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River Crest students support friends near and far
Wisconsin roundup: Snow brings 3-day weekends to thousands; some Kohl's stores to shrink; 7 more state news stories
Troy prepares for development, wonders about chickens
City encourages collaboration on bullying concerns
Senators celebrate Sunday liquor sales on social media
crime and courts
Raider hockey rolls to section finals
Raiders barrel into sectional
Raider wrestlers punch ticket to state
Raiders reclaim No. 1 ranking
Girls' hockey climbs to top
Regional artists recognized for state awards in the River Falls Public Library Gallery
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
Nancy Toll: helping others navigate the bumps in the road
Hot Air Affair is tradition for Hudson, pilots
Moon Glow lights up the night
arts and entertainment
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 3/8/17 Transit Subcommittee Open House
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 2017 Road Weight Restrictions
WI DNR: Public Notice - Houlton MHP LLC, WPDES Permit
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: March 4, 2017 at Carefree Self-Storage, Hudson, WI
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 3/11/2017 at Somerset Mini Storage
Charlene Adele Wold, 49
Sharon Bailey Koland, 74
Shirley J. "Squirrel" Watson, 74
Mary Jo Lindeberg, 84
Donn Marvin Webster, 89
Teachable moments in a blame culture
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 16, 2017
Curb the Supreme Court’s imperial power
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 9, 2017
Getting the hang of retirement will take time
Real Estate Showcase
August 8, 2014
County and sheriff’s deputies reach agreement on new labor contract
Tuesday morning, Aug. 5, St. Croix County supervisors finalized a union contract that will give 70 St. Croix County patrol deputies, investigators and jailers pay increases for 2013, 2014 and 2015. The agreement with the Wisconsin Professional Police Association was adopted on...
August 8, 2014 - 10:25am
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