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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Hudson Women’s Club: 100 years of service and fellowship
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Traffic problems lead to suspension of Final Stretch triathlon
Wisconsin roundup: Two flooding-related deaths reported; license plates, prosecutors among proposals on budget chopping block; 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Willow River to become area’s first water trail
Mustangs hand Raiders first loss
Hunter safety class registration set for Sept. 13 in Somerset
Raiders top Spartans in battle of unbeatens
HHS senior opens up about depression
Gregory’s Gift of Hope will host microchip clinic Sept. 24
The conversation about mental health is opening up
Hudson Scoutmaster has 50 years of service
Hudson woman competes in Miss Wisconsin USA
arts and entertainment
ST CROIX CO. HIGHWAY DEPT: Public Notice- Misc. Signs in Right-of-Way
CITY OF HUDSON: Liquor License Application - St. Croix Grill
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Lee H. Orlowski Estate; Case No. 16PR69
PROBATE ORDER: Janice A. Lillyblad Estate; Case No. 16PR70
Proposed Monopole Tower in vicinity of 726 Hwy. 12, Hudson
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Dr. James L. "Doc" Wallace, 90
Brian A. Anderson
The ‘new normal’ is routine
Allow me to reintroduce ourselves
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
Real Estate Showcase
August 8, 2014
Police want to keep suspected drug money found in room of dead North Hudson man
A petition was filed recently in St. Croix County Circuit Court asking that $4,400 found in the bedroom of a young man who died at home be forfeited to the North Hudson Police Department. According to the complaint, the money had been in the possession of Eric Michael Swanby,...
News/crime and courts
August 8, 2014 - 10:18am
July 7, 2014
St. Croix County's jobless rate of 3.9% is third lowest in the state
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary May 2014 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties on...
July 7, 2014 - 8:49am
June 18, 2014
Insurance mainstay Steve McDonald retires - sort of - after 37 years
How did Steve McDonald build one of the country’s most successful insurance agencies from a modest Hudson office near the Interstate? Lesson...
June 18, 2014 - 11:47am
April 30, 2014
Royal Credit Union opens Hudson branch
It took longer than anticipated –- and it’s in a different location than first planned –- but Royal Credit Union now has a Hudson branch. The...
April 30, 2014 - 3:04pm
April 18, 2014
St. Croix County’s February unemployment rate is 5.6 percent
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) last week announced the preliminary February 2014 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s...
April 18, 2014 - 9:43am
February 12, 2014
It's now Eichstaedt CPA & Accounting
The “Eichstaedt CPA” sign that went up in front of a prominent North Hudson accounting firm in early January announced an ownership change...
February 12, 2014 - 2:50pm
December 30, 2013
Salvation Army bell-ringers reach their goal: $50,000-plus
The marathon bell-ringing session for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign kicked off in Hudson on Thursday, Dec. 19, in front of County...
December 30, 2013 - 4:34pm
November 14, 2013
Hiawatha National Bank adds Hudson branch
Hiawatha National Bank is over a century old. Jim and Jeanene Meisser purchased the bank, whose history is truly a look at community banking...
November 14, 2013 - 3:24pm
October 17, 2013
Obamacare application help is on the way, officials say
It is going to take a community effort to provide people with assistance in applying for health insurance through the federally run Health Insurance...
October 17, 2013 - 9:43am
September 26, 2013
Wisconsin Health Insurance Marketplace will have significant choice and lower than expected premiums, feds say
A new report released Wednesday, Sept. 25, by the Department of Health and Human Services finds that in Wisconsin, consumers will see increased competition in the Health Insurance Marketplace, leading to new and affordable choices for consumers. According to the report, Wisconsin...
September 26, 2013 - 10:33am
September 4, 2013
Local United Ways will span the river in campaign kick-off
United Way of Washington County-East in Stillwater and United Way St. Croix Valley in Hudson are teaming up for the fall United Way fundraising campaign kickoff event. The event, called “Hands Across the River,” will be a photo opportunity featuring approximately 200 volunteers...
September 4, 2013 - 3:31pm
July 19, 2013
First American acquires Minnesota bank
First American Bank announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Great Northern Bank of St. Michael, Minn., and will merge it into First American Bank. First American Bank, 2424 Monetary Blvd., Suite 107, is currently in the process of obtaining regulatory approval...
July 19, 2013 - 1:21pm
June 20, 2013
Council ponders how much of a tax increase is tolerable
The Hudson City Council held a special meeting on June 12 to review options for a five-year financial plan that it is working on with financial advisor Sean Lentz of Ehlers and Associates. Lentz presented the council with three choices for increasing the city's property tax rate in...
June 20, 2013 - 3:01pm
June 6, 2013
Wisconsin falling behind other states in economic recovery; St. Paul courts Wisconsin's gay couples; FAA bills Oshkosh show $500,000; More state briefs
Another report shows that Wisconsin's economic recovery lags behind most other states. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia ranks Wisconsin 49th in an index of leading economic growth indicators. Wisconsin, with a negative index of .74%, was one of just five states to have an...
June 6, 2013 - 9:55am
April 27, 2013
St. Croix Therapy receives $253,000
Richard Sterbenz (dba as Sterbenz/Ryan), center, presented St. Croix Therapy a check for $253,000. With Sterbenz, and representing St. Croix...
April 27, 2013 - 10:24am