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Ellsworth middle schooler taken into custody
Wisconsin roundup: Charge follows alleged threat to 'execute' Walker; more state news stories
Child found dead in River Falls school; unrelated threat follows
Wisconsin roundup: Sausage slip-up sets off bacon-seeking McDonald’s customer; more state news stories
Contract awarded for Hanley Road project
crime and courts
Herink named to NABC All-District team
Nelson All-American at UW-L
Raiders rule All-BRC teams
Outdoor Happenings: Fishers
Herink repeat All-WIAC pick
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
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance No. 8-18 Amend code re: Goats
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance No. 3-18 Amend code - Buidling Permits
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance No. 6-18 (Appt. Alternate EMS Members)
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance No. 5-18 (Rezone 721 & 811 First St. Properties)
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance No. 4-18 (Amend Comp.Plan - 721 & 811 First St.)
Harel Chiropractic Welcomes New Acupuncturist
CPA Firm Bauman Associates Promotes Bernie Hull as COO and Director of HR
Hudson Chamber hosts Spring Showcase
Feds say no to permit for Michigan mine
Hudson Hospital adds drop boxes for unused meds
Place a Business Announcement
Gordon W. Gilbert
DeEtte "Dee" M. Johnson
Paul Allen Sommers
Henry J. "Bud" Lentz
Supporting Denny McNamara
We need Denny McNamara
A Personal Note From Denny
Viewpoint: Giving a voice to people who live with disabilities
Viewpoint: We don't need a First Amendment change
Letters to the editor: The Constitution is still alive and well; A new hearing for riverfront?
Viewpoint: An open, honest debate on guns is needed
North Hudson Neighbors are watching out for each other
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April 8, 2013
Schaffhausen witness was collared with two knives near courtroom
A $50,000 cash bond was set Monday afternoon for a witness who allegedly made vague threats toward witnesses and prosecutors in the Aaron Schaffhausen murder trial, currently underway at Hudson. Joseph Aaron Rollag, 31, of Andover, Minn., was arrested by sheriff's deputies Friday...
April 8, 2013 - 2:14pm
February 14, 2013
St. Croix County wind farm project application denied by PSC
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin voted 2-1 on Thursday, Feb. 14, to deny an application of Highland Wind Farm, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct a 102.5 megawatt (MW) wind electric facility in the Towns of Forest and Cylon in St.
February 14, 2013 - 12:29pm
July 24, 2012
Schaffhausen bound over in homicide case
A man accused in the murder of his three young daughters was bound over for trial in St. Croix County Circuit Court Tuesday morning. Judge Scott...
July 24, 2012 - 1:58pm
July 12, 2012
Schaffhausen appears in young girls' murder case
A man accused in the deaths of his three young daughters in a gruesome incident at a River Falls residence last Tuesday made his initial appearance...
July 12, 2012 - 2:35pm
July 10, 2012
SECOND UPDATE: Father booked on first degree counts of homicide in the deaths of his daughters
About two hours after he allegedly killed his three children at the home where he once lived, a former River Falls man turned himself in to police...
July 10, 2012 - 6:13pm
July 4, 2012
THIRD UPDATE: Searcher, dog find missing 5-year-old
PRESCOTT - Officials announced around 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, that five-year-old Scott Meyer was found near a bluff about a half mile from...
July 4, 2012 - 9:37am
April 25, 2012
Woman corrections guard found not guilty of sexual conduct with juvenile male inmates
Jurors acquitted former Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing guard Suzanne Marie Walstrom on all counts this afternoon. The verdict came within a couple hours of attorneys giving their closing arguments. Walstrom, 39, Plum City, was accused of having sexual relationships,...
April 25, 2012 - 2:40pm
March 12, 2012
Hudson homeowner finds rifle wrapped in wall
A homeowner on Sixth Street was doing was some remodeling when he made a rather unsettling discovery. According to Lt. Eric Atkinson of the Hudson Police Department, while removing some drywall, the homeowner found part of a .22-caliber rifle wrapped in plastic behind the Sheetrock....
March 12, 2012 - 9:44am
March 6, 2012
'American Idol' journey is over - What's next for Reed Grimm?
Last week, local "American Idol" contestant Reed Grimm was voted off the show, but not until after some emotional peaks and valleys were experienced...
March 6, 2012 - 4:59pm
UPDATE: Prairie Island nuclear plant terminates "unusual event" notice
Prairie Island nuclear plant has terminated its "notification of unusual event." The event was declared today at 6:24 a.m. and ended at 11:36 a.m. following "thorough assessment of plant conditions" and Unit 2's coolant system, Xcel Energy officials said. The alert was triggered...
March 6, 2012 - 1:41pm
March 1, 2012
March 1, 2012: American Idol -- Reed Grimm's journey comes to a painful end
In Thursday's American Idol elimination night, the audiences in Los Angeles and at Junior's Bar and Grill in River Falls were taken on an emotional...
March 1, 2012 - 10:28pm
February 28, 2012
American Idol contestant Reed Grimm gives solid performance on Tuesday
"American Idol" candidate Reed Grimm was a hit with the judges in his first live performance Tuesday night on Fox. Typical of Grimm's personality...
February 28, 2012 - 8:15pm
February 27, 2012
Voting begins for Grimm Tonight; only two hours to cast your vote
Voting is critical for American Idol contestants to stay in the running now that taped shows have ended and live broadcasts begin Tuesday. The...
February 27, 2012 - 7:00pm
February 25, 2012
Rallying 'Idol' votes
Reed Grimm's fate on "American Idol" now rests with viewers. He advanced into the top 24 contestants after Wednesday night's program. Public...
February 25, 2012 - 12:00am
January 5, 2012
Update 3:35 p.m.: Prairie Island Nuclear Plant terminates alert
The alert declared by operators at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant as a result of a chemical spill this morning was terminated at...
January 5, 2012 - 7:15am