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April 2, 2016
Open Mike: International campfire memories rekindled
It’s funny how small the world can get some days. That occurred to me after bombs went off in Brussels. Mind you, I’ve never been to Belgium. Not even close. Yet I couldn’t help but wonder if some guys I encountered a couple years ago might have been victim to the horror. A...
April 2, 2016 - 11:27am
March 26, 2016
Doug's Diggings: A look at Disney with grandkids
The bad news, this is the first time in close to 20 years that I didn’t get to Florida for spring training. The good news -- I did get to Florida, but instead of Fort Myers, my wife and I went with my oldest son Donovan and his wife Michele and two children (Connor and John) to...
March 26, 2016 - 3:03pm
March 24, 2016
Our View: There is no perfect referendum
We’ve come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a perfect school referendum. We have also come to the conclusion that Hudson High School either needs to be replaced, or updated. The current proposal is the best we’ve seen in recent referendum proposals. The people...
March 24, 2016 - 12:25pm
March 18, 2016
The Campbell Scoop: It’s your government and it’s your right to know
You have the right to know. Much like your right to speak freely without fear of government intervention, or your right to worship whatever deity you choose, or for the more sordid of us, your right to face due process in legal battles and have a jury decide your fate, you have the...
March 18, 2016 - 3:20pm
March 17, 2016
Our View: You have a right to know
The news business this week -- March 14-20 -- is observing Sunshine Week. It is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. In the United States, the government isn’t something to which citizens must swear an oath...
March 17, 2016 - 9:49am
March 13, 2016
Get me the manager! A torn school reporter's lament: Stop me before I vote again?
Should I write today about the upcoming schools referendum? Or should I write about baseball instead? Maybe I should write about something else. Maybe Friday the 13th, which arrives on Sunday this month? How about presidential politics? Nah, that would only make people depressed....
March 13, 2016 - 8:54am
Our View: Distracted driving can’t be viewed as acceptable
A tragic accident across the river last week took the life of a 22-year-old Hudson woman, Megan Goeltz -- a single mom with a 3-year-old daughter. Imagine the years of unexpected tragic change facing the family. The driver who struck Goeltz‘s vehicle was also from Hudson. According...
March 13, 2016 - 8:49am
March 6, 2016
Doug's Diggings: You don’t have to be Swedish...
There are plenty of people of Scandinavian descent in our readership area -- I’m one of them. In fact, all four of my grandparents found their way to this country from Sweden in the late 1800s. I’ve always considered myself an American and haven’t taken the time to look into...
March 6, 2016 - 2:25pm
Our View: Ready for these nonpartisan (wink-wink) elections?
We’ve talked about this issue before, but we are still questioning the wisdom of calling certain candidates “nonpartisan.” Partisan politics have crept into virtually every “nonpartisan” election and it is time to put party labels on candidates for “nonpartisan” state...
March 6, 2016 - 11:50am
February 28, 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Madison is grabbing power from local governments
I remember when conservatives were the defenders of local control. That was when Democrats had some power in Madison. Now, with Republicans in charge of the Legislature and Scott Walker in the governor’s office the tables have turned. State Rep. Katrina Shankland, a Democrat from...
February 28, 2016 - 9:43am
February 26, 2016
Our View: Time to review those letter guidelines
With another election just around the corner (April 5) it is time to revisit the Star-Observer letters to the editor policy. Like most elections, there will be plenty of information passed around the community. There are several major decisions to be made in the spring election. Among...
February 26, 2016 - 9:29am
February 20, 2016
Our View: St. Croix EDC works hard behind the scenes
The St. Croix County Economic Development Corp. is a hard-working group in the Hudson area that performs a tremendous service that, in the long run, has a positive economic impact on everyone. The organization, headed by Bill Rubin, deserves some praise and recognition. The mission...
February 20, 2016 - 11:15am
February 19, 2016
Day By Day: Recovery is a work in progress for problem patient
Well I’m back after having had a little work done -- not that kind of work -- don’t know where I’d start if it were that kind of work. No, I had rotator cuff surgery and survived it. I didn’t know anything about it before the pain in my shoulder just wouldn’t go away. Losing...
February 19, 2016 - 4:17pm
February 13, 2016
Our View: Don’t forget to vote in Tuesday’s primary
In the big picture, a primary election in the middle of February won’t generally cause a lot of excitement. With the level of interest in Hudson’s...
February 13, 2016 - 11:51am
Get me the manager! Think sports are vicarious? This writer has a different take
A friend writes: "Dear Chuck, I enjoy your columns, but please leave the meditations on sports and athletics to the vicarious crowd and JUST WRITE." Or words to that effect. The missive arrived almost a year ago, I think. I must've deleted it accidentally since, so I can't be sure...
February 13, 2016 - 8:13am