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Finance committee assesses performance review process
Wisconsin roundup: Equipment issue does not delay St. Croix River Crossing; state ACT scores drop; 10 more state news stories
Fire destroys town of St. Joseph trailer home
Wisconsin afternoon roundup: FAA investigates Lambeau drone; early voting OK'd -- for now; nine more state news stories
New Richmond man charged in connection with church burglaries
crime and courts
River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
The Bull never backs down: Former Raider fullback in fight of his life
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
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
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
May 25, 2016
Update: Hudson couple wins $150,000 in Powerball drawing
Mitchell and Linda Gill are a lot richer after buying a winning Powerball ticket at the Kwik Trip station store in Hudson in late April. The...
May 25, 2016 - 3:08pm
January 13, 2016
$50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Hudson
The Wisconsin Lottery announced on Sunday that a $50,000 winning ticket from the Jan. 9 Powerball drawing was sold at the Holiday SSG station-store at the corner of Second Street and Coulee Road in Hudson. Powerball fever is running high as the jackpot for the Jan. 13 drawing has...
January 13, 2016 - 1:30pm
December 16, 2015
Bell-ringing marathon at County Market starts Thursday
Salvation Army’s annual 30-hour bell ringing marathon is scheduled Thursday and Friday, Dec. 17-18, at County Market in Hudson. The marathon...
December 16, 2015 - 3:14pm
September 2, 2015
St. Croix County residents and businesses notified of unclaimed money
St. Croix County residents and businesses that have unclaimed money, stocks, bonds or safe deposit box contents are listed in the Sept. 3 edition of the Hudson Star-Observer. The ad listing all of the current or past county residents and businesses that are the owners of unclaimed...
September 2, 2015 - 3:35pm
March 9, 2015
AARP tax assistance available
AARP volunteers is offering tax assistance to older adults throughout St. Croix County. Assistance is offered on a first come, first served basis...
March 9, 2015 - 10:07am
February 18, 2015
Pepper Fest gives local organizations $25,077
The Pepper Fest Committee’s annual meeting was held Feb. 5, at the St. Joseph Town Hall and the organization gave away $25,077 to various organization...
February 18, 2015 - 12:15pm
February 14, 2015
Free tax preparation available at WITC
Like winter, it comes every year at this time and affects nearly everyone: tax filing season. And after more than 20 years, the VITA program at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is again prepared to assist people with free tax preparation. VITA also provides a 24-hour hotline...
February 14, 2015 - 7:00am
January 9, 2015
Citizens State Bank helps pioneer ‘equity crowdfunding’ for start-ups
Hudson’s Citizen State Bank has emerged as a key player in a pioneering state business-financing program that combines the convenience of online...
January 9, 2015 - 12:19pm
December 22, 2014
Nelson Lindquist Law Firm offers ‘a new way to practice’
Hudson attorneys Andrew Nelson and Autumn Lindquist have a motto they think will resonate with people who are wary of the bombastic, fast-talking,...
December 22, 2014 - 4:29pm
December 16, 2014
Most of tobacco lawsuit dollars used to prop up state budget; Baraboo adopts policy for transgender athletes; 10 more Wisconsin stories
A new report says Wisconsin will receive $756 million in the current fiscal year from cigarette tax revenues and the 1998 lawsuit settlement against tobacco companies. However, the state will only spend less than a penny of each dollar of the money received on stop-smoking programs...
December 16, 2014 - 8:08am
November 5, 2014
An unintended donation?
It’s possible that someone who donated an item of clothing to the Ken and Martina Steltzner family after they lost their home to fire on Oct. 25 gave more than they intended. A pouch with cash inside was found in one of the pockets. Ernie Spinks, Ken Steltzner’s stepfather,...
November 5, 2014 - 7:39pm
September 22, 2014
United Way Kicks off 2014 Campaign; Jason Davis honorary campaign chair
United Way St. Croix Valley launched its 2014 Campaign on Sept. 15. The annual fundraising appeal, which funds United Way initiatives and local nonprofit programs and services serving Pierce, Polk and St. Croix county residents, will run through Nov. 17. Former “On the Road”...
September 22, 2014 - 9:47am
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