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Wisconsin roundup: Walker says Trump could tone down the rhetoric; thousands remain without power; 10 more state news stories
A bridge coming together
It’s not just the heat: Crops increase humidity
Tuber rescued on Apple River in Somerset
Wisconsin roundup: Hudson area struck by power outages as heat turns up; church admits wrongdoing; seven more state news stories
crime and courts
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
A good time to be a monster musky
U9 soccer champs in Chaska
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
Hudson lacrosse to play for state title
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
St. Croix County Fair: Extreme heat prompts animal check-in process changes
RiverFest celebrates the St. Croix in Hudson
Daybreak Rotary names two essay winners
Sniffing out a winner: Regional K-9 trials to be held in Hudson
arts and entertainment
NAME CHANGE HEARING: Case No. 16-Cv-260, Brian Eggert II
FORECLOSURE: FNC Bank v. Eric J. Frank, et al; Case No. 15-CV-530
PROBATE ORDER: Clark G. Anderson Estate; Case No. 16-PR-48
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Ethelyn Rose Callahan Estate; Case No. 16PR49
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cary J. Halverson Estate: Case No. 16PR45
Carol Johnson, 66
Karen L. Rada, 77
Carol Johnson, 66
Dolores Ellen Boumeester, 81
Frank P. Marino, 74
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
January 25, 2016
Johnson Controls merging with Tyco, Wisconsin presence may grow; Cross criticized before expected apology shared; 14 more Wisconsin news stories
GLENDALE -- A merger was announced Monday that will blend Wisconsin's largest publicly-owned company -- Johnson Controls -- with the security and fire-protection firm of Tyco International of Ireland. Overseas media reports stated Johnson Controls would officially take over Tyco...
January 25, 2016 - 10:08am
January 22, 2016
Senate panel votes to remove federal wolf protections; man gets prison for defrauding Kohl's Rewards; 12 more news stories from across Wisconsin
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin's grey wolves would return to state control under a bill endorsed by the U.S. Senate's environment committee. The panel has asked the full Senate to add its proposal to a larger sportsmen's act after a similar effort to add it to a budget package was...
January 22, 2016 - 9:35am
January 21, 2016
Senate OKs Planned Parenthood funding cuts, felony charge for 4th OWI; 'Sanctuary Cities' hearing draws hundreds; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin would lose $7.5 million in federal dollars each year under a pair of bills passed by the state Senate. All Republicans on hand voted yes, and all Democrats voted no late Wednesday, on measures to reduce Planned Parenthood's Medicaid reimbursements...
January 21, 2016 - 8:57am
January 20, 2016
They don't teach this in college
Four college students on holiday break built a 12- to 13-foot snowman in Hudson Jan. 8. The group included Bryce DuCharme, Justin Tersteeg, Ryan...
Life/arts and entertainment
January 20, 2016 - 4:20pm
January 19, 2016
Democrats to Walker -- 'We're here too'; address gives Governor chance to 're-set'; revisions to school lunch program under study; 11 more stories from across Wisconsin
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker's sixth annual address Tuesday evening gives the second-term Republican a chance to re-establish a leadership role that diminished after his unsuccessful presidential run a year ago. Many of last year's biggest conservative accomplishments actually came...
January 19, 2016 - 8:59am
January 17, 2016
First coats of ice applied for St. Joseph skating rink
Delayed for more than a year by warm winter weather and procedural details, the first rough coats of ice have been applied for a new outdoor...
January 17, 2016 - 8:15am
January 15, 2016
Passage of school gun bill unlikely, says Voss; former Corrections officials collect back-pay after ouster; 12 more news stories from across Wisconsin
MADISON -- A bill to let permit-holders carry concealed guns on Wisconsin school grounds is "highly unlikely" to pass this session. GOP Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he supports it, but time is running out for a session he hopes to end in February. Vos said guns in schools is...
January 15, 2016 - 9:21am
January 14, 2016
Burton Field skating rinks and warming house open Friday
The city of Hudson’s Parks Department has announced that the ice rinks and warming house at Burton Field will open Friday, Jan. 15. The notice on the city’s website, www.ci.hudson.wi.us, says rink attendants will be on duty seven days a week, weather permitting. The warming house...
January 14, 2016 - 1:42pm
Club presents awards for best photos of 2015
The Western Wisconsin Photography Club has awarded first place ribbons for images submitted by members during 2015. The club’s Image of the...
Life/arts and entertainment
January 14, 2016 - 10:53am
Jean Johnson injured in fall from horse
Jean Johnson, the wife of Hudson School Board President Jamie Johnson, suffered severe fractures Sunday, Jan. 3, in a fall from a horse she was riding near Baldwin. Both of Johnson’s hip sockets were fractured in the fall, and the left one shattered, her husband said. After phoning...
January 14, 2016 - 10:34am
January 13, 2016
The BEE Project is seeking participants
Danielle Vogler, the leader of a project to improve honeybee habitat, is looking for 100 participants in the program. The Hudson Community Foundation...
January 13, 2016 - 4:57pm
January 12, 2016
Car races on the ice were a big deal for a decade
Car races on the St. Croix River ice, sponsored by the Hudson Boosters, was a big deal for about a decade, before ending after the 1968 race...
January 12, 2016 - 10:32am
January 11, 2016
Proposed UP mine has implications for Wisconsin; Illinois law firm pledges to help Steven Avery; 18 more Wisconsin stories from weekend news
A proposed mining project in Upper Michigan would affect northeast Wisconsin. Officials recently held a public hearing that drew split opinions about a plan by Aquila Resources to open a gold, silver, copper, and zinc mine just north of the Wisconsin-UP border north of Marinette. The...
January 11, 2016 - 9:09am
January 8, 2016
Fourth OWI would bring felony charge under change OK'd by Assembly panel; DOT adds Saturday license renewal services; 10 more stories from around Wisconsin
MADISON -- A bill to give longer prison sentences to repeat drunk drivers has been unanimously endorsed by the state Assembly's judiciary committee. It makes four-time operating while intoxicated arrest a felony instead of a misdemeanor, and it raises maximum sentences for up to...
January 8, 2016 - 10:22am
Boosters prepared for 2016 girls softball; tryouts for traveling teams Jan. 9
Because of limited availability of the Knowles Center as well as an early Spring Break, tryouts for the traveling softball teams are being held earlier than usual this year. 12U, 14U and 16U Tryouts for the 12U, 14U and 16U traveling teams will be on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Knowles...
January 8, 2016 - 6:00am