
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
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
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
CITY OF HUDSON: 6/20/16 Council Meeting Minutes
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Liquor License Application - Wis. Grill (Starr's Bar)
CITY OF HUDSON: 6/6/16 Council Meeting Minutes
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
Donna M. Schultz, 88
Carol Johnson, 66
Karen L. Rada, 77
Dolores Ellen Boumeester, 81
Frank P. Marino, 74
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
March 25, 2016
Walker: New name might get GOP nomination; Wisconsin pays highest electricity rates; Cruz snipes back at Trump in Badger State; seven more state news stories
DANE – Gov. Scott Walker is back in the presidential primary spotlight, but not for endorsing a Republican candidate. He's taking the opposite approach, telling national media Thursday that in a contested GOP national convention, someone other than the remaining three candidates...
March 25, 2016 - 8:16am
December 10, 2015
Committee OKs end to Wisconsin nuclear plant moratorium; kerfuffle over 'Kermit' story rejected by school committee; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- A Wisconsin Assembly committee has given its unanimous endorsement to ending the state's 32-year-old moratorium on new nuclear power plants. The Energy and Utilities Committee voted 13-0 on Wednesday to recommend the proposal to the full house. The bill would end requirements...
December 10, 2015 - 8:41am
State could be presidential battleground for both parties; Abrahamson drops appeal for her old title; 13 more Wisconsin news stories
MILWAUKEE -- Marquette pollster Charles Franklin says both parties apparently believe Wisconsin will be a battleground state in next year's presidential election. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus from Kenosha confirmed it on the eve of Tuesday's GOP White House...
November 10, 2015 - 9:15am
November 9, 2015
Nation's eyes on Milwaukee Tuesday as next GOP debate unfolds; UW-Whitewater Dean dies suddenly; 11 more Wisconsin stories from the weekend
NEWARK, New Jersey -- A panelist for Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate in Milwaukee says she wants to hear more from the candidates on jobs and economic growth. Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo said that after three debates, we still don't have a clear idea of how...
November 9, 2015 - 9:00am
October 26, 2015
Gov. Walker visiting Turningpoint Monday afternoon; GOP bills would limit school referendums; lower heating costs forecast; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker will tour the Turningpoint For Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence Center in River Falls Monday afternoon. Walker is scheduled to arrive at the 445 W. Johnson St. shelter at 12:45 p.m., according to a press release issued Sunday. It offered no detail...
October 26, 2015 - 8:42am
October 20, 2015
Hudson among first to get LED lights
Xcel Energy is among the first Wisconsin electric utilities to bring the economic, environmental and aesthetic benefits of high-efficiency LED...
October 20, 2015 - 9:23am
August 7, 2015
Walker advisors pleased by Thursday debate performance; new ambulance fee collection law signed; 9 more Wisconsin stories
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Scott Walker's advisers say the governor got most of his message out during Thursday night's GOP presidential debate, despite his limited exposure. Walker only got about six minutes of TV time, while Donald Trump and Jeb Bush had more than their share during the...
August 7, 2015 - 10:25am
July 9, 2015
In wake of public records cloaking attempt, Dems call for more scrutiny; rain's gone but smoke has arrived; 7 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- After the July Fourth firestorm over closing public records, minority Democrats responded Monday by proposing more scrutiny over the state budget. Assembly Assistant Democratic Leader Katrina Shankland of Stevens Point unveiled a plan to make non-fiscal items get public...
July 9, 2015 - 9:21am
June 15, 2015
Another HMS science team makes the grade nationally
In what is becoming a kind of pattern at Hudson Middle School, a team of eighth-grade science students have impressed the professionals with...
June 15, 2015 - 6:30am
May 18, 2015
Elwood takes new post at Xcel Energy
Takes community relations manager post after retirement of Trudy Popenhagen Brian Elwood recently began his new role as community relations...
May 18, 2015 - 12:16pm
April 27, 2015
Lawmaker again presses for tougher first-time OWI penalties; field work in high-gear this week; 10 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- A Wisconsin lawmaker will try again to approve a major crackdown on drunk driving. Assembly Republican Jim Ott of Mequon says he'll introduce seven bills -- including one that forces first-time Operating While Intoxicated offenders to appear in court. Other lawmakers...
April 27, 2015 - 9:20am
December 18, 2014
Pole fire caused city power failure
The lights went out but the music kept coming at the Hudson High School holiday concert Monday night. According to an Xcel Energy spokesperson, the outage on the east side of the city occurred at 9:03 p.m. and lasted just short of two hours. The lights went out just before...
December 18, 2014 - 3:15pm
October 15, 2014
Officials admit they cited wrong frac-sand firm; Obama Wisconsin-bound for Burke; more Wisconsin news
INDEPENDENCE -- Trempealeau County officials admitted Tuesday that they acted against the wrong company for permit violations at a frac-sand mine in Independence. The county's land management agency issued a statement confirming that the locally-based Cameron Rail Site firm was doing...
October 15, 2014 - 8:13am
October 8, 2014
Justice asks Supreme Court to support I.D. law; Trempealeau shut-down frac-sand mine; 9 more Wisconsin stories
WASHINGTON D.C. -- The state Justice Department has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep Wisconsin's voter I.D. requirement in place for the Nov. 4 elections. The federal appeals court in Chicago ruled on Monday that the photo I.D. mandate is constitutional, and it meets the terms...
October 8, 2014 - 8:10am
August 14, 2014
Wisconsin to get piece of fed hazard-prep grants; Tribes take Gogebic protests to EPA; 11 more state stories
WASHINGTON -- States will share in $20.2 million in federal grants that can be used to prepare for oil transportation disasters. In the Upper Midwest, Minnesota will get nearly $426,000, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Wednesday. North Dakota, the nation’s...
August 14, 2014 - 8:19am