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Former caregiver of Hudson man sentenced to five years in prison
River Falls man charged with third OWI after being clocked at 122 mph
Vehicle crashes, vaults out of ditch; Hudson driver later arrested
Wisconsin roundup: No post-recession relief in many small towns, report says; ballots could see 7 White House candidates; eight 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
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STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 9/10/16 at Somerset Mini Storage
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance 19-16
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cynthia F. Lichty Estate; Case No. 16-PR-61
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Jennell Bond, 30
Dale L. Vandenberg, 79
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
February 26, 2016
State poll: Dems in virtual tie, Trump leads GOP; Poverty in Wisconsin hits highest level in decades; 12 more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin's best-known independent poll has Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a virtual tie as the April 5 presidential primary gets closer. A new Marquette Law School poll released Thursday gives Sanders a 44% to 43% edge, and he has a 30-point lead among...
February 26, 2016 - 7:30am
February 24, 2016
Backyard composting allowed at Hudson one- and two-family homes
People living in one- and two-family residential districts in the city of Hudson are now free to compost yard waste and some kitchen wastes in their backyards -- within limits. The Hudson City Council on Feb. 8 adopted an ordinance allowing and establishing regulations on composting....
February 24, 2016 - 11:23am
February 9, 2016
DNR deer aging survey reveals healthy local herd, more data needed
Deer hunting in Wisconsin is big business. According to a survey completed in 2006, hunters spent $665 million directly on hunting-related expenditures...
February 9, 2016 - 10:51am
January 25, 2016
Local Girl Scouts aid in Costa Rican sea turtle conservation
Fifteen-year-old Hudson Girl Scouts Piper Dutton and Lizzie Schousek, members of the Girl Scouts River Valleys Council, completed Outward Bound...
January 25, 2016 - 8:26am
January 13, 2016
The BEE Project is seeking participants
Danielle Vogler, the leader of a project to improve honeybee habitat, is looking for 100 participants in the program. The Hudson Community Foundation...
January 13, 2016 - 4:57pm
December 27, 2015
Ag broadcasting icon tells farmers your job will never end, promote it
While farmers need to do a better job of telling others what their occupation means to the country, they shouldn’t harp on the difficulties...
December 27, 2015 - 11:38am
This time, world population growth good for U.S. farmers, claims public TV host
When Mike Pearson predicted that the two billion projected world population growth in the next 50 years is good news for American farmers, an...
December 27, 2015 - 11:31am
December 25, 2015
Thriving in a new Habitat
Chuck and Judy Sambs had a rough outline of how they wanted to spend their retirement. When the longtime educators embarked on their new chapter...
December 25, 2015 - 11:39am
State: replace -- don’t repair -- Little Falls Lake dam
The Little Falls Lake dam should be torn out and replaced with a new structure, according to a recommendation outlined in a new state report. The Department of Natural Resources released the 37-page document Dec. 14, which concluded that in spite of other alternatives, a rebuilt dam...
December 25, 2015 - 10:35am
December 19, 2015
City awarded another urban forestry grant
The city of Hudson has been awarded another urban forestry grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural resources. With the discovery of a tree infested by emerald ash borers at the westbound Interstate 94 rest stop just across the St. Croix River from Hudson, there couldn’t be...
December 19, 2015 - 10:39am
November 11, 2015
City defends switch to LED streetlights
A smattering of complaints have been raised about Hudson’s recent conversion to LED streetlights. The Star-Observer has gotten email messages from a handful of residents who don’t like the new lights, and one citizen voiced her displeasure with them at a meeting of the City...
November 11, 2015 - 1:22pm
Man accused of killing fisherman will claim self-defense when trial begins Dec. 7; Pipeline site damaged in northwest Wisconsin; 10 more state news stories
BALSAM LAKE -- A Minnesota man accused of killing a fisherman on the Wisconsin side of the St. Croix River will testify, alleging self-defense. His attorneys say 20-year-old Levi Acre-Kendall of Cambridge will give jurors his side of the story during a two-week trial that's scheduled...
News/crime and courts
November 11, 2015 - 7:37am
October 1, 2015
Crews breach Little Falls Lake dam
Little Falls Lake had gotten as low as it could go on its own. “It’s open,” Willow River State Park Superintendent Aaron Mason said...
October 1, 2015 - 11:49am
August 31, 2015
Stillwater lift bridge conversion may mean 'incidental take' of a rare species
MADISON -- The conversion of the Stillwater Lift Bridge to a pedestrian and bicycle bridge may result in the "incidental taking" of a mussel listed as a state endangered species under an authorization the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources proposes to issue for the project. Incidental...
August 31, 2015 - 1:10pm
August 22, 2015
Our View: River property offers lasting legacy; citizens owe the Richards a debt of gratitude for the chance at such a gem
Bridge aficionados may remember that a prominent issue for some of the 30 "stakeholders" who butted heads, quarreled, made nice and ultimately reached agreement on the St. Croix River Crossing project was how it would treat pedestrians and bicyclists. At first blush, the $746,000...
August 22, 2015 - 1:49pm