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Charges: Hudson soccer coach sent graphic SnapChat to student
Wisconsin roundup: Bulldozer mishap, panhandler’s wrist smashed, Iceland deaths, more state news stories
Photo gallery: Hudson High School Class of 2018 graduation
Wisconsin roundup: Workforce department touts Wis. job numbers; more state news stories
Hudson Destination Imagination teams head to Globals
crime and courts
Hudson second, RF third at BRC Golf Tourney
WIAA softball pairings: Hudson, River Falls to meet in first round
Hudson sweeps RF in BRC softball finale
Students win bookmark design contest
Hudson girls, River Falls boys win BRC track titles
Hudson native continues 75 years of Navy Seabee tradition
Coloring contest winners get prizes from Hudson Fire Department
Christmas Tour of Homes is puttin' on the glitz
PHOTOS: Hudson Rotary hosts annual Halloween parade
Pastoral viewpoint: The grace to let others help us
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CITY OF HUDSON: 4/17/18 Organizational Meeting Minutes
CITY OF HUDSON: April 9, 2018 Council Meeting Minutes
CITY OF HUDSON: Liquor License App. - Milwaukee Burger Co.
CITY OF HUDSON: 6/19/18 Hearing -Basement, River City Center
CITY OF HUDSON: 6/19/18 Hearing - Filling/Grading River City Center
Onelove brings healing to Hudson
Fancy's Salon and KLASS give back to St. Croix Valley moms
Thrivent Financials Nesvold Earns Retirement Income Certified Professional Designation
St. Croix EDC elects directors and officers
Kudos for Hudson as new store opens
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Rudolph H. Miller
William "Bill" Shirley
Lana Marie Vogt
Larry Neil Fussell
Mae I. Lemberg
August Bernard Henn
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Letter to the editor: Registered National Hate Group in Hudson; Records request frustration
Pastor column: God is good in all season
Bill Rubin column: Play ball: Hope springs eternal
Daniel Bruch column: Proposing a purple reign (and no, this is not about the Vikings)
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February 21, 2017
Somerset man pleads not guilty to sex crimes
Prosecutors tacked on additional charges for a Somerset man accused of sexually assaulting a child and sexploitation. Richard A. Maness, 45, was charged Thursday, Feb. 16, with three counts of child pornography possession, two counts of sexploitation and two counts of capturing an...
February 21, 2017 - 1:48pm
January 18, 2017
Somerset suspect's girlfriend accused of assaulting toddler
Investigation into a Somerset man accused of multiple child sex-related charges led to the discovery of a photo allegedly depicting his girlfriend...
January 18, 2017 - 3:51pm
January 13, 2017
Charges: Somerset man abused girl, made child porn
A St. Croix County judge set bail at $100,000 Thursday for a Somerset man accused of sexploitation and sexually assaulting a child. St. Croix...
January 13, 2017 - 12:30pm
January 12, 2017
Man arrested in Somerset area after early-morning pursuit
St. Croix County residents were put on alert Thursday morning while authorities searched for a man who first led officers on a vehicle pursuit....
January 12, 2017 - 10:29am
October 17, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: St. Croix River Crossing delayed; clerks OK'd to fix minor absentee ballot errors; 12 more state news stories
STILLWATER, Minn. -- Highway engineers compare the design of the mile-long bridge over the St. Croix River, between Minnesota and Wisconsin,...
October 17, 2016 - 8:43am
August 1, 2016
Wayward tuber rescued on Apple River
SOMERSET -- A woman who floated past warning signs ahead of the dam along the Apple River was rescued by a boater last month in the town of Somerset. Somerset Fire Chief Travis Belisle said the 20-year-old woman went past the signs along the river Thursday, July 21, and “ended up...
August 1, 2016 - 9:38am
July 21, 2016
Tuber rescued on Apple River in Somerset
A woman who floated past warning signs ahead of the dam along the Apple River was rescued by a boater Thursday in the town of Somerset. Somerset Fire Chief Travis Belisle said the 20-year-old woman went past the signs along the river and “ended up a few hundred feet from the dam.”...
July 21, 2016 - 9:19am
September 28, 2015
Somerset man, 39, killed in motorcycle crash
Authorities said alcohol appeared to be a factor in a Sunday motorcycle crash that claimed the life of a Somerset man. According to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office, 39-year-old Jason Thomas Anderson was killed while exiting Highway 35/64 near Exit 9 in the town of Somerset....
September 28, 2015 - 7:47am
July 23, 2015
2015 story: Minnesota man identified as body found in Somerset
Editor's note: This story is from July 2015.
July 23, 2015 - 10:35am
July 21, 2015
Body found near High Bridge in Somerset
An autopsy was ordered Tuesday on a body found near the St. Croix River in the town of Somerset. St. Croix County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Scott Knudson said the body of a white adult male was found under the Arcola High Bridge near 180th Avenue. The discovery was reported...
July 21, 2015 - 12:48pm
July 16, 2015
Apple River camper accused of terrorizing others with knife
A 19-year-old Minnesota man was charged Monday in St. Croix County Circuit Court following an incident at an Apple River campsite where he allegedly...
July 16, 2015 - 1:15pm
June 28, 2015
Missing: $8,500 in fireworks
The owner of a Somerset fireworks business is offering a reward following the theft of fireworks. Apple Grand Prix reported about $8,500 worth of fireworks was stolen the night of June 11 from the County VV property. According to a news release, owner Robert Dewall believes...
June 28, 2015 - 11:55am
June 18, 2015
Reward posted following theft of fireworks in Somerset
The owner of a Somerset fireworks business is offering a reward following the theft of fireworks. Apple Grand Prix reported about $8,500 worth of fireworks was stolen the night of June 11 from the County Road VV property, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office. According...
June 18, 2015 - 2:41pm
December 22, 2014
New City Hall chief at Stillwater hails from New Richmond; Knudson assembles bill that would shake up Supreme Court; 11 more Wisconsin stories
STILLWATER, Minn. -- J. Thomas McCarty, administrator of Eau Claire County, has been tapped to be Stillwater’s next city administrator. McCarty, 60, has held the top spot at Eau Claire County since June 1997. Before that, he was administrative coordinator in Sauk County (Baraboo)...
December 22, 2014 - 9:29am
December 23, 2013
New Richmond man charged in Somerset school threat incident
Andrew J.R. Wallace, 20, of New Richmond, was charged with disorderly conduct Thursday afternoon in connection with an alleged verbal threat...
December 23, 2013 - 9:12am