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Senate Dist. 10 has incumbent Harsdorf vs.challenger Odeen
Wisconsin roundup: Voucher enrollment up 5 percent; Obamacare recipients in line for 16 percent premium hike; 8 more state news stories
Internet safety: a conversation parents and kids must have
Wisconsin roundup: Public schools lose $2.4M for special-needs vouchers; Madison native pleads guilty to terrorism-related charge; 11 more state news stories
UPDATE: Teen crash victim reportedly swerved to avoid motorist on cellphone
crime and courts
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Prairie chickens making a comeback in western Minn.
Update: Raiders keep Jug, earn home playoff game
Hudson soccer sews up 2nd straight BRC title
Drinking beer to benefit habitat? See how this southwest Minnesota brewing company is benefiting wildlife one beer at a time
Anxiety increasingly growing among students
Hudson Food Shelf has helped sustain families for more than 30 years
Caregivers share stories at HCF community forum
Taking root in Hudson
Seventh-annual GO Pink For Life kicks off
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 11/17/16 Budget Hearing Notice
SUMMONS: Preferred Prop. v. Mathias Katch, et al.; Case 16-SC-921
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - Fire Dept. SCBA Equipment
FORECLOSURE: Associated Bank v. Matthew Wallin; Case No. 15-CV-529
TOWN OF HUDSON: 11/15/16 Budget Hearing and Special Meetings
Marion Deal, 87
Anita J. Limbach, 84
Nancy L. Thoen, 63
Cecelia Ann Sneft
Joanne I. Williams, 78
Citizen’s Police Academy: Tasers, strikes and defense
I think that I shall never see ...
Early voting is great option but don’t be hasty
Chaotic campaigns seen on all levels, sides
Real Estate Showcase
March 21, 2016
Erickson: city has money to accelerate street repairs, boost library funding
There are two things that Hudson mayoral candidate Vicky Erickson would like to make clear. She doesn’t want to raise the city’s property...
March 21, 2016 - 10:15am
March 19, 2016
St. Joseph Town Board candidates forum set for March 28
Candidates for two St. Joseph supervisor seats will square off at a March 28 candidates forum that was announced at last week's Town Board meeting. The forum, sponsored by the Rolling Hills 4-H Club, will begin at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Town Hall, a week before the April 5 election....
March 19, 2016 - 11:53am
March 18, 2016
Candidates make their cases for mayor's office
Vicky Erickson and Rich O'Connor, candidates for mayor of Hudson, expressed their views on the issues facing the city during a question-and-answer...
March 18, 2016 - 5:15pm
March 17, 2016
GOP county caucus is Saturday
On Saturday, March 19, at 9 a.m., the St. Croix County Republican Party will hold a caucus at Church of Christ, 1491 County Road A, New Richmond.Everyone is welcome to attend. Only 2016 members of the Republican Party of St. Croix County by March 5, 2016, may vote, except that...
March 17, 2016 - 9:52am
March 16, 2016
Wisconsin GOP race could still mean something by April 5; Up to 13 inches of snow possible by tomorrow in NW Wisconsin; 13 more state news briefs
It looks like the Democratic presidential race will be settled by the time Wisconsinites vote on April 5, but the GOP race remains in play. Democrat Hillary Clinton won all five states that voted Tuesday although the margin was so slim in Missouri that a recount is possible. CNN estimates...
March 16, 2016 - 8:56am
March 14, 2016
District 4 City Council candidates interviewed
The two candidates for the District 4 seat on the Hudson City Council have been interviewed by Mary Claire Potter for the Western Wisconsin Journal...
March 14, 2016 - 12:46pm
Mississippi River shipping should begin early; plastic-bag ban comes under fire; Thompson weighs in on SCOTUS nomination; seven more state news stories
PEPIN – Farmers and others can expect an early start to the shipping season on the Mississippi River. That's because so much ice has melted, it's no longer necessary for the Army Corps of Engineers to measure the ice depths at Lake Pepin on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. It was...
March 14, 2016 - 8:28am
March 10, 2016
Hudson mayoral candiates will answer questions next Thursday
The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau will host a Hudson Mayoral Candidate Town Hall Forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in the Music Room of The Phipps Center for the Arts. The forum will feature Vicky Erickson and Rich O’Connor, the two remaining candidates...
March 10, 2016 - 2:04pm
March 9, 2016
Two more bacterial infection cases suspected in state; Janesville asks General Motors for $25 million; Bradley: Fallout from anti-gay columns changed her; 10 more Wisconsin news stories
Federal health officials say they have found two more suspected cases of the deadly Elizabethkingia bacterial infection in Wisconsin. Officials have not announced any new confirmed cases beyond the 18 deaths and 26 illnesses reported one week ago. State and federal health investigators...
March 9, 2016 - 9:11am
March 8, 2016
Sen. Harsdorf goes to work - at Home Depot
Businesses statewide recognize value in employing a diverse workforce. Stephen Crawford, who has a developmental disability, is a hardworking...
March 8, 2016 - 8:28am
State recovers $40 million in Medicaid overpayments; Justice Bradley apologizes for anti-gay statements written 23 years ago; Nine more state news stories
The state Health Services Department has recovered $40 million in overpayments to Medicaid health care providers since 2011, according to a report released Monday by the agency's inspector general. Gov. Scott Walker created the internal watchdog five years ago to catch fraud in the...
News/crime and courts
March 8, 2016 - 7:40am
March 6, 2016
Our View: Ready for these nonpartisan (wink-wink) elections?
We’ve talked about this issue before, but we are still questioning the wisdom of calling certain candidates “nonpartisan.” Partisan politics have crept into virtually every “nonpartisan” election and it is time to put party labels on candidates for “nonpartisan” state...
March 6, 2016 - 11:50am
March 3, 2016
Challenger emerges for Harsdorf’s state Senate seat
The 10th state Senate seat now held by Republican Sheila Harsdorf has a new candidate -- Diane Odeen, a lawyer, a River Falls City Council member,...
March 3, 2016 - 1:52pm
March 2, 2016
Hunters no longer need back tags; Merrill man charged with waterboarding girlfriend; 12 more Wisconsin news stories
Wisconsin hunters no longer have to wear number tags on their backs while they're in the woods. That was one of 58 bills signed Tuesday by Gov. Scott Walker. Many states have stopped making hunters wear the tags, which are used to register deer and other animals. The Wisconsin Force...
March 2, 2016 - 9:06am
February 29, 2016
Sensenbrenner: End FBI secrecy over police cell-number roundups; Minnesota man killed in Cable-area sno-mo crash; 15 more news stories from across Wisconsin
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin House Republican Jim Sensenbrenner has asked the FBI to stop making local police swear to secrecy, when they use Stingray devices to round-up cell phone numbers. The devices track cell activity by suspected criminals but in the process, they locate cell-numbers...
February 29, 2016 - 9:34am