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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Hudson Women’s Club: 100 years of service and fellowship
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Traffic problems lead to suspension of Final Stretch triathlon
Wisconsin roundup: Two flooding-related deaths reported; license plates, prosecutors among proposals on budget chopping block; 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Willow River to become area’s first water trail
Mustangs hand Raiders first loss
Hunter safety class registration set for Sept. 13 in Somerset
Raiders top Spartans in battle of unbeatens
HHS senior opens up about depression
Gregory’s Gift of Hope will host microchip clinic Sept. 24
The conversation about mental health is opening up
Hudson Scoutmaster has 50 years of service
Hudson woman competes in Miss Wisconsin USA
arts and entertainment
ST CROIX CO. HIGHWAY DEPT: Public Notice- Misc. Signs in Right-of-Way
CITY OF HUDSON: Liquor License Application - St. Croix Grill
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Lee H. Orlowski Estate; Case No. 16PR69
PROBATE ORDER: Janice A. Lillyblad Estate; Case No. 16PR70
Proposed Monopole Tower in vicinity of 726 Hwy. 12, Hudson
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Dr. James L. "Doc" Wallace, 90
Brian A. Anderson
The ‘new normal’ is routine
Allow me to reintroduce ourselves
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
Real Estate Showcase
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
February 28, 2016
Berning sets sights on ‘new economy’ in Assembly race
Paul Berning was prepared to enter elected office in 2016, but his plans were altered after a longtime lawmaker announced his retirement from...
February 28, 2016 - 3:58pm
Randy's Ramblings: Madison is grabbing power from local governments
I remember when conservatives were the defenders of local control. That was when Democrats had some power in Madison. Now, with Republicans in charge of the Legislature and Scott Walker in the governor’s office the tables have turned. State Rep. Katrina Shankland, a Democrat from...
February 28, 2016 - 9:43am
February 26, 2016
Our View: Time to review those letter guidelines
With another election just around the corner (April 5) it is time to revisit the Star-Observer letters to the editor policy. Like most elections, there will be plenty of information passed around the community. There are several major decisions to be made in the spring election. Among...
February 26, 2016 - 9:29am