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Fiscal Bureau memo declares $1B-plus state shortfall looms large; Saturday is be biggest shopping day; 11 more Wisconsin stories
Golf course rezoning advances
St. Joseph approves limits on large farm equipment travel
Man with local ties charged in stabbing death of Duluth woman
Star Grants totaling $36,568 awarded for innovative classroom projects
crime and courts
Kenzie Prater going for hockey gold with U.S. national team
Raider girls' hoops team on top in Big Rivers
Hudson doctor receives national certification for brain injury medicine
Raider boys streak to 5-0 start
Raider boys open season with two victories
Bell-ringers make it through the night; halfway to goal
Lilyquist, Gilbert team up again for marathon bell-ringing at County Market
Family receives gift of decorated home; father serving in Kuwait
Organist Dave Wickerham to perform holiday extravaganza at The Phipps
Hudson gourmets among the best at World Food Championships
arts and entertainment
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 2014 Wildlife Crop Damage Assessment Deadline
CITY OF HUDSON: 1/8/15 Public Hearing- Hospital Permit & Sign Plan
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Howard G. Bune Estate; Case 14PR90
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Mary E. Senkus Estate; Case No. 14PR88
SUMMONS: Croixview Family Chiropractic v. Shane Jacks; Case No. 14-SC-922
Willard C. Hoheisel, 86
Caleb F. Peterson, 25
Stephen Sabol, 73
Martin Willesen O'Connell, 85
Janet R. Laatsch, 80
Get Me the Manager: Email sparks memories of Thanksgiving days on the lean side
Day By Day: This Thanksgiving I’m grateful for those who have come and gone
Our View: Hudson has it all for holiday shopping
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September 8, 2011
Hudson, Wis., woman watched second plane fly into World Trade Center
Almost everybody remembers where they were on Sept. 11, 2001, when the images of two passenger airplanes crashing into each of the World Trade Center towers in New York City were broadcast throughout the world. The incident was later attributed to a terrorist attack by Muslim...
September 8, 2011 - 8:27am
August 24, 2011
Willow River Parent Group treasurer bound over for trial
A Hudson woman charged in the theft of funds from the Willow River Elementary School parent group will plead to the charges next month. Judge Howard W. Cameron found probable cause a crime was committed during a preliminary hearing Aug. 17 and bound Nichole R. Haugen, 28, over...
crime and courts / news
August 24, 2011 - 11:23am
July 13, 2011
Wisconsin wires $60 million to Minnesota; Hopes high to reinstate income tax reciprocity soon
He didn't come check in hand. The money had been wired Tuesday evening. But Gov. Scott Walker held a press conference Wednesday morning to announce that Wisconsin has paid off its $60 million tax reciprocity debt to Minnesota. The announcement that Wisconsin has paid the $59,719,000...
July 13, 2011 - 7:57am
June 30, 2011
New Zealand's beauty inspires local photographer
New Zealand has been the country of choice for many a photographer and movie director in recent years due to its wide range of landscapes and climates. This is one of the reasons local photographer and 2008 Hudson graduate Austin Fassino chose the Kiwi nation as the destination for...
arts and entertainment / life
June 30, 2011 - 9:48am
June 21, 2011
June 21, 2011: Video captures trooper's near-miss, accident leading to woman's death
Video captured by the dashboard camera in a Wisconsin State Patrol squad car on June 1 and released recently shows the dangers officers experience along the highways each day. Joan Bradshaw, 76, of Eden Valley, Minn., died shortly after the car driven by her husband John, 75, drifted...
news / accidents
June 21, 2011 - 8:19am
May 27, 2011
Franken, Kohl back St. Croix bridge proposal
U.S. senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) introduced bipartisan legislation on Friday to move the St. Croix Bridge project forward. The proposed measure would exempt the project from the Wild and Scenic Riverway Act...
news / politics
May 27, 2011 - 10:44am
North Hudson man saves yellow Lab from choking
Jackson is a lucky dog -- or an unlucky one -- depending on your point of view. Jaime Kanzler brought her yellow Labrador retriever to Woodcrest Park in North Hudson at midday on a Wednesday a couple of weeks ago to run off some energy by chasing a rubber ball. It was the same ball...
news / accidents / family
May 27, 2011 - 9:17am
May 13, 2011
County hopes to cut pay for nursing home workers
St. Croix County Board members voted unanimously last week to renegotiate wages and fringe benefits with Health Center workers in an effort to cut costs. Board Chairman Daryl Standafer warned supervisors to be careful their comments didn't step into the area of negotiations, and...
news / government / health
May 13, 2011 - 8:50am
Duffy's tale is not your ordinary dog story
Gary and Melissa Porter, Hudson residents for the last nine years, have teamed up to write and market a book that is sure to wag its way into thousands of readers' hands. "Duffy The Tale of a Terrier," will appeal to young and old alike, but if you are a dog person, and you know...
family / life
May 13, 2011 - 7:56am
May 11, 2011
Sheriff would pay more for his benefits, but can't
If St. Croix County Sheriff John Shilts had his way he would gladly chip in a portion of his compensation for health insurance and retirement...but it's not that simple. "Morally I should do it, legally I can't," Shilts said Monday morning. Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation in...
news / government
May 11, 2011 - 8:54am
April 22, 2011
Hudson Middle School student scientists are in NASA's sights again
If it feels a little like déjà vu, it's understandable. And before it is all finished it could even get better. Hudson Middle School science...
April 22, 2011 - 8:36am
April 13, 2011
Hudson priest charged with theft
A former St. Patrick's Parish priest, alleged to have a gambling problem, has been charged with felony theft in St. Croix County Circuit Court. One felony count of theft was filed against Daniel J. Dahlberg, 68, Superior, April 4. Dahlberg was scheduled for an initial appearance...
crime and courts / news
April 13, 2011 - 8:30am
April 7, 2011
UPDATE: Deceased UW-River Falls student was a freshman
A 19-year-old UW-RF freshman was found dead in her dorm room Thursday morning, April 7, by a girlfriend who was waiting for her to show up to have coffee. River Falls police have identified the victim as Kersten J. Greene from Eau Claire. Police say Greene had been dead for some...
April 7, 2011 - 12:14pm
Man sentenced for viewing porn in 'teen' section of Hudson, Wis., library
A man has been convicted of disorderly conduct in connection with an incident at the Hudson Area Library late last year. Timothy W. Anderson, 36, 1521 Ward Ave., Hudson, was sentenced to one year probation and fined $137.50 March 30 for the misdemeanor offense. The charge resulted...
crime and courts / news
April 7, 2011 - 11:52am
April 6, 2011
Stillwater Lift Bridge closing at 9 a.m. Friday due to high water
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol will close both directions of the Stillwater Lift Bridge spanning the St. Croix River at 9 a.m. Friday, April 8, due to high water. Officials will continue to monitor the river's rise, and the bridge may close...
April 6, 2011 - 12:48pm