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Fiscal Bureau memo declares $1B-plus state shortfall looms large; Saturday is be biggest shopping day; 11 more Wisconsin stories
Golf course rezoning advances
St. Joseph approves limits on large farm equipment travel
Man with local ties charged in stabbing death of Duluth woman
Star Grants totaling $36,568 awarded for innovative classroom projects
crime and courts
Kenzie Prater going for hockey gold with U.S. national team
Raider girls' hoops team on top in Big Rivers
Hudson doctor receives national certification for brain injury medicine
Raider boys streak to 5-0 start
Raider boys open season with two victories
Bell-ringers make it through the night; halfway to goal
Lilyquist, Gilbert team up again for marathon bell-ringing at County Market
Family receives gift of decorated home; father serving in Kuwait
Organist Dave Wickerham to perform holiday extravaganza at The Phipps
Hudson gourmets among the best at World Food Championships
arts and entertainment
SUMMONS: Croixview Family Chiropractic v. Shane Jacks; Case No. 14-SC-922
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 2014 Wildlife Crop Damage Assessment Deadline
CITY OF HUDSON: 1/8/15 Public Hearing- Hospital Permit & Sign Plan
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Howard G. Bune Estate; Case 14PR90
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Mary E. Senkus Estate; Case No. 14PR88
Willard C. Hoheisel, 86
Stephen Sabol, 73
Caleb F. Peterson, 25
Martin Willesen O'Connell, 85
Janet R. Laatsch, 80
Get Me the Manager: Email sparks memories of Thanksgiving days on the lean side
Day By Day: This Thanksgiving I’m grateful for those who have come and gone
Our View: Hudson has it all for holiday shopping
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December 16, 2014
Man killed in crash during heavy fog near Roberts Monday
A Minnesota man died in a two-vehicle accident in heavy fog late Monday morning about a mile south of Interstate 94 near Roberts. Gordon E. Cariveau, 74, of Oronoco, Minn. died in the accident. St. Croix County authorities said James E. Peuse, 81, of Eau Claire, was driving eastbound...
December 16, 2014 - 9:52am
December 12, 2014
Congressman announces details for hunger/homelessness summit
U.S. Congressman Sean Duffy, who represents the St. Croix County area of River Falls, spells out an agenda for his second annual Hunger and Homelessness Summit Tuesday, Dec. 16, in New Richmond. This year’s summit will feature a keynote address by Lloyd Pendleton, who is...
news / government
December 12, 2014 - 10:56am
December 4, 2014
Car hits downtown Hudson building Thursday afternoon
A woman driver hit a downtown Hudson building at 226 Locust St. Thursday afternoon. Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen said the driver was attempting to back out of an angle parking space in front of the building. When she hit the accelerator, however, the car was in a forward gear...
December 4, 2014 - 3:05pm
Burial at Arlington: A wish fulfilled
Chief Petty Officer Charles E. Williamson gave most of his adult life in service to his country. His nephew, Gary Williamson of Hudson, felt duty-bound to see that his desire to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery was honored -- even though his uncle had lain in a grave in...
December 4, 2014 - 9:10am
Somerset man charged in North Hudson home invasion
A Somerset man is facing five felony charges stemming from a Thanksgiving Day incident involving his estranged wife at her home in the village of North Hudson. Steven L. Jacobs, 35, spent the holiday weekend in jail and had his initial appearance in St. Croix County Circuit Court...
December 4, 2014 - 9:02am
Hudson-born singer Sarah Lou Richards making big Nashville strides
Asked how her former Hudson classmates might remember her when she was a 9-year-old at E.P. Rock Elementary School, Nashville singer and song...
December 4, 2014 - 8:54am
Committee declines offer of nativity set for Lakefront Park
The offer of a nativity scene for the Lakefront Park band shell caused some discomfort for the city’s Public Works Committee at its meeting Tuesday, Nov. 25. Committee members seemed reluctant to turn down the gift depicting the birth of Jesus, but also were wary of the controversy...
December 4, 2014 - 8:47am
School board sets to work on new plan for secondary space
The Hudson Board of Education held a special meeting last week billed as a work session to tackle what to do about the shortage of secondary...
December 4, 2014 - 8:42am
November 26, 2014
Heinemann to retire from Hudson Chamber post
Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau President Kim Heinemann publically announced Wednesday, Nov. 26, that she is retiring. Her last day on the job will be Dec. 19. Heinemann and her husband Larry own a home in Marco Island, Florida and plan to move there. “We...
November 26, 2014 - 10:17am
November 17, 2014
Harsdorf awarded for building Wisconsin
State Sen. Shelia Harsdorf (R-River Falls) was presented with the 2014 “Building Wisconsin” award by Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin (ABC) at the capital in Madison. Harsdorf was recognized for her hard work during the 2013-14 legislative session on behalf...
November 17, 2014 - 8:38am
November 6, 2014
Hudson school referendum, town referendums headed to defeat
It appears that the Hudson school referendum is headed to defeat, with “no” votes holding a 5,783-4,125 edge with seven of 10 precincts reporting. Still to come, as of 10:15 p.m., are two city of Hudson precincts and the village of North Hudson. The second question is also...
November 6, 2014 - 9:05am
November 5, 2014
Hilscher is speaker at Home & Garden meeting Nov. 11
Diane Hilscher, landscape architect and native plant ecologist is presenting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Hudson Home & Garden Club meeting at the River Room at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Hilscher's talk is titled "Natural Landscaping." Hilscher has been honing her skills...
November 5, 2014 - 10:22am
November 4, 2014
School District Disappointed in Referendum Outcome
School Board President Jamie Johnson issued the following statement after Tuesday night's referendum defeat:The Hudson School District is disappointed in Tuesday’s referendum outcome that would have provided much needed secondary school space. The Board of Education will need to...
November 4, 2014 - 11:48pm
Unofficial election results impacting the western Wisconsin area are:
Governor Scott Walker; Rep Dean Knudson among the winners; school and town referendums among the losers. --Referendums New Hudson High School - 8,090 No; 5,826 Yes New HHS auditorium – 8,079 No; 5,735 Yes Town of Hudson levy increase for roads – 2,476 No; 1,418...
November 4, 2014 - 11:11pm
Republicans look like big winners in state and western Wisconsin
Republicans appear to be the big winners in Wisconsin and the St. Croix County area. Gov. Scott Walker has been declared the winner in the governor’s race by network television analysts. With about 39 percent of the votes counted, Walker has a 58 percent to 41 percent lead. Other...
November 4, 2014 - 10:03pm