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Finance committee asks for more info on drug investigator position
UPDATE: Market conditions contribute to River Falls' nursing home's closure
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crime and courts
Raider wrestlers pass first BRC test
Vikings cut kicker Walsh after another rough outing
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Raider football playoff run ends
ARFID could be to blame for so-called picky eaters
Reindeer by the Park draws lines for Santa
United Methodist training to be a dementia friendly congregation
Crowning Achievements announces princesses and kings at annual pageant
PHOTOS: Retailers go all out on window decor
arts and entertainment
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bass Lake Management Plan Review
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 10/12/16 Special Board Meeting Minutes
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Resolution 2016-07 (Adopt 2017 Budget)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Barbara J. Smrdel Estate; Case No 16PR90
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Resolution 2016-06 (Library Tax Exemption Request)
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Editorial: Protesters win Pyrrhic victory
Small is good business
Letters to the Editor for Dec. 1, 2016
A lot to be thankful for this year
Trump should not pursue Clinton
Real Estate Showcase
September 4, 2016
Remains confirmed to be that of Jacob Wetterling
ST. JOSEPH, Minn. — After nearly 30 years of searching, wondering, waiting and hoping, Patty and Jerry Wetterling finally know what happened...
September 4, 2016 - 12:03am
May 8, 2016
St. Joe fundraiser boosts brush-fire truck replacement
Some 300-400 people supported the St. Joseph Fire Department at an April 29 fundraiser, bringing the department a step closer to one of its top warm-weather priorities: replacing its 28-year-old brush-fire truck. Fire Chief Ron Burton said in a telephone interview three days after...
May 8, 2016 - 2:39am
May 7, 2016
Home stretch seen for St. Joe comprehensive plan
The St. Joseph Plan Commission appears close to the home stretch of its year-plus-long process of updating the town's comprehensive plan. Stantec associate Phil Carlson, whose is firm is guiding the update process, said in an interview after the commission's April 20 working session...
May 7, 2016 - 11:06am
April 2, 2016
St. Joseph candidates forum covers wide range of topics
Questions on road maintenance, town hall budgeting, library funding and the township's rural character highlighted a Town of St. Joseph's spring election candidates forum last week. About 40 people attended the March 28 forum, which featured Town Board candidates Patrick O'Meara,...
April 2, 2016 - 3:18am
March 28, 2016
St. Joseph Town Board candidates air opinions in the March 24 HSO
Four candidates will face off for two St. Joseph Town Board seats April 5: current First Supervisor Patrick O'Meara and challenger Steve Bohl, and Third Supervisor hopefuls Laurie DeRosier and Kevin Adkins. The Star-Observer recently sent each of the candidates a questionnaire asking...
March 28, 2016 - 11:03am
March 19, 2016
St. Joseph Town Board candidates forum set for March 28
Candidates for two St. Joseph supervisor seats will square off at a March 28 candidates forum that was announced at last week's Town Board meeting. The forum, sponsored by the Rolling Hills 4-H Club, will begin at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Town Hall, a week before the April 5 election....
March 19, 2016 - 11:53am
January 21, 2016
Two St. Joseph Town Board races set for April election
Contested races will be on the April 5 ballot for two St. Joseph supervisor seats after last week's annual town caucus. Incumbent First Supervisor Patrick O'Meara -- who was picked by the Town Board to complete Tom Spaniol's two-year term after Spaniol was elected chairman last spring...
January 21, 2016 - 1:23pm
January 17, 2016
First coats of ice applied for St. Joseph skating rink
Delayed for more than a year by warm winter weather and procedural details, the first rough coats of ice have been applied for a new outdoor...
January 17, 2016 - 8:15am
December 19, 2015
St. Joe eyes solution to former Houlton bar’s licensing snarl
The St. Joseph Town Board last week took the first step toward unraveling a snarled liquor-license situation for a now-departed Houlton sports bar. Opened in 2007 at 1316 Main St., Guv’s Place closed in July and reopened Oct. 1 with a North Hudson license at its current Highway...
December 19, 2015 - 11:41am
December 11, 2015
Comprehensive-plan highlights outlined at St. Joe public meeting
Last week’s midway-point public meeting on the Town of St. Joseph’s pending comprehensive-plan update was long on explanation and short on fireworks for the most part. But there were a few spirited comments by one resident Dec. 2 on the notion of opening the door for limited,...
December 11, 2015 - 1:18pm
December 1, 2015
St. Joe approves $2.1 million budget, 10.8 percent levy hike
The St. Joseph Town Board last week approved a $2.1 million 2016 budget that includes a 10.8 percent tax-levy increase over 2015. The town expects a total of $2,113,243 in revenues next year – 10.3 percent more than in 2015 – including a $101,860 increase in intergovernmental...
December 1, 2015 - 11:49am
November 23, 2015
St. Joseph Town Hall ice rink revived for this winter
Time and balmy weather stymied an outdoor St. Joseph Town Hall ice rink last year, but organizers are planning to debut one this winter after the Town Board gave its blessings last week. Resident Nick Franta, co-owner of Quality Moving and Storage and a lifelong skating enthusiast,...
November 23, 2015 - 11:43am
November 2, 2015
Dec. 2 public meeting set on St. Joseph comprehensive planning
As a Dec. 2 community meeting approaches on the St. Joseph Plan Commission’s comprehensive-plan work to date, the possibility of municipal wastewater service in Houlton is expected to be among the top issues drawing spirited feedback. “This is an issue of some controversy in...
November 2, 2015 - 12:46pm
August 23, 2015
St. Joe to seek mitigation funds for Houlton facilities plan
The Town of St. Joseph will apply for River Crossing mitigation funds to pay for a facilities plan on potential municipal services in Houlton. Officials emphasized during and after Town Board deliberations on the matter Aug. 13 that if St. Joseph’s mitigation-grant application...
August 23, 2015 - 3:15pm
July 6, 2015
Town of St. Joseph eyes website upgrade
The town of St. Joseph is looking for tech pros to replace its website, whose day-to-day usefulness appears to be wearing thin after three years. The current site –- www.townofstjoseph.com -- is a customized-template, database-driven content management system originally created...
July 6, 2015 - 10:34am