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Hudson Star Observer
Wisconsin roundup: Democrats want federal monitoring of state elections; suspended UW student returns to court on sex allegations; 9 more state news stories
Hudson officer reflects on crash
UPDATE: Freeway crash involved Hudson motorist, semi, third vehicle
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
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
Cecelia Ann Sneft
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
Saint Croix County
June 9, 2016
County hosting recycle event Saturday
The St. Croix County Recycling program, in cooperation with local municipalities, will be sponsoring a series of tire and appliance collections on Saturday, June 11. These events offer the community an opportunity to safely recycle unwanted or unusable tires and appliances. Appliance...
June 9, 2016 - 3:12pm
April 17, 2016
County's February unemployment rate was 5.4%
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary February 2016 unemployment rates on March 30 for Wisconsin’s...
April 17, 2016 - 6:42am
April 12, 2016
Officials make work zone safety awareness a priority
‘Tis the season for blaze orange and cone-lined drives: Road construction, paving, sealcoating and other infrastructure projects are here. As state and county officials are gearing up for the spring construction season, they are reminding drivers about taking extra precaution when...
April 12, 2016 - 10:27pm
March 14, 2016
Wait list for addiction services has county exploring options
Officials tasked with overseeing the county’s alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) program are facing a client backlog that places some people on a wait list spanning 75 days before receiving treatment. Despite this uphill battle to provide public health services, those officials...
March 14, 2016 - 11:42am
March 12, 2016
County Board: Loan OKed for $5 million
Although they have asked to borrow $5 million from the State Trust Fund, St. Croix County supervisors voted 15-3 to limit the draw on that loan to $3,707,099. The resolution adopted March 1 says the draw and another $50,000 from the jail improvement fund will be spent this way: $68,530...
March 12, 2016 - 1:44pm
October 15, 2015
St. Croix County Board changes supervisor pay
St. Croix County Board members voted last week to change their compensation schedule, increasing the board budget but not always raising what an individual supervisor will be paid. The changes go into effect once a new board is elected next April. County Clerk Cindy Campbell,...
October 15, 2015 - 11:37am
September 8, 2015
St. Croix County among leaders in Social Security payments
Recently released figures show that St. Croix County is among state leaders in annual Social Security payouts, but it’s one of only three Top-10 counties where the payouts fall short of the local cost of living. St. Croix County ranks third in Wisconsin with a $19,492 average...
September 8, 2015 - 11:36am
August 6, 2015
Starting Monday: I-94 bridge inspection and maintenance in Hudson
Wisconsin’s Department of Transportation will complete inspection and maintenance activities on the Interstate-94 bridges over the St. Croix...
August 6, 2015 - 3:54pm
July 17, 2015
DA’s office dismisses one-size-fits all approach
Eric Johnson likes to think about the future. Specifically, the St. Croix County district attorney likes thinking about what happens to people...
News/crime and courts
July 17, 2015 - 11:38am
July 16, 2015
St. Croix board members condemn shoreland rules ‘snuck’ into budget
A part of a 12-page motion inserted in the 2015-2017 Wisconsin budget would gut the shoreland ordinance and end the county’s ability to set its own standards, claim St. Croix County Board members. The board voted unanimously during its July 7 meeting to ask for the repeal of...
July 16, 2015 - 12:29pm
June 6, 2015
Convicted armed robber gets 17 years in prison
A man convicted of numerous armed robberies in Wisconsin and St. Croix County will spend at least 17 years behind bars. Anthony Partee, 31, was sentenced Monday by St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Scott Needham to 25 years — 17 in prison and eight on extended supervision. Partee...
News/crime and courts
June 6, 2015 - 11:59am
June 4, 2015
Updated: Authorities launch cockfighting raids in western Wisconsin
St. Croix County authorities participated Tuesday (June 2) in a major cockfighting-related raid that spanned two western Wisconsin counties. According...
News/crime and courts
June 4, 2015 - 9:43am
June 1, 2015
Rising demand for shelter at Grace Place, donations needed
In the past few years, the St. Croix County Salvation Army has run a “Christmas in July” campaign in the summer months by bringing out the...
June 1, 2015 - 11:04am
Finance Committee OKs $8 million for Willow River dam
MADISON – On Friday, May 29, the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee approved a measure that would provide over $8 million in state funding for the repair or replacement of the Little Falls Dam in Willow River State Park in Hudson. The State Building Commission had previously...
June 1, 2015 - 8:07am
May 30, 2015
St. Croix begins looking at ways to pay for overdue 911 updates
St. Croix County supervisors were told last week that the second phase of updating the county’s 911 system will cost more than rough estimates, and because the county has committed to bond issues for the new Health Center, paying for the update will be tricky. “We got a dollar...
May 30, 2015 - 11:42am