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Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say it could hit next week
Merry Netflix: 40 holiday movies to watch in December
Finance committee asks for more info on drug investigator position
UPDATE: Market conditions contribute to River Falls' nursing home's closure
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
crime and courts
Raider wrestlers pass first BRC test
Vikings cut kicker Walsh after another rough outing
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS TV: Embrace winter’s majesty on this sled dog trek into Minnesota’s backcountry
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Midwest hunters are playing an integral role in the management of the excessive snow geese population
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)
Daniel Brooks Theese, 27
Hunter T. Blair, 24
Clarence Vernon "Vern" Haas, 80
Audrey Cernohous, 78
Jeff Hitchcock, 66
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
November 16, 2016
Twitter adds new ways to block, report abusive and racist trolls
LOS ANGELES—Twitter is finally taking more aggressive steps to address one of its biggest pain points—introducing new tools to curb...
November 16, 2016 - 3:00pm
November 4, 2016
Twitter begins removing voter suppression memes
LOS ANGELES—Twitter has started to remove fake campaign ads that are meant to discourage supporters of Hillary Clinton from voting by removing...
November 4, 2016 - 1:00pm
November 1, 2016
CenturyLink to acquire Level 3 for $25 Billion
LOS ANGELES — Telecommunications company CenturyLink Inc said it would buy Level 3 Communications Inc in a cash-and-stock deal with an equity value of about $24 billion to expand its fiber optic network and high-speed data services for business clients. The combination will...
November 1, 2016 - 1:00pm
December 7, 2015
HHS grad at Boston U designs sound kit electronics
Zach Lasiuk, a 2013 Hudson High School graduate, is making a name for himself, having designed the electronics for the recently developed toy...
December 7, 2015 - 11:47am
November 30, 2015
County finance committee endorses borrowing $5 million for capital projects
The Administration Committee is recommending St. Croix County borrow $5 million next year for building repair projects -- on top of the $10 million the county borrowed this year and the $10 million it will borrow in 2016 for the new nursing home. The proposal will go to the full...
November 30, 2015 - 7:00am
October 2, 2015
Sheriff says security system is working well; critic thinks it's unnecessary
Security measures have been in place for a full month now at the St. Croix County Government Center. Guards at the door and St. Croix County...
News/crime and courts
October 2, 2015 - 9:17am
August 7, 2015
A view from above
Aladtec Incorporated brought in some high-level technology to shoot a video on the St. Croix River of the St. Croix EMS Dive Team in action. A...
August 7, 2015 - 11:29am
June 25, 2015
Lightning strike causes electrical damage at St. Joseph home
A tremendous boom of thunder awaken many people on the north side of Hudson just before 6 a.m. Saturday, June 20. Odds are it was from a lightning strike at the Joe and Genie Ebertz residence on Nelson Farm Lane, on the north side of Willow River State Park. The strike frightened...
June 25, 2015 - 12:51pm
February 6, 2015
Change-driven culture, expertise make Resolution Products a giant-beater
A 20-employee Hudson company has emerged as a big-league trailblazer in the giant-heavy North American electronic home-security industry. Resolution...
February 6, 2015 - 3:44pm
December 18, 2014
Star Grants totaling $36,568 awarded for innovative classroom projects
The Education Foundation of Hudson last week awarded Star Grants for innovative classroom projects and curriculum training. The foundation awarded...
December 18, 2014 - 3:32pm
December 8, 2014
Donation brings Chromebooks to fifth-graders at Willow River Elementary
The Hudson School District has a plan to make Chromebooks available to all students in Hudson but it is years off at the elementary level except...
December 8, 2014 - 11:48am
Former Hudsonite one of 663 semifinalists for mission to Mars
A former Hudson man has a dream that is out of this world. Woodbury resident Jackson Kisling, 38, is one of 663 people from around the world...
December 8, 2014 - 11:29am
October 22, 2014
Pumpkin Chuckin’ contest features Hudson High School teams
Two Hudson High School teams and a team from Baldwin-Woodville High School will compete in a Pumpkin Chuckin’ contest at noon Sunday, Oct 26,...
October 22, 2014 - 3:54pm
August 21, 2014
Oil executive says frac drilling will solve oil issues
Despite its controversial reputation, oil executive Ken DeCubellis said using hydraulic fracturing technology to harvest crude oil from repositories...
August 21, 2014 - 12:28pm
Doug's Diggings: No drones – yet – in the Star-Observer news department
I don’t suspect the Star-Observer will be unleashing a “drone attack photo” anytime soon, but like other technological innovations, it may be coming sooner than I think. I’m sure most everyone has seen examples of drones taking photos of various events. Drones, of course,...
August 21, 2014 - 11:46am