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Senate Dist. 10 has incumbent Harsdorf vs.challenger Odeen
Wisconsin roundup: Voucher enrollment up 5 percent; Obamacare recipients in line for 16 percent premium hike; 8 more state news stories
Internet safety: a conversation parents and kids must have
Wisconsin roundup: Public schools lose $2.4M for special-needs vouchers; Madison native pleads guilty to terrorism-related charge; 11 more state news stories
UPDATE: Teen crash victim reportedly swerved to avoid motorist on cellphone
crime and courts
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Prairie chickens making a comeback in western Minn.
Update: Raiders keep Jug, earn home playoff game
Hudson soccer sews up 2nd straight BRC title
Drinking beer to benefit habitat? See how this southwest Minnesota brewing company is benefiting wildlife one beer at a time
One final painting party
Anxiety increasingly growing among students
Hudson Food Shelf has helped sustain families for more than 30 years
Caregivers share stories at HCF community forum
Taking root in Hudson
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 11/17/16 Budget Hearing Notice
SUMMONS: Preferred Prop. v. Mathias Katch, et al.; Case 16-SC-921
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - Fire Dept. SCBA Equipment
FORECLOSURE: Associated Bank v. Matthew Wallin; Case No. 15-CV-529
TOWN OF HUDSON: 11/15/16 Budget Hearing and Special Meetings
Marion Deal, 87
Anita J. Limbach, 84
Nancy L. Thoen, 63
Cecelia Ann Sneft
Joanne I. Williams, 78
Citizen’s Police Academy: Tasers, strikes and defense
I think that I shall never see ...
Early voting is great option but don’t be hasty
Chaotic campaigns seen on all levels, sides
Real Estate Showcase
January 6, 2012
Update: Contaminant found in Pepin Height's Honeycrisp cider
If you have Pepin Heights' Honeycrisp 100 Percent Fresh Pressed Apple Cider, don't drink it if the "use by" date reads Feb. 9. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Pepin Heights Orchards are advising consumers to avoid the cider after department laboratory tests found some...
January 6, 2012 - 3:20pm
November 22, 2011
Minnesota driver killed in rollover in town of Clifton (Wis.)
A 27-year-old St. Paul Park, Minn., man died after his vehicle overturned before dawn Tuesday morning, Nov. 22, on County Road F just north of Hwy. 29. Pierce County Sheriff deputies identified the victim as Richard O. Faulkner. He was driving south in a 2006 Dodge Charger. Faulkner...
November 22, 2011 - 2:10pm
August 18, 2011
Officials reduce lift-bridge weight limits
Minnesota has imposed weight limits on the historic Stillwater Lift Bridge beginning today, Aug. 18. Repairs are expected to take a week to 10 days. After heavy corrosion was found on a routine inspection of the 80-year-old bridge over the Saint Croix River, Minn. reduced weight...
August 18, 2011 - 12:33pm
April 28, 2011
Mom charged as accomplice to son's alleged murder crime
Courts set bond at $100,000 April 27 for the mother of a Minnesota man accused of killing a college student from Appleton with his speeding car. Diane Bakdash, 66, of Roseville made her first court appearance yesterday on a charge of being an accomplice to a crime after the fact....
crime and courts
April 28, 2011 - 3:31pm
February 18, 2011
Minnesota considers repealing parts of smoking ban
If some lawmakers in Minnesota have their way, smokers in western Wisconsin could light up in a bar again by crossing the border. There are now bills in the Minnesota House and Senate to repeal parts of the Gopher State's public indoor smoking ban. The Senate version would allow...
February 18, 2011 - 12:06pm
February 16, 2011
Book Report: Travel back in time, in reality and fictitiously
Don Gilbertson retired as director of the Bell Museum at the University of Minnesota several years ago, but that doesn't mean he's been sitting...
February 16, 2011 - 2:00pm
February 4, 2011
Liquor-law repeal could hurt state business
If a Minnesota state lawmaker has his way, Wisconsin liquor stores would get a little less business. Senate Democrat Roger Reinert of Duluth wants to repeal the Gopher State's long-time ban on selling liquor on Sundays. He says a repeal is long overdue, and it would bring home $10-$15...
February 4, 2011 - 12:20pm
January 6, 2011
KRLT wins $100,000 grant for Kinni protection
McKnight Foundation announced the morning of Jan. 6 181 grants totaling more than $20 million, including $100,000 to the Kinnickinnic River Land...
January 6, 2011 - 11:21am
December 9, 2010
Book Report: A bunch of my local favorites ready for sharing
There's a bevy of new books by Minnesotans and about Minnesota for the gift giver who's willing to look for them. Wisconsin, too. My favorite...
December 9, 2010 - 3:02pm
October 21, 2010
Book Report: Author takes the words right out of my mouth
Last month, I nearly went berserk reading the endless paeans to the Minnesota State Fair in both Twin Cities' newspapers. Day after day, as the world was collapsing around us, the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press both trotted out stories about such goodies as batter-fried lutefisk...
October 21, 2010 - 3:25pm
September 27, 2010
Carpenter holds raptor release
More than 2,000 area residents turned out Saturday to watch eight birds of prey released back into the wild at the Carpenter Nature Center along...
September 27, 2010 - 10:14am
August 9, 2010
Men escape after truck, trailer slide into Mississippi River at boat launch in Hastings
For good friends Randy Johnson and Jim Hunt, Monday morning was supposed to be spent floating on the St. Croix River and catching walleyes. Instead,...
August 9, 2010 - 1:06pm
May 12, 2010
Past publisher Arlin Albrecht earns UWRF's top alumni honor
Arlin Albrecht parlayed a degree in economics and journalism into success in several fields, especially publishing, banking and health care. The...
May 12, 2010 - 8:37am
May 27, 2009
Other Midwest states say smoking bans don't hurt business
Lost jobs in Wisconsin was an argument used against a statewide smoking ban that will go into effect next year. But two other Midwestern states that have smoking bans say they has not significantly affected employment in restaurants and bars. Before Minnesota and Ohio approved...
May 27, 2009 - 7:00am