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Former caregiver of Hudson man sentenced to five years in prison
River Falls man charged with third OWI after being clocked at 122 mph
Vehicle crashes, vaults out of ditch; Hudson driver later arrested
Wisconsin roundup: No post-recession relief in many small towns, report says; ballots could see 7 White House candidates; eight more state news stories
Tips lead to arrest in church burglaries; New Richmond man named 'person of interest'
crime and courts
Raiders rally to top Arrowhead
River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
Carpenter Art Festival returns Aug. 27
Dancing with the Hudson Stars is back again
Hudson Siblings to serve abroad in mission program
WATCH: Looking back at the 2016 St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
arts and entertainment
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 9/10/16 at Somerset Mini Storage
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance 19-16
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cynthia F. Lichty Estate; Case No. 16-PR-61
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Jennell Bond, 30
Dale L. Vandenberg, 79
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
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