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A bridge coming together
It’s not just the heat: Crops increase humidity
Tuber rescued on Apple River in Somerset
crime and courts
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
A good time to be a monster musky
U9 soccer champs in Chaska
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
Hudson lacrosse to play for state title
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
St. Croix County Fair: Extreme heat prompts animal check-in process changes
RiverFest celebrates the St. Croix in Hudson
Daybreak Rotary names two essay winners
arts and entertainment
NAME CHANGE HEARING: Case No. 16-Cv-260, Brian Eggert II
FORECLOSURE: FNC Bank v. Eric J. Frank, et al; Case No. 15-CV-530
PROBATE ORDER: Clark G. Anderson Estate; Case No. 16-PR-48
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Ethelyn Rose Callahan Estate; Case No. 16PR49
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cary J. Halverson Estate: Case No. 16PR45
Dolores Ellen Boumeester, 81
Ruby Lawson, 92
Carol Johnson, 66
Karen L. Rada, 77
Carol Johnson, 66
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Quitting the circus, or goodbye to show business
Editorial: Courts get it right for newspapers, public
Our View: State still among worst for drunken driving
Day by Day: To everything there is a season, but this has been a touch spring
Real Estate Showcase
January 1, 2016
‘One of us’ service, time-proven expertise drive Hudson’s Premier Tax
Good news in Hudson as this year’s annual tax panic starts to heat up: Tax pro Wendy Byl is one of us and gets to know her clients like friends;...
January 1, 2016 - 9:42am
January 15, 2010
Confused by tax issues
Dear Editor, I admit I was naive. When there was a reciprocity agreement, I assumed Wisconsin took the income tax I paid them and paid a small percent each year to Minnesota to cover things like snow plowing and police force for my driving in their state. Now that I am forced to...
January 15, 2010 - 1:40am
January 5, 2010
Wisconsin taxpayers pay less in 2009
In 2009 Wisconsin residents gave their governments the smallest percentage of their incomes in almost 40 years, according to the state's Taxpayers Alliance. The alliance said federal, state and local taxes accounted for almost 29% of the state's total personal income last year....
January 5, 2010 - 10:48am
December 22, 2009
State Supreme Court won't hear tax refund case
The Wisconsin Supreme Court will not consider giving the Xerox Corporation a $104,000 tax refund. The justices have refused to act on a ruling last summer from a state appeals court, which said Xerox must pay personal property taxes on some of the copiers it leases to business customers....
December 22, 2009 - 9:31am
December 18, 2009
School taxes expected to increase in 2010-11
With this school year's tax levy just recently certified, the Hudson School District and Board of Education are already bracing for more bad news in the 2010-2011 school year. But they have a plan. At last week's school board meeting, district Financial Services Director Tim Erickson...
December 18, 2009 - 1:42am
November 19, 2009
City will spend less, keep tax rate unchanged
The Hudson City Council on Monday night approved a 2010 general fund budget that spends less and maintains virtually the same municipal tax rate as in 2009. The overall budget, including debt service, is $9,134,575. That is a reduction of $286,924 from the previous year. Property...
November 19, 2009 - 1:36am
County adopts budget with 4.6 percent tax increase
With only two supervisors objecting and with little discussion, the St. Croix County Board adopted a budget Nov. 10 that raises the property tax levy 4.6 percent. While votes on bonds will come later, the 2010 and subsequent budgets rely on borrowing the county's full $3.36-million...
November 19, 2009 - 1:11am
November 6, 2009
Against city building deal
Dear Editor, It looks like uncontrolled spending and ignoring your constituency is not limited to either Washington D. C. or Madison. Our Mayor is trying to pull an end run around the recent referendum on purchasing the old NMC building for the library. That was defeated in most...
November 6, 2009 - 1:56am
Attend Nov. 12 meeting
Dear Editor, A meeting to determine the town of St. Joseph's portion of your taxes is Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall. Wisconsin law provides that town "electors" have a direct vote in these matters. Your elected officials have exactly the same single vote that you...
November 6, 2009 - 1:48am
Hudson and North Hudson rank low in taxes
Hudson and North Hudson are notable for their high household incomes, large tax bases, low tax rates and low municipal spending in a new comparison of financial data for 232 Wisconsin cities and villages. They also rank lowest among the municipalities in their population groups when...
November 6, 2009 - 1:18am
August 21, 2009
First step in nursing home plan is to cut dependency on tax levy
Participants in a planning session for St. Croix County's nursing home intend for it to become self-sufficient by 2015 and to diversify its services to meet changing needs. "The big first step," reported Nursing home Administrator Frank Robinson Tuesday, will be to cut $300,000 from...
August 21, 2009 - 1:02am
August 20, 2009
St. Croix Co. property values slide
St. Croix County has become accustomed to being a leader in Wisconsin. Usually, it's for population growth and median family income. Last week, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue released figures showing St.
August 20, 2009 - 1:04am
School tax increase could top 8 percent
The Hudson Board of Education got a look at the 2009-10 preliminary school budget at their meeting last week and, as predicted, it will take an increase in school taxes of up to 8.25 percent to cover it. The preliminary general operating budget for the new school year stands at $49,425,558,...
August 20, 2009 - 1:02am
July 3, 2009
Critical of Democrats
Dear Editor, Elections have consequences. Today our Democrat-controlled state Legislature voted for the biggest tax increase in Wisconsin history: $2.1 billion in new taxes and fees, a deficit of almost $2.3 billion, while borrowing another $2.9 billion. I applaud Sen. Harsdorf and...
July 3, 2009 - 1:54am
May 21, 2009
Two state officials refuse to raise taxes to cover shortfall
Two top state officials say they will not raise taxes to cover the state's latest revenue shortfall. Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan told mayors and local leaders in Madison Wednesday that people are "struggling enough now." And Administration Secretary Michael Morgan re-affirmed...
May 21, 2009 - 9:00am