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School board moves forward on $100 million referendum
Ashley Furniture says $6M tax break will go to Arcadia flood control; same-sex marriage arguments today; 10 more Wisconsin stories
November levy-hike referendum set by St. Joseph Town Board
Hudson and county continue to be among fastest growing in Wisconsin
City Council agrees to provide second school liaison officer
crime and courts
Hudson’s Beinlich chases world wrestling championship -- at age 56
Raiders hold off Minnetonka in football opener
Former Raider Ben Gresmer will play pro ball in Portugal
Jeremy Cook wins Pepper Fest 10K by more than 9 minutes
Raiders open season Friday at home against Minnetonka
Pepper Fest spaghetti, hot-pepper eating champs crowned
2015 Pepper Festival royalty crowned in North Hudson
Hudson man competes on ‘American Grilled’ episode
Jordan Loken crowned Pepper Fest queen; Ken Merchak is king
Degenerative brain disease changes everything for area realtor
arts and entertainment
Theresa Lund, 68
Joseph M. Stephens, 53
Karl James Butterbrodt, 56
Edna Evenson Atwood, 92
Marie Knott, 98
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - Annual Contract For Fire Inspection Services
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 9/17/14, Case No. 14-CV-388, Karl Gaines
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 9/11/14, Case No. 14-CV-371, Gifted Tatum-McRaven
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/9/14 Annual Meeting
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - Gasoline & Diesel Fuel
Doug's Diggings: No drones – yet – in the Star-Observer news department
May 15, 2014
Vigil to remember those lost to heroin tonight
The Hudson Community Foundation will hold Hudson Healing Together, a vigil to remember those lost to heroin and other drugs tonight, May 15, at the Lakefront Park bandshell beginning at 7 p.m. Among those who will be remembered at the vigil are Tyler Hole, HHS Class of 2007,...
life / events
May 15, 2014 - 9:41am
Hudson filmmakers kept it local to make award-winning cancer videos
The death from cancer of his father and his sister in 2006 hit John Knutson pretty hard. But as anyone who knows the Hudson businessman, it was...
life / health
May 15, 2014 - 9:28am
May 14, 2014
Assistant DA assigned to drug prosecutions following staff addition
In its first meeting since an election that resulted in a major turnover on the St. Croix County Board, the Administration Committee authorized funding to step up prosecution of heroin-related crimes. On a vote of 5-0 April 21 the reorganized committee approved transferring roughly...
news / crime and courts
May 14, 2014 - 12:20pm
May 9, 2014
Update: St. Croix, Dunn counties reported heaviest rain from Thursday's storms; Senate confirms judgeship after 5-year wait; more state news
Most of Wisconsin escaped the severe weather that neighboring Minnesota had last night but far western Wisconsin did get some of the spillover. Almost 2.5 inches of rain fell near Hudson while River Falls recorded 85-hundreths of an inch. Highway 29 near Menomonie had up to 3 inches...
news / region
May 9, 2014 - 4:00pm
Adopt a Helmet: heads up for player safety
The idea started with the grandfather of a Hudson High School football player who asked if he couldn’t provide the money to buy his grandson the best and safest football helmet out there. It was a great idea but when it comes to coach Adam Kowles’ Raiders, it is all about the...
May 9, 2014 - 9:18am
May 5, 2014
New, ‘powerful’ healing technique to be taught at Healing Waters
Healing Waters Health Center, Hudson’s self-described “holistic focal point,” works with a lot of energy-manipulation techniques, but founder Denise Gunderson thinks she might’ve found the most powerful one yet. The center will be teaching people how to use it themselves...
life / health
May 5, 2014 - 4:24pm
Fire inspector: 'It's been a wonderful, wonderful job'
You’d think a job that requires you to inspect people’s property and tell them what they need to do to comply with regulations would be stressful. But it wasn’t for Dave Krupich, who is retiring next Wednesday after more than 16 years as Hudson’s fire inspector and compliance...
news / government
May 5, 2014 - 4:15pm
April 25, 2014
Walker signs 55 bills into law; eight were co-authored by Sen. Harsdorf
MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker signed 55 bills into law Wednesday. The various laws covered a wide range of issues, from requiring registration by out-of-state sex offenders who move to Wisconsin, to a bill co-authored by Sen. Sheila Harsdorf which requires snowmobiles used for DNR...
news / region
April 25, 2014 - 9:36am
April 24, 2014
Trinity Lutheran group helps repair a church in the Dominican Republic
A group from Trinity Lutheran Church in Hudson recently returned from a trip to the Dominican Republic to assist with repairing a church, bring...
life / religion
April 24, 2014 - 12:06pm
Autopsy indicates Baldwin drowning victim was intoxicated
Preliminary autopsy results on the body of a Baldwin woman found in Pine Lake Sunday morning indicates she was heavily intoxicated before she apparently fell into the water and drowned. A press release issued by the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department Tuesday afternoon stated...
news / accidents
April 24, 2014 - 11:02am
April 23, 2014
Boyfriend charged with abuse of Hudson toddler on life support
A St. Paul man has been released on $25,000 bail from St. Croix County Jail after being charged April 10 with inflicting life-threatening injuries on a 3-year-old boy. Jonathon D. Wierstad, 24, who was living at 917 St. Croix St. at the time of the incident, was arrested by Hudson...
news / crime and courts
April 23, 2014 - 11:17am
Longtime Hudson teacher Carol Gilbert dies
Word reached Hudson earlier this week that longtime Hudson teacher Carol Gilbert died on April 11 at her home in Clintonville. She was 69. Gilbert...
April 23, 2014 - 11:08am
Medical Office Building opens April 29
The new Medical Office Building on the campus of Hudson Hospital & Clinic is teeming with activity as workers race to put the finishing touches on it prior to the Tuesday, April 29, opening. On Friday, a moving company will carry the large equipment into the two-level, 41,000-square-foot...
news / business
April 23, 2014 - 10:50am
April 16, 2014
Hospital chiefs hopeful, vigilant on U.S. critical-access debate
As the US budget maelstrom plays out in Congress, hospitals in Hudson and River Falls remain cautiously optimistic – with the emphasis on “cautiously” – that services related to their federal “critical access” designations will survive intact. A key issue for Hudson...
news / government
April 16, 2014 - 3:25pm
April 10, 2014
Bike, pedestrian trails coalition sees a two-wheeled future
A new county advocacy group has a vision for the future, and it involves a LOT of bikes. Lots of runners and walkers too. “I think we’re...
April 10, 2014 - 9:23am