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Hudson embraces sustainable management for Lakefront Park
Tomah troubles: Report shows flaws in VA watchdog's probe; Memorial planned for Hmong and Lao veterans of Vietnam War; 12 more Wisconsin news briefs
Authorities looking for La Crosse bank robber; Voter ID still in effect for August; and 13 more Wisconsin state news stories
Ten years - and counting; drug court addresses tough issues
New location for Edward Jones Investments
crime and courts
Andersen employees remove buckthorn from Prospect Park
Seven individuals, two relays qualify for state track
Raider track teams sweep conference, regional titles
Raiders sweep BRC track titles
Raider soccer blanks Menomonie
Annual Rotary car raffle off and running
'Peter Pan' silent film accompanied by pipe organ June 5
Hudson's Kelsey Robertson joining World Race mission trip
McGee named SAR state president
St. Croix Valley Foundation Leaders Forum: building dementia-friendly communities
arts and entertainment
Denise Sutter, 53
Ruth E. Nelson, 72
Denise Sutter, 53
Carol Nelson, 77
Lucille E. Barlow, qoo@13@@10@Barlow, 100
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Quitting the circus, or goodbye to show business
Editorial: Courts get it right for newspapers, public
Our View: State still among worst for drunken driving
Day by Day: To everything there is a season, but this has been a touch spring
Real Estate Showcase
Second and Vine intersection will be closed 4-5 weeks starting May 31
June 16, 2013
UPDATE: Lift bridge to close to vehicles this afternoon
The Stillwater Lift Bridge will close to vehicle traffic for a couple hours today, Wednesday, beginning at noon. The closure became necessary after a cable snapped Sunday, June 16, at around 8 p.m. -- leaving the lift area of the bridge in the down position. Since then boat passage...
June 16, 2013 - 10:16pm
Afton's Strawberry Fest June 22-23
The Afton Strawberry fest will be held from from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23 in downtown historic...
Food / events
June 16, 2013 - 4:23am
June 5, 2013
Prescott man robbed at knifepoint in Newport
NEWPORT - Police say a man was robbed at knifepoint last week after he went to a secluded area of Newport to meet another male for sex. Police...
June 5, 2013 - 10:48am
May 28, 2013
UPDATE: Act of Congress leads to bridge project's start
It was a day John Soderberg didn't know if he'd ever witness. In the shadow of the aging Stillwater Lift Bridge, area business leaders, residents,...
News / politics
May 28, 2013 - 5:14pm
May 9, 2013
Federal lawsuit questioning bridge bid process thrown out
A federal lawsuit to stop progress on the new St. Croix River crossing project, brought by construction company C.S. McCrossan, has been thrown...
May 9, 2013 - 9:17am
April 28, 2013
Former Hudson women growing innovation in Afton
With an April like this where winter is refusing to leave, Minnesota farmers are struggling with being able to plant, much less harvest, their...
business / Food
April 28, 2013 - 10:35am
April 11, 2013
Lanphear is St. Paul's 'Miss Shamrock'
Ashley Lanphear, a 2004 Hudson high School graduate, has earned the title of Miss Shamrock 2013 in the city of St. Paul. She was chosen based...
April 11, 2013 - 1:33pm
March 25, 2013
Vieth is new executive director at Carpenter Nature Center
The Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings has a new executive director. Jen Vieth was the unanimous choice of the three committees tasked with...
March 25, 2013 - 4:03pm
March 21, 2013
Minnesota news source reports Valley Cartage to move headquarters to lake Elmo
Finance & Commerce, a daily Minnesota business news source, has reported that Hudson-based Valley Cartage plans to move its headquarters from Hudson to Lake Elmo.
March 21, 2013 - 9:42am
March 14, 2013
Tax reciprocity deal still unresolved
Although a key issue has been settled, Wisconsin commuters hoping for a break from the expense and inconvenience of filing income tax returns at home and in Minnesota shouldn't breathe a sigh of relief yet. "I don't want to lose hope," said Wisconsin State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf...
News / government
March 14, 2013 - 9:30am
March 10, 2013
New St. Croix River bridge expected open for traffic in 2016
After decades and decades of waiting, the first traffic across a new St. Croix River bridge south of Stillwater is expected in 2016. Jon Chiglo of the Minnesota Department of Transportation gave an updated report on the progress of the major project to the St. Croix County Board...
March 10, 2013 - 8:02am
February 21, 2013
MnDOT selects contractor for Hwy. 36 reconstruction project
The Minnesota Department of Transportation selected local contractor C.S. McCrossan to lead the reconstruction and realignment of Minnesota Hwy. 36, which is the first phase of the St. Croix Crossing project. "We want to thank the cities, counties and all stakeholders who were...
February 21, 2013 - 3:28pm
February 20, 2013
Update: HHS grad Billy Meister dies in snowmobile mishap; funeral services Saturday
The son of a Stillwater restaurateur died in a snowmobile accident on the St. Croix River last weekend. Billy Meister, 22, Stillwater, broke...
News / accidents
February 20, 2013 - 11:15am
February 1, 2013
Book Report: Going back keeps stories going
Sometimes an author doesn't realize he's got a good thing going and plunges on ahead when he might well have done better had he looked back. Popular...
columns / Life
February 1, 2013 - 8:44am
January 31, 2013
Candlelight hike at Afton park Feb. 2
Afton State Park will host a candle-lit hike from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. The trail is two miles and suitable for hikers of all ages. Snowshoeing...
outdoors / Life
January 31, 2013 - 9:14am