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School Board pares 22 secondary-space options down to three
Arrow ABC Building Center network sold to investment firm
Kelley Gallery Art and Frame: A Hudson original for 30 years
Wis. congressman rejects speaker bid; gender-neutral homecoming in Madison; state costs vary under Obamacare; six more state news stories
New Richmond man killed in crash
crime and courts
Raiders keep jug in Hudson
Raiders keep the jug
Raider kickers defeat Minnesota's top-ranked team
Max Ball and Karina Gilson win cross country races at Chippewa Falls
Old Abes edge Raiders for BRC volleyball lead
Open house at Little Free Library
Around Hudson with John McGivern
Comedian Scott Novotny at The Phipps Friday
A terminal disease, a brave fight – and a razor-thin glimmer of hope
CCH offers new approach to elderly care
arts and entertainment
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Bids- Snowplowing Selected Facilities
FORECLOSURE: Wilmington Savings v. Michelle A. McGeehan; Case No. 14-CV-315
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION: Re: Hudson Brewing Company LLC
CITY OF HUDSON: Drinking Water Notice
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: William H. H. Cranmer Estate; Case No. 15PR86
Marie Schmahl, 88
Ralph Giger, 90
David Fredrickson, 78
Pastor Richard S. Miller, 88
Marie Schmahl, 88
Day by Day: Simultaneously getting smarter and dumber is a sign of the times
OUR VIEW: They saw a problem and made it their business to solve it
Get me the manager! Thoughts on delusions, grand dreams – and hope for the ‘impossible’
Our View: Spirit of St. Croix Days offers weekend fun
Our View: Can't blame the school district this time
December 19, 2012
How is that pronounced?
Anyone who needs help pronouncing the names of some places in Wisconsin now have a way to get it. The State Cartographer's Office and www.misspronouncer.com have launched an interactive map called "Pronounce Wisconsin." Users can put a computer mouse over one of 1,700 places on...
government / education
December 19, 2012 - 4:07pm
October 16, 2009
St. Croix Riverway: A national park in our own backyard
When it comes to the mission of the National Park Service and the St. Croix, one question guides almost everything they do. "Is it in the best...
October 16, 2009 - 1:59am
June 17, 2009
New Web site lists water quality tests for Wisconsin beaches
If you want to know if a beach is safe in parts of Wisconsin, there's a Web site where you can check it out. Counties test dozens of beaches up to four times a week for E-coli bacteria in the water and the results are posted at a Web address we'll give you in a moment. The site...
June 17, 2009 - 9:09am
April 27, 2009
Boaters rejoice; Lake Michigan 9 inches higher
Lake Michigan has been rising for about the last year. The Army Corps of Engineers says the big lake is 9 inches higher than a year ago, but it's still 9 inches below its long term average for April. Lake Michigan's water levels fell deeply for about a decade, until Wisconsin...
April 27, 2009 - 9:24am
Woodbury man dies after being swept into river while exploring
A Woodbury man, who was exploring a tunnel with a friend along the Mississippi River in St. Paul Sunday morning, died when the tunnel filled...
April 27, 2009 - 7:30am
April 10, 2009
DNR grounds its planes and pilots after crash kills a fire-fighting monitor
Wisconsin's natural resource agency is temporarily grounding its 10 airplanes and 11 pilots, after a crash killed a pilot who was tracking a wildfire. Gov. Jim Doyle called Heath Van Handel, 36, of Appleton a courageous, experienced pilot. Witnesses said his plane was circling...
April 10, 2009 - 9:00am
March 27, 2009
Woodland Trails: Plenty of change in the air
Change is a part of life. The change of seasons is once more upon us. Rain pelts my window and puddles gain in size outside on the ground. The wind howls, making limbs shake and weeds teeter and totter back and forth as the winds powerful unseen forces rock their world. Reports coming...
March 27, 2009 - 1:10am
March 13, 2009
Owls bring in a crowd
Walter Crawford, director of the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis, brought an entourage of owls plus one to the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature...
March 13, 2009 - 1:03pm
Mountain lion spotted last week hasn't been seen again
A mountain lion that ran away after it was almost captured last week in northwest Wisconsin was never seen again. Jim Bishop of the Wisconsin...
March 13, 2009 - 9:00am
January 23, 2009
Ice road offers a river shortcut
It is that time of year when dozens of people enjoy a shortcut between North Hudson and Bayport, Minn. A stretch of the St. Croix River freezes...
January 23, 2009 - 12:00am
July 18, 2008
History and waterways meet at Glen Park
RIVER FALLS -- If all you experience are the upper reaches of Glen Park, you won't be disappointed. Children will gravitate to the historic pool, as they have for generations. A massive open space farther south allows plenty of room for football games or Frisbee tossing. There...
July 18, 2008 - 12:00am
Woodland Trails: A trip to the Boundary Waters
I couldn't believe Josh was into a big fish so soon. We had just finished setting up the tents. I hadn't even gotten my clothes unpacked when I realized Josh had taken off in his kayak and was fishing already. It was getting close to suppertime. Brats would be OK but walleye would...
July 18, 2008 - 12:00am
June 26, 2008
DNR Board approves purchase that will double size of Buckhorn State Park
A state park between Mauston and Necedah will soon double in size. The Natural Resources Board voted Wednesday to buy 923 acres next to Buckhorn State Park. The land is owned by the Wisconsin River Power Co., and part of it borders the popular Castle Rock Flowage. It will cost...
June 26, 2008 - 12:00am
WI DNR reopens Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail; Wildcat Mountain open July 3
The granddaddy of all Wisconsin bike trails is now back in business, according to officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The Elroy-Sparta State Trail was reopened on Wednesday after being closed for two weeks because of flood-related problems. However, a state...
June 26, 2008 - 12:00am
June 9, 2008
Storm damage causes WI DNR to close some state parks and trails
Damage caused by heavy rains across the southern part of the state has forced the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to close some state parks and trails. DNR officials say that Wildcat Mountain State park in Vernon County has been evacuated and closed because of storm damage. The...
June 9, 2008 - 12:00am