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School police officer likes his new assignment
City vehicles using less fuel; more savings sought
Govenor’s budget could change disability services locally
No city water for Y camp welcome center, municipal code prevents it
River Falls: Attempted murder charge follows savage beating
crime and courts
Raiders fall to Wildcats in Big Rivers finale; open tournament play Friday
Hudson girls fall in basketball regional semifinal
Three Hudson wrestlers place at state individual championships
Spartans foil Raiders' run in the sectional final
Two Raider gymnasts advance to state meet
Seniors take advantage of free memory screening
Pet Adoption Day March 7 at Hackman's
Mount Zion pastor embraces church's focus
The Friends of the Library are friends to us all
Bike trails coalition launches membership drive
arts and entertainment
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Carl R. Oehlke Estate; Case No. 15PR15
CITY OF HUDSON: 3/12/15 Public Hearing - Plant Place Inc. Permit
TOWN OF TROY: New Ordinance 171-A
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Road Weight Restrictions
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 3/23/15, Case No. 15-CV-104; Charles Rund
Melvin Johannsen, 86
James M. "Mike" Madden, 83
Marilyn V. Sampson, 87
Betty J. Larsen, 92
Melvin Johannsen, 86
Doug's Diggings: This week marks 40 years in 'new' gym
Randy's Ramblings: Community is good
Our View: Now is the time for 'community engagement'
Our View: Walker's budget may look different in the end
Our View: Don’t forget to vote in Tuesday’s primary
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April 4, 2014
Doug's Diggings: Farewell, Jon
The Star-Observer family received bad news over the weekend with the death of reporter Jon Echternacht. Jon, 68, was one of those guys who could always teach you something. Those of us who worked with Jon everyday knew he was a “crusty” old reporter. If something went haywire...
opinion / columns
April 4, 2014 - 2:21pm
April 3, 2014
Brandon Lyksett honored with Dan O'Connell EMS Award
Brandon Lyksett, an emergency medical technician with St. Croix Emergency Medical Services, has been named 2014 recipient of the Dan O’Connell...
news / accidents
April 3, 2014 - 4:23pm
North Hudson loses a 'good neighbor'
Roger James Davis died Friday, March 28, in the home and community he had come to love. The former North Hudson Village Board trustee, Destination...
life / health
April 3, 2014 - 3:50pm
April 2, 2014
Blood drive will honor toddler battling leukemia
Three months ago, Kari and Mark Uetz received the kind of news that parents dread. Their daughter Danica, then 15 months olds, hadn’t been feeling well over the holidays. They took her to see a doctor the day after Christmas, and were sent home with directions to make sure she...
life / health
April 2, 2014 - 12:23pm
March 26, 2014
St. Croix County Chaplain Corps: there to help
It was one of the most horrific crimes in St. Croix County –- the murder of three young girls by their father in July 2012. It was also one of Pastor Larry Szyman’s first experiences as a member of the St. Croix County Chaplains Corps. Szyman, who is the pastor at Faith Community...
life / religion
March 26, 2014 - 3:50pm
March 25, 2014
Shoemaker talks about daughter’s death and organ donations
In a moving presentation at the Thursday Noon Rotary Club meeting, Jim Shoemaker talked about the January 2011 death of his daughter and the need for people to become involved in organ donations. With Shoemaker at the meeting was Tom Fuller of New Brighton, Minn., who received...
March 25, 2014 - 1:53pm
March 19, 2014
Dr. Kevin Hallman of Metro OBGYN opens Hudson office
In early February, Metro OBGYN opened an office in Hudson, sharing space with the Pediatric and Young Adult Medicine clinic in the Carmichael Professional Building. For Dr. Kevin Hallman it is a homecoming of sorts. Hallman was most recently with the River Falls Medical Center...
news / business
March 19, 2014 - 4:17pm
Day by Day: A rosy life sometimes depends on your perspective
I was having lunch at work last week when somebody noted after something I said that maybe not everyone’s life is as “rosy” as mine. It shut me up, at least for a minute or so, but got me thinking nonetheless. At first I felt defensive – rosy, my life rosy. Let’s...
opinion / columns
March 19, 2014 - 2:48pm
Our View: Marijauna – where are we headed?
Hudson police and St. Croix County deputies -- not to mention our municipal judge and judges in St. Croix counties -- routinely deal with marijuana incidents. Yet we can’t help but wonder if marijuana caseloads will skyrocket as other states legalize marijuana use. Colorado...
opinion / editorials
March 19, 2014 - 2:41pm
March 13, 2014
Riverfront Athletic Club expands, adds new department
Riverfront Athletic Club is stepping up its footprint downtown in River City Center. Total Athlete opened March 1 as a new feature and department of Riverfront Athletic Club. Owners Matt and Moriah Fischer added the new training and workout space so they could offer area athletes...
life / health
March 13, 2014 - 10:22am
March 7, 2014
Bridge to celebrate 8th annual Bowl-A-Rama
On Saturday, April 19, Bridge for Youth and Adults with Disabilities will celebrate its annual Bowl-A-Rama fundraiser at Hudson Bowling Center...
life / events
March 7, 2014 - 3:20pm
Raiders score in fight vs. cancer
Hudson high school’s boys and girls hockey captains showed up early at school on Feb. 27 to present representatives from the American Cancer...
sports / high school
March 7, 2014 - 12:03pm
March 5, 2014
March 12 ‘A Night to Know the Truth’ at Hudson High School
The Hudson School District is sponsoring “Know the Truth,” next week, a program that focuses on the problem of opiate, heroin and other drug addictions for secondary students at Hudson High School and Hudson Middle School. “A Night to Know the Truth” on Wednesday, March...
life / family
March 5, 2014 - 3:42pm
Hudsonites will appear on Oprah Winfrey program about heroin problem
Several local people are scheduled to be part of a feature on the Oprah Winfrey network Sunday night beginning at 8 p.m. The show, Oprah Prime, is featuring the growing heroin problem in Wisconsin and contains interviews with Hudsonites Karen Hale and Sherri Hole who both lost...
news / crime and courts
March 5, 2014 - 3:17pm
Hudson man will ski in 2014 Winter Paralympic Games at Sochi, Russia
When he wasn’t busy with his day job researching how to price the products produced by Twin Cities-based Medtronic, Inc., Hudson resident John Oman was dreaming about where he’ll be this Friday. Oman, 35, is a member of the U.S. Men’s Ski Team, and will be part of the opening...
sports / amateur
March 5, 2014 - 3:07pm