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Wisconsin roundup: Green Bay clerk refuses to put early voting site at UW campus; gas now $1.99 in parts of state; 9 more state news stories
Senate Dist. 10 has incumbent Harsdorf vs. challenger Odeen
Wisconsin roundup: Voucher enrollment up 5 percent; Obamacare recipients in line for 16 percent premium hike; 8 more state news stories
Internet safety: a conversation parents and kids must have
Wisconsin roundup: Public schools lose $2.4M for special-needs vouchers; Madison native pleads guilty to terrorism-related charge; 11 more state news stories
crime and courts
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Prairie chickens making a comeback in western Minn.
Update: Raiders keep Jug, earn home playoff game
Hudson soccer sews up 2nd straight BRC title
Drinking beer to benefit habitat? See how this southwest Minnesota brewing company is benefiting wildlife one beer at a time
One final painting party
Anxiety increasingly growing among students
Hudson Food Shelf has helped sustain families for more than 30 years
Caregivers share stories at HCF community forum
Taking root in Hudson
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 11/17/16 Budget Hearing Notice
SUMMONS: Preferred Prop. v. Mathias Katch, et al.; Case 16-SC-921
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - Fire Dept. SCBA Equipment
FORECLOSURE: Associated Bank v. Matthew Wallin; Case No. 15-CV-529
TOWN OF HUDSON: 11/15/16 Budget Hearing and Special Meetings
Cecelia Ann Sneft
Joanne I. Williams, 78
Marion Deal, 87
Anita J. Limbach, 84
Nancy L. Thoen, 63
Citizen’s Police Academy: Tasers, strikes and defense
I think that I shall never see ...
Early voting is great option but don’t be hasty
Chaotic campaigns seen on all levels, sides
Real Estate Showcase
December 12, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Where can it be 80 degrees and snowing?
Where would you have to be to see it snowing when the temperature is 80-plus degrees Fahrenheit? The answer, of course, is Disney World! We spent...
December 12, 2015 - 1:46pm
Our View: Now is the time to consider running
It is a difficult time of the year to think about civic duty, but that’s exactly what must happen if someone is thinking about running for a position on a local board in the spring election. Despite the hectic schedule that surrounds Christmas, now is the time to be exploring the...
December 12, 2015 - 11:39am
December 6, 2015
Randy's Ramblings: School board can’t be accused of not listening this time
Well, I’m surprised. The Hudson Board of Education has picked the option that doesn’t involve building a new school as the way to solve overcrowding at the middle and high schools. As Chuck Nowlen reports in this week’s Star-Observer, the board on Nov. 23 unanimously agreed...
December 6, 2015 - 2:54pm
Our View: The public has spoken!
The Hudson School District released the results of a community survey on the district's final three options for expanding and upgrading its secondary school space and, as they say, the public has spoken! Of the three options presented to district residents, No. 3, no new schools,...
December 6, 2015 - 11:50am
November 21, 2015
Get Me the Manager: A prodigal Madisonian goes home for the weekend – and survives
Not that I miss its hippie days. It’s just that somewhere along the line, Madison changed from an outward-shining beacon to a spotlight of self-absorption. I now see it as an effete, glorified cow town, an island dominated by ivory-tower dinks. I can say stuff like that, even...
November 21, 2015 - 2:26pm
Our View: Hudson has it all for holiday shopping
In Hudson the Christmas season kicks off this weekend with the annual Tour of Homes. The event gets thousands of people out and about and we think it is a good time to remind people that it makes good sense to shop locally. Before the big box stores came into existence (Walmart,...
November 21, 2015 - 11:22am
November 15, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Only 12 weeks until spring training
This paper is dated Nov. 12 -- we’re right between the end of the World Series and the beginning of the holiday season, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Being a baseball nut, I always enjoy the World Series, but was particularly thrilled to see the Kansas City Royals win the fall...
November 15, 2015 - 11:45am
November 13, 2015
Our View: Just a few days left to respond to school survey
A couple of weeks ago residents of the Hudson School District received the 16-page survey, developed by the Slinger-based School Perceptions research firm. Many have already responded, but if you haven’t, you need to do so -- the survey must be completed before Nov. 16. The survey...
November 13, 2015 - 1:57pm
November 8, 2015
Randy's Ramblings: Native son Phillip Baribeau is an up-and-coming filmmaker
Many Hudson High School graduates go on to have highly successful, interesting careers -- so I guess it shouldn’t have come as such a surprise to me. A couple of weeks ago, Adolph Propps called to tell me that his neighbors’ son, Phillip Baribeau, has directed an award-winning...
November 8, 2015 - 12:28pm
Our View: Tuesday is the day to ‘thank a vet’
If you are reading this editorial — written by a free citizen in a free country — then thank a veteran. Wednesday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day and we recognize the contributions of our nation’s military veterans — those who served in both war and peace, stateside and abroad. The...
November 8, 2015 - 12:20pm
November 1, 2015
Our View: Here comes that school survey!
Residents of the Hudson School District have received, or will receive, an important item in the mail sometime this week. It will be the 16-page survey, developed by the Slinger-based School Perceptions research firm. The survey will be one of the final steps involving public input...
November 1, 2015 - 11:18am
October 26, 2015
Get me the manager! Who in this mixed-up world would ever want to be a writer?
We sit at our desks and beat our heads against our laptop keyboards, powerless to create something good. Over and over. Over and over. Day in, day out. Come hell or high water. Please insert more clichés here. Sometimes, the magic happens – the right phrases, the perfect...
October 26, 2015 - 12:08pm
October 24, 2015
Our View: Local firefighters deserve our praise
There are plenty of volunteers in our community, but among those at the head of the list deserving praise are the volunteer firefighters who respond to calls any time of the day or night. Fire Prevention Week was recently observed and firefighters have safety tips for homeowners,...
October 24, 2015 - 12:07pm
October 16, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Selfie problems, Black Hills and meeting fellow Hudsonites
My wife and I made a trip to the Black Hills a couple of weeks ago, but the highlight of the trip was my effort to properly use a selfie...
October 16, 2015 - 1:30pm
Our View: Readers rely on newspapers more than they think
Despite the evolution of iPads, smartphones and apps to disseminate the news in one form or another, community newspapers still hold an integral position in gathering and reporting the news. The community newspaper in its present and electronic formats provides local news and sports...
October 16, 2015 - 9:36am