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Complaint dismissed against chief, officer
Wisconsin roundup: Senate leader says speaker should apologize; more state news stories
Students explore options at CVTC career fair
Clothing found on Prescott bridge triggers water, air search
'Moved by the music': Project features St. Croix Valley composer, students, teachers
crime and courts
Donate a Deer campaign helps meet vital need for local food pantries
Raiders fall short in playoff opener
Spikers busy in final week
Raider runners sweep BRC titles
Swim and dive eyes BRC title
River City Chorale presents 'Glorious Day' Oct. 28
Real-life ghost stories for Halloween in St. Croix Falls
Operation HELP's Christmas Campaign for Kids is about to start
'Fight the New Drug' event in Woodbury to examine effects of pornography
Art Crawl set for Saturday, Oct. 21
arts and entertainment
FORECLOSURE: David Lockwood v. Ann Vitko; Case No. 16-CV-209
CITY OF HUDSON: 8/7/17 Council Meeting Minutes
CITY OF HUDSON: 7/17/17 Council Meeting Minutes
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Margaret J. Richie Estate, Case No. 17PR91
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Malcolm H. Faust Estate; Case No 17PR93
Carolyn "Kelly" Hanley
Pastor Alan B. Nasman
Leslie Lee Swenson
Carolyn Florence 'Kelly' Hanley
Phylis A. "Penny" Bergman
Library column: iLABS and 3-D printing
Letters: Are building permit fees accurate?; Readers beware: fact or fiction
A view from an economist: Trump UN speech on trade and jobs
Vinehout column: Hemp's time has come
Wild Side column: Sweetness attracts stingers
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January 23, 2016
Funds available to help homeowners with repairs
Funds are available to help homeowners hoping to make repairs to their homes. The Home Repair Program, funded by the federal government and distributed...
January 23, 2016 - 10:20am
January 11, 2016
Pope picks area native for Superior bishop
After about a year of operating with no bishop, the Catholic Diocese of Superior, which includes Hudson, will soon have a new leader. Pope Francis...
January 11, 2016 - 1:41pm
Hudson’s first tiny house leaves on maiden voyage
Chris Otten of Hudson built a tiny house last year. On Dec. 18, Otten and his friend Eric Larson, pulled out from Otten’s parents’ driveway...
January 11, 2016 - 10:15am
December 28, 2015
Season's first big snowstorm on the way; Two men die after falling through ice; Nine more state news stories
Winter storm warnings are posted in all of Wisconsin as most of the state braces for its first major snow of the season. Two to 10 inches are in the forecast with the highest totals expected in western and central areas from mid-day today (Monday) through tomorrow afternoon. The National...
December 28, 2015 - 9:12am
December 25, 2015
State: replace -- don’t repair -- Little Falls Lake dam
The Little Falls Lake dam should be torn out and replaced with a new structure, according to a recommendation outlined in a new state report. The Department of Natural Resources released the 37-page document Dec. 14, which concluded that in spite of other alternatives, a rebuilt dam...
December 25, 2015 - 10:35am
December 21, 2015
The risk on the roadways
A week before Thanksgiving in 2013, Rolando Ontiveros-Contreras was riding shotgun in a 2000 Honda Civic cruising west on Highway 64 in rural...
December 21, 2015 - 10:59am
December 8, 2015
River bridge deck construction wrapping up for the season
St. Croix Crossing river bridge deck construction is nearing winter shut-down for the 2015 construction season as the temperature becomes too cold for the contractor to place additional segments. Epoxy, a strong adhesive used to join segments, cannot be applied when the temperature...
December 8, 2015 - 12:56pm
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...
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...
July 8, 2015 - 2:59pm