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Freeway crash brings Hudson traffic to a crawl
Wisconsin roundup: Green Bay clerk refuses to put early voting site at UW campus; gas now $1.99 in parts of state; 9 more state news stories
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
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
One final painting party
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
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
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Joanne I. Williams, 78
Marion Deal, 87
Anita J. Limbach, 84
Nancy L. Thoen, 63
He’s finally here
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
November 21, 2015
Willow River State Park lake has different look
These aerial photos show just how little water is left in the Little Falls Lake at the Willow River State Park. The water was first lowered...
November 21, 2015 - 5:32am
October 25, 2015
New EMS and library directors introduced
Brandon Lyksett was approved by the Hudson City Council Monday night to serve as the new director for St. Croix Emergency Medical Services. Lyksett,...
October 25, 2015 - 1:46pm
September 14, 2015
United Way kicks off 2015 campaign
United Way St. Croix Valley will launch its 2015 Campaign on Sept. 14. The annual fundraising appeal, which funds United Way initiatives and local nonprofit programs and services serving Pierce, Polk and St. Croix county residents, will run through Nov. 13. “We enjoy a wonderful...
September 14, 2015 - 11:33am
September 4, 2015
Tom O’Connell requests a visit with Pope Francis
Tom O’Connell has requested a meeting with Pope Francis during the pontiff’s visit to the United States later this month. The Hudson funeral home owner would like to talk to the pope about his son Daniel, who was murdered in 2002 by a parish priest thought to be trying to...
September 4, 2015 - 11:39am
August 19, 2015
Stevens Point lowers fine for first-time possession of marijuana; Possible tornado touchdown in Lake Geneva; 10 more Wisconsin news stories
Stevens Point officials have lowered the fine for first-time possession of small amounts of marijuana. The city council voted Tuesday to drop the ordinance penalty from $300 to $100 -- the equivalent of an underage drinking fine. There were both supporters and opponents. Ben...
News/crime and courts
August 19, 2015 - 8:20am
August 17, 2015
Authorities urge continued vigilance on waterways
Safety continues to be a focal point on Pierce and St. Croix county waterways as summer enters its home stretch. St. Croix County Sheriff’s...
August 17, 2015 - 12:39pm
August 14, 2015
County to utilize CodeRED emergency notification system
The St. Croix County Emergency Support Services Department, recently implemented the CodeRED mass notification system as part of its total 911 and emergency communications upgrade. The CodeRED alert system, which went live Aug. 1 will allow the county to quickly deliver alerts of...
August 14, 2015 - 12:31pm
July 8, 2015
Former New Richmond High School janitor gets 16 years for child molestation
The former New Richmond High School janitor who was convicted of sexually assaulting a child was sent to prison last week by a St. Croix County Circuit Court judge. Jay Patrick Flaherty, 50, was sentenced to 16 years in prison and 10 years on extended supervision June 29 by Judge...
News/crime and courts
July 8, 2015 - 2:59pm
June 28, 2015
Proposal would expand loop trailhead near new bridge
A St. Croix Crossing Loop Trail starting point would have a little extra room to breathe — and space to grow — under a proposal backed last week by a key panel. St. Croix County Board members will vote July 7 on a recommendation to acquire private land that will help enhance...
June 28, 2015 - 11:17am
June 21, 2015
Town Troy determines road repairs, fire call
The Troy Town Board discussed the problem intersection of Glen Ridge and Glover Roads at its June 11 regular meeting. The intersection gets slippery in the winter and can be hard to get going after stopping, explained Town Board Supervisor David Hense. “That’s where the...
June 21, 2015 - 11:49am
June 6, 2015
First responders, school district to hold training exercise
Residents of the city of Hudson may notice extra law enforcement, EMS, fire department and other agencies’ equipment and personnel sometime within upcoming weeks. A training exercise will be held during the day. The specific date is not released to keep the training as life like...
June 6, 2015 - 11:54am
June 5, 2015
Bison herd arrives in Afton June 6
On Saturday, June 6, the Belwin Conservancy is hosting its seventh bison release. Guests will experience the energy as a herd of about 30 bison...
June 5, 2015 - 11:53am
June 2, 2015
County officers honor fallen guardians
A crowd of more than 200 people made up of St. Croix County law enforcement officers, their family, friends and fellow community members gathered...
June 2, 2015 - 11:28am
April 19, 2015
Work resumes at Pier 12 in the St. Croix River
St. Croix Crossing bridge construction has resumed at Pier 12, the river pier closest to the Wisconsin shoreline. Crews completed the second of three concrete pours for the crossbeam last week. The crossbeam connects the upstream and downstream columns at each pier location. Other...
April 19, 2015 - 11:40am
April 14, 2015
Concerns flow as Little Falls Lake project nears
Jim Laird treasures his commanding view of Little Falls Lake. A bay window at his home opens up a nearpanoramic view of the lake, from which...
April 14, 2015 - 11:03am