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Fiscal Bureau memo declares $1B-plus state shortfall looms large; Saturday is be biggest shopping day; 11 more Wisconsin stories
Golf course rezoning advances
St. Joseph approves limits on large farm equipment travel
Man with local ties charged in stabbing death of Duluth woman
Star Grants totaling $36,568 awarded for innovative classroom projects
crime and courts
Kenzie Prater going for hockey gold with U.S. national team
Raider girls' hoops team on top in Big Rivers
Hudson doctor receives national certification for brain injury medicine
Raider boys streak to 5-0 start
Raider boys open season with two victories
Bell-ringers make it through the night; halfway to goal
Lilyquist, Gilbert team up again for marathon bell-ringing at County Market
Family receives gift of decorated home; father serving in Kuwait
Organist Dave Wickerham to perform holiday extravaganza at The Phipps
Hudson gourmets among the best at World Food Championships
arts and entertainment
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 2014 Wildlife Crop Damage Assessment Deadline
CITY OF HUDSON: 1/8/15 Public Hearing- Hospital Permit & Sign Plan
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Howard G. Bune Estate; Case 14PR90
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Mary E. Senkus Estate; Case No. 14PR88
SUMMONS: Croixview Family Chiropractic v. Shane Jacks; Case No. 14-SC-922
Willard C. Hoheisel, 86
Stephen Sabol, 73
Caleb F. Peterson, 25
Martin Willesen O'Connell, 85
Janet R. Laatsch, 80
Get Me the Manager: Email sparks memories of Thanksgiving days on the lean side
Day By Day: This Thanksgiving I’m grateful for those who have come and gone
Our View: Hudson has it all for holiday shopping
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November 26, 2014
Half of WEAC -- all AFT unions vote to remain intact; collision near Holman claims 3 lives; 11 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- The state's largest teachers' union says about half of its member groups have voted to stay in existence for another year. State officials released results Tuesday of more than 300 annual re-certification votes by public school unions. The Wisconsin Education Association...
November 26, 2014 - 10:17am
November 25, 2014
Fountain City man dies in pickup vs. freight train accident; Gasoline prices dropping here but dropping faster in Minnesota; Nine more state news briefs
Yesterday's snowstorm was blamed for the death of a pickup truck driver who collided with a passing freight train in western Wisconsin. Buffalo County authorities said Christopher Squires, 32, of Fountain City slid through an intersection, and his pickup got stuck after it scraped...
news / accidents
November 25, 2014 - 8:42am
November 21, 2014
State budget requests vs. reality; $2.2 billion gap; farm officials say Obama immigration orders fall short; 10 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- State government agencies have asked for $2.2 billion more than the money available to fund those programs over the next two years, according to Administration Department tallies released Thursday. Legislative leaders agree that the departments won't get everything they...
news / region
November 21, 2014 - 10:10am
November 20, 2014
Car-semi crash near Osseo claims a life; Walker joins GOP criticism of Obama's pending immigration rules; 13 more Wisconsin stories
OSSEO -- A passenger vehicle collided with a tractor trailer unit on eastbound I-94 near Osseo, claiming the life of one of two occupants of the car. The Wisconsin State Patrol reported the crash occurred about 6:49 p.m. at mile marker 85, about three miles north of Osseo. The Patrol...
news / region
November 20, 2014 - 9:54am
November 19, 2014
Ryan chosen to chair Ways & Means; 5 cent fuel tax hike suggested by WDOT; 12 more Wisconsin stories
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin's Paul Ryan achieved a long-time goal Tuesday when he was picked to chair the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. A GOP steering panel chose the 16-year congressional veteran from Janesville over Kevin Brady of Texas. Ryan says the Ways and Means...
November 19, 2014 - 9:15am
November 18, 2014
Ryan may be tabbed to chair high-profile Ways and Means Committee; Boyceville woman killed by police was B-W grad; 11 more Wisconsin stories
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsinites could find out Tuesday whether Wisconsin's Paul Ryan becomes the new chair of the House Ways and Means Committee. Majority Republicans were hoping to choose several top committee leaders Monday but some members couldn't travel to Washington due to...
November 18, 2014 - 9:13am
November 17, 2014
Sen. Johnson likely to chair Homeland Security committee; propane fire kills hunter, destroys stand; 10 more Wisconsin stories
WASHINGTON D.C. -- After just four years in the U.S. Senate, Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson is about to win something his Democratic predecessor never had in 18 years -- a major committee chairmanship. Johnson is in line as the head of the Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental...
November 17, 2014 - 10:00am
Golf course owners request rezoning
An application to rezone the Hudson golf course for a single-family home development was referred to the city’s Plan Commission on a 4-2 vote of the City Council on Monday night, Nov. 10. The action comes close to five months after the City Council voted unanimously to hold the...
November 17, 2014 - 9:45am
Absent candidate wins big
St. Croix County voters have twice this year given election wins to a candidate who quit her job and is working in Minnesota. In a landslide – roughly a 3-2 margin -- Lori Meyer collected 19,168 votes to her opponent’s 12,386 to win re-election to the clerk of courts position....
November 17, 2014 - 9:32am
Harsdorf awarded for building Wisconsin
State Sen. Shelia Harsdorf (R-River Falls) was presented with the 2014 “Building Wisconsin” award by Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin (ABC) at the capital in Madison. Harsdorf was recognized for her hard work during the 2013-14 legislative session on behalf...
November 17, 2014 - 8:38am
November 14, 2014
Referendum supporters, foes agree: more public input needed
After last week’s defeat of the Hudson High School referendum, supporters and opponents seem to agree on one key point -- more public input is needed in any future plan. The referendum lost by a vote of 8,090 to 5,826. “We need more community evaluation and more community...
November 14, 2014 - 12:27pm
Trustee Paul Rode resigns from North Hudson board
North Hudson Village Board Trustee Paul Rode announced last week that he is resigning his post effective immediately. In a letter to the village he said the decision was made because of family issues. It was announced after the monthly board meeting Thursday, Nov. 6. Rode was first...
November 14, 2014 - 12:10pm
South Shore snowfall exceeds 4 feet; farm exports up 17 percent; 11 more Wisconsin stories
GILE -- An area of northern Wisconsin near the Michigan state line already has recorded more than 4 feet of snow just since Monday. “It’s amazing. It’s just amazing how much has come so fast,” Peg Sutherland said. “All of this since 8 a.m. Monday morning.” Conditions...
November 14, 2014 - 9:15am
November 13, 2014
Doug's Diggings: Random thoughts from election coverage night
As I was covering the elections last Tuesday night, it became obvious early in the process that the referendum for a new Hudson High School was doomed. Before the night started, I had no idea which way it would go. There is no polling for this sort of thing. So what do we make...
opinion / columns
November 13, 2014 - 10:42am
State house leaders promise budget diligence -- whatever Walker's future plans; abuse alleged at Birnamwood-area dairy; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- Legislative leaders say they're willing to act on a new state budget quicker than normal thus letting Gov. Scott Walker hit the presidential campaign trail if he wants. However, leaders of both parties say they won't sacrifice the tedious process of passing Wisconsin's...
news / region
November 13, 2014 - 6:43am