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River Falls man charged with third OWI after being clocked at 122 mph
Vehicle crashes, vaults out of ditch; Hudson driver later arrested
Wisconsin roundup: No post-recession relief in many small towns, report says; ballots could see 7 White House candidates; eight more state news stories
Tips lead to arrest in church burglaries; New Richmond man named 'person of interest'
Wisconsin roundup: Meth-related inmates outpace OWI in Eau Claire; man in court on dog-dragging charges; seven more state news stories
crime and courts
River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
The Bull never backs down: Former Raider fullback in fight of his life
Carpenter Art Festival returns Aug. 27
Dancing with the Hudson Stars is back again
Hudson Siblings to serve abroad in mission program
WATCH: Looking back at the 2016 St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
arts and entertainment
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 9/10/16 at Somerset Mini Storage
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance 19-16
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cynthia F. Lichty Estate; Case No. 16-PR-61
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Jennell Bond, 30
Dale L. Vandenberg, 79
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
March 18, 2014
NR aeronautics firm is among 3 Brightstar maiden grants; law-makers try to wrap up pending bills; 10 more state stories
NR aeronautics firm is among 3 Brightstar maiden grants; law-makers try to wrap up pending bills; 10 more state stories MILWAUKEE -- The BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Inc. announced Monday that its investment committee has authorized the funding of its first three early stage Wisconsin...
March 18, 2014 - 10:00am
March 17, 2014
Bill signing Monday frees $35 million for job training; welding likely sparked sawmill fire; 10 more state stories
MADISON -- Just over 3 percent of Wisconsin's billion dollar budget surplus would be used to train new workers, under a bill Gov. Scott Walker was expected to sign into law Monday. The Republican Walker planned s a mid-morning ceremony at Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville....
March 17, 2014 - 8:53am
March 13, 2014
Our View: No need to change court access system
We live in a day and age when information is coming at us from many directions. The danger is that many people may not recognize when a source of critical information is in danger of being silenced. Such is the case in the state of Wisconsin where a group of senators are sponsoring...
March 13, 2014 - 3:51pm
Access to Apostle Islands ice caves to close by Sunday; Councilman quit $83,000 post for $120,000 job -- now he has neither; 10 more state news briefs
CORNUCOPIA -- Access to the wildly popular ice caves on Lake Superior at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will close for the season no later than Sunday night due to rapidly changing ice conditions, park officials announced Wednesday. As the ice on Lake Superior breaks up, it...
March 13, 2014 - 9:36am
March 12, 2014
Senate vote opens possibility of shorter school year; Harsdorf offers measure to modify DNA protocols; 13 more state stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin senators agreed Tuesday to let schools open for less than 180 days a year, as long as they achieve their required class hours. They also approved a loan program so middle-income folks can afford propane during big price-spikes like the one in January, but minority...
March 12, 2014 - 9:55am
March 11, 2014
School-start date debate rekindles; big hiring bump anticipated as spring approaches; 8 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- A nearly 20-year-old debate over when Wisconsin schools can start their fall classes is being revived again. La Crosse Superintendent Randy Nelson wants the state Legislature to end the requirement that schools wait until September first to start their new terms. To help...
March 11, 2014 - 9:21am
March 10, 2014
Task force unlikely to suggest sweeping changes for rural school funding; 'robo call' bill still in-play; more Wisconsin news
MADISON -- The head of a task force that's studying Wisconsin's rural schools says he's surprised at how much they've been stripped to the bare bones. Still, Assembly Republican Rob Swearingen of Rhinelander does not expect his panel to suggest a major financial overhaul when its...
March 10, 2014 - 9:24am
March 6, 2014
Hudson City Council candidates interviewed on Channel 15 program
The River Channel, the cable television community access channel for Hudson and North Hudson, is airing interviews with the candidates for the Hudson City Council. Mary Claire Potter conducted the interviews for the Western Wisconsin Journal program. They will air every Friday...
March 6, 2014 - 10:51am
March 5, 2014
Candidate drops out of District 2 council race
The challenger for the District 2 Hudson City Council seat occupied by Mary Yacoub has dropped out of the race. In a phone call to the Star-Observer...
March 5, 2014 - 10:39am
March 3, 2014
Mequon man among Oscar winners; eased frac-sand bill gets hearing Monday; more state news
Wisconsin is a big winner at the Oscars. Mequon native John Ridley won an Academy Award last night as the Best Adapted Screenplay for the film “Twelve Years a Slave.” It was also named Best Picture. Lupita Nyong'o won the Best Supporting Actress award for the film. "Twelve...
March 3, 2014 - 7:13am
February 26, 2014
CWD spread continues in Iowa, Dane counties; off-color e-mail costs DOT lawyer his job; 9 more state stories
MADISON -- Chronic wasting disease continues to get more prevalent in southern Wisconsin's deer population. The DNR said Tuesday that almost one of every four adult male deer in Iowa County and western Dane County are thought to have the fatal brain disorder. The 25 percent prevalence...
February 26, 2014 - 8:44am
February 24, 2014
CO from grill suspected in poisoning 13 people; Walker calls e-mail flub 'old news'; more state briefs
ARCADIA -- Thirteen people were taken to a hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning from a home near Arcadia in western Wisconsin. Trempealeau County authorities responded to a house where seven adults and five children fell ill late Sunday afternoon. A responding officer also succumbed,...
February 24, 2014 - 9:18am
February 19, 2014
UPDATE: Region braces for next round of snow; Ellsworth voters reject referendums; 6 state stories
No good day goes unpunished -- not in Wisconsin this winter. After the two mildest days of 2014 this week, up to a foot of snow is predicted for Thursday and into Friday as an intense low-pressure system builds steam from the Great Plains. The Eau Claire and Black River Falls regions...
February 19, 2014 - 7:55am
February 18, 2014
RESULTS: St. Croix County Supervisor primary
DISTRICT 6 (Town of Hudson, Ward 2; City of Hudson, Wards 5, 8, 11 & 12) Stephen Nielsen: 110* Clarence Buck Malick: 68* Nicholas Vanden Heuvel: 15 DISTRICT 11 (Town of Stanton, Ward 1; Town of Star Prairie, Wards 1-5; Village of Star Prairie, Ward 1) Roger...
February 18, 2014 - 9:22pm
'Call to Caucus' for GOP March 1
The Republican Party of St Croix County will have a "Call to Caucus" Saturday, March 1. The caucus will begin at 10 a.m. at the New Richmond...
February 18, 2014 - 10:03am