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E.P. Rock celebrates mentor program
Hudson Police: Nude gun-toter; Out-of-control juvenile
Wisconsin man accused of using spy camera on tanning salon clients
Gerritts delivers on silent auction prize
Hudson youth receives Thrive award
crime and courts
Track and Field: Raider girls run to sectional title
Boys' Golf: RF, Hudson advance to sectional
Boys' Tennis: Raiders sectional runner-up
Aggressive bears reported in St. Croix County
Hudson second, RF third at BRC Golf Tourney
Hudson native continues 75 years of Navy Seabee tradition
Coloring contest winners get prizes from Hudson Fire Department
Christmas Tour of Homes is puttin' on the glitz
PHOTOS: Hudson Rotary hosts annual Halloween parade
Pastoral viewpoint: The grace to let others help us
arts and entertainment
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 2018-19 Liquor License Renewals
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 4/10/18 Board Meeting Minutes
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids- 2018 Storm Sewer Repairs
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids- 2018 Street Maintenance
AMENDED SUMMONS: Jefferson Capital v. Yolanda Paramo; Case 18-SC-242
Onelove brings healing to Hudson
Fancy's Salon and KLASS give back to St. Croix Valley moms
Thrivent Financials Nesvold Earns Retirement Income Certified Professional Designation
St. Croix EDC elects directors and officers
Kudos for Hudson as new store opens
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Joann E. Jewett
Mae I. Lemberg
Rudolph H. Miller
William "Bill" Shirley
Lana Marie Vogt
August Bernard Henn
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LibraryColumn: Book your summer at the Hudson Library
Letter to the editor: Registered National Hate Group in Hudson; Records request frustration
Pastor column: God is good in all season
Bill Rubin column: Play ball: Hope springs eternal
Daniel Bruch column: Proposing a purple reign (and no, this is not about the Vikings)
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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...
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
August 12, 2015
County uses federal money to buy St. Croix shoreland
Aug. 4, with only one no vote, the St. Croix County Board of supervisors finalized the purchase of 53 wooded acres along the St. Croix River from retired county Judge C.A. Richards and his wife. The county will pay $746,000 for the 53.29 acres of undeveloped land -- which includes...
August 12, 2015 - 11:47am
August 10, 2015
Bees transported from dike to bee hive
Hudson resident Stewart Erickson and city of Hudson employee JJ Barnes rescued a swarm of honeybees off the dike road Wednesday, July 29. “The...
August 10, 2015 - 11:33am
July 29, 2015
County will use federal funds to buy 53 wooded acres along St. Croix River
With just County Board approval needed, St. Croix County is set to buy 53.29 acres of undeveloped land along the St. Croix River in the town of St. Joseph. The land, which is being purchased from retired county judge C.A. Richards and his wife Jeanette, has an “undisturbed,...
July 29, 2015 - 8:25am
July 18, 2015
Our View: RiverFest offers many activities next week
It doesn’t have the glitz of Booster Days and the Pepper Festival, but another celebration of sort is taking place in Hudson beginning next week. It is known as “RiverFest: Party with a Purpose” and it begins Tuesday, July 21, and runs through Sunday, July 26. This is the...
July 18, 2015 - 11:26am
July 8, 2015
River Falls hardest hit by Monday morning rain
This week started off with a bang – lots of them, and not just from Fourth of July fireworks. Many locals were awakened by reverberating claps...
July 8, 2015 - 1:41pm
July 1, 2015
Public’s help sought in battling giant knotweed
The workshop on giant knotweed set for July 16 in Hudson will live up to its name. Ben Eichman, the invasive species technician for St....
July 1, 2015 - 7:00am
June 26, 2015
Baldwin, Johnson split votes on global trade issue; State wins exemption from fed's carbon emission rules but Obama veto likely; 7 more Wisconsin stories
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson voted yes, and Democrat Tammy Baldwin voted no when the Senate agreed to give the president a stronger hand in global trade talks. On a 60- to 38 vote, the Senate Wednesday sent the measure to President Obama -- less than two weeks...
June 26, 2015 - 9:26am
Walker unwavering in criticism of Obamacare, Supreme Court; Gableman request baffles court-watchers; 8 more Wisconsin stories
Gov. Scott Walker says the next president and Congress should not only repeal Obamacare, but should also approve judges who would uphold laws and not make them. The potential 2016 Republican White House hopeful went on Fox News last night to slam the U.S.
June 26, 2015 - 9:20am
June 22, 2015
Lake association and DNR reach agreement
The Lake Mallalieu Association and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have reached an agreement that gave the green light to the drawdown...
June 22, 2015 - 10:40am