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March 1, 2013
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...
March 1, 2013 - 6:20am
February 25, 2013
St. Croix County District Attorney argues for 'meaningful' gun restrictions
Guest column by St. Croix County District Attorney Eric Johnson It's time. It's time to enact and support meaningful and effective gun control and registration. It's time to recognize that the free-for-all in guns has contributed to the violence in our society. It's time to realize...
February 25, 2013 - 7:36am
February 22, 2013
Letter: Liked Ontl gun column
Dear Editor, In last week's paper I nearly missed "Margaret's Musings" until it was pointed out to me by a friend. Finally -- an article of truth, perception and reason when it comes to firearms. How refreshing! Now if she can just convince a few hundred members of Congress...
February 22, 2013 - 12:42pm
Letter: No fan of St. Croix County administrator
Dear Editor, From 1975 to 1987, Wisconsin Sen. William Proxmire awarded a monthly Golden Fleece Award targeting wasteful government spending. The time has come to bring the Golden Fleece Award back. For failing to pursue with due diligence and research a beneficial plan for...
February 22, 2013 - 12:41pm
Letter: Back Kunz for School Board on April 2
Dear Editor, I sit wondering how six of the seven School Board members could think that Superintendent Eggebraaten could deserve such a handsome raise. The fiscal negligence she demonstrated during the SCM property debacle was unprecedented. Hiring appraisers, architects, consultants,...
February 22, 2013 - 12:40pm
Day By Day: Surprises come in all shapes and sizes
When I look back I don't think I have had a particularly surprising life. On the contrary, I generally I feel like my aversion to risk-taking and fear of failure have resulted in a pretty pedestrian existence. That sounds bad. I'm a pretty content person and happy and grateful...
February 22, 2013 - 6:31am
February 21, 2013
Our View: State focuses on individual well-being
Hudson and St. Croix County are a few steps ahead of the state of Wisconsin when it comes to focusing on the well-being of residents. Last week, Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker declared 2013 to be the "Year of Well-Being" in Wisconsin. The year will apparently...
February 21, 2013 - 12:28pm
February 7, 2013
OUR VIEW: This potential bill is simply wrong
We are concerned -- as every citizen should be -- about a draft bill that may soon be considered by the Wisconsin Assembly. The bill was introduced by Rep.
February 7, 2013 - 9:50am
January 31, 2013
OUR VIEW: Hot Air Affair brings a weekend of fun
This weekend's 24th annual Hot Air Affair brings fun and excitement to Hudson as we head into February and the home stretch of our winter. For the past 24 years the event has been a remarkable effort for the group of volunteers that stage the activities each year. The Hot Air Affair...
January 31, 2013 - 4:48pm
RANDY'S RAMBLINGS: Worthy winners selected for Chamber awards
I came away from last week's Awards Banquet of the Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau with good feelings about the Hudson business community and the Chamber's choice of honorees. I'm not the most sociable creature and approach such events with some trepidation. But it was unfounded...
January 31, 2013 - 3:14pm
January 28, 2013
Letter: These movies not appropriate
Dear Editor, Just a month after the Newtown, Conn., massacre where 20 little children and eight teachers were slaughtered, guess what our greedy, anything-for-a-buck movie writers and producers in Hollywood have been making millions on - you guessed it - No. 1 and 2 at the box...
January 28, 2013 - 11:39am
Letter: Address the 'real' problem
Dear Editor, The knife that O.J. Simpson used to "allegedly" murder two people was not blamed for that horrendous crime. The culture of violence in America started many years ago. Look at where our society has regressed from our moral standards of just 50 years ago. These...
January 28, 2013 - 1:34am
January 27, 2013
Letter: Don't need more guns
Dear Editor, Gun control is much in the news, as it should be, since the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. In my opinion, this discussion is long overdue and much too important to receive a quick fix made when emotions run high. My hope is that cool heads will prevail and long-term solutions...
January 27, 2013 - 11:36am
Letter: Argues for gun control
Dear Editor, As Evangelicals celebrate Pro-Life Week in many of their congregations this week, I have to wonder how many pulpits will courageously connect President Obama's gun control proposals to the issue of life? Also, as we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this week,...
January 27, 2013 - 1:38am
January 26, 2013
Letter: Backs 'rainy day' fund for Hudson School District
Dear Editor, The School Board voted to raise the salaries of a majority of Hudson School District employees recently. They indeed should be compensated for their work. However, I believe that two-thirds to three-fourths of that money should have gone to raising compensation,...
January 26, 2013 - 11:46am