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Hudson students and drugs: the good news and the bad
State Supreme Court upholds Act 10; U.S. attorneys file brief opposing state’s photo ID voting law; More Wisconsin news
Metro man charges women with his car in Hudson
High school senior spends a year abroad
Human trafficking is rearing its ugly head in western Wisconsin
crime and courts
Pumped-up competitors, team spirit mark Tough Mudder in St. Joseph
Hudson High School graduate sails across the Atlantic
Tough Mudder official: traffic, weather contingencies covered
Sports Roundup Video: Amateur baseball, Fall sports preview, memories of training camp
Swinging for the fences: Father, son want to share love of baseball
Mayo Clinic chaplain begins a new calling at First Baptist
St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra performs tonight at Lakefront Park band shell
Heroin crisis update is tonight at First Presbyterian Church
Faith Community Church is expanding again
Life-changing sickness affects Hudson resident, but doesn’t stop him from staying positive
arts and entertainment
Beth C. Ulrich, 65
Ruth A. Becker, 92
Susan A. Johnson, 67
Harry E. Borg, 73
Jim Hunchar, 65
SUMMONS: US Bank v. Jeremy R. Olson; Case No. 14-CV-291
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 7/24/14 Hearing - Hokkanen Permit
ST. CROIX COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: Request For Proposals - Chloride Material
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 8/6/14, Case No. 14-CV-309, Devon Perry-Woodard
CITY OF HUDSON: 5/5/14 Council Meeting Minutes
Get Me the Manager: Ghosts of cancer past continue to haunt - bittersweetly
Our View: School plan will have to be fast-tracked to meet fall referendum goal
Our View: Support Booster Days and area youth
June 17, 2013
Thunderstorms predicted for today; 700 state Guard members will lose 11 days of pay; Proposed budget goes to full Legislature; More state news
More showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for Wisconsin today as another cold front pushes through. Much of the state was dry for Father's Day, but parts of far northern Wisconsin have been hit with storms for two days in a row. Small hail was reported early last evening...
news / government
June 17, 2013 - 9:05am
June 13, 2013
Wisconsin's population is aging; big storm drops rain, damages Wal-Mart roof; more state news
If you think you're seeing fewer young people in Wisconsin, you're right. The U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday that 14.4 percent of the state's population was 65 or older as of last July. That's just less than one percent more than in the 2010 Census. Wisconsin had an estimated...
news / politics / outdoors
June 13, 2013 - 6:57am
June 12, 2013
Democrats temporarily delay abortion reforms; giant storm system will narrowly miss Wisconsin; more state news
Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate blocked approval yesterday of a Republican bill to require women to get ultrasounds before getting abortions. The hold-up won't be long, as G-O-P Senate leaders said the bill would come up again first thing Wednesday. New Berlin Republican Mary Lazich...
news / politics / business /
June 12, 2013 - 7:38am
May 30, 2013
Taxpayers likely to help pay back big unemployment obligation; State Guardsman will receive Silver Star; more state news
MADISON -- Wisconsin taxpayers would help employers pay back a large debt in the state's unemployment benefit fund, under a budget measure endorsed Wednesday. The Joint Finance Committee endorsed $26 million in general taxes - plus increases for employers and new limits on benefits...
news / politics
May 30, 2013 - 9:50am
May 23, 2013
Village Inn patrons send supplies to Oklahoma tornado victims
Leigh and Dianne Halvorsen had to rent a moving van to haul all of the supplies they collected for tornado victims in Moore, Okla. The owners of the Village Inn Sports Bar & Grill in North Hudson were moved by sympathy for the victims of Monday's powerful tornado after viewing the...
May 23, 2013 - 12:29pm
May 9, 2013
Winter delivers a final punch in Hudson area
It's hard to believe now, but just a week ago Hudson was hit by what was hopefully the final snowstorm of a seemingly unending winter. The rare...
May 9, 2013 - 9:28am
May 3, 2013
Doug's Diggings: New photos of '65 flood
The Star-Observer ran a few historic photos this spring regarding the 1965 flood. The flood, of course, was the worst ever recorded in Hudson,...
opinion / columns
May 3, 2013 - 9:53am
May 2, 2013
May snowstorm delays springtime in Hudson
A snowstorm dropped several inches of heavy, wet snow on the Hudson area the night of May 1-2, knocking out electricity to some homes, cancelling...
May 2, 2013 - 4:56pm
More snow expected in some areas; UW reserves could hit $1.2 billion; Search goes on for kayakers missing in Eau Claire; more state news
Forecasters now say up to 18-inches of snow could fall by tonight in parts of northwest Wisconsin. Ellsworth already had 14 inches by early this morning, close to 11-inches fell near Hayward and nine inches at River Falls. Ashland had almost eight inches of snow this morning after...
May 2, 2013 - 12:13pm
SECOND UPDATE: Storm takes out power across area
An unprecedented wet, heavy May snowfall that continues to blanket western Wisconsin cut off power to thousands of homes and closed schools and some roads due to utility wires being downed by broken trees and branches. Municipal workers in Ellsworth said the village had 16 inches...
news / accidents
May 2, 2013 - 9:16am
April 24, 2013
Company asks for injunction to stop work on Stillwater bridge; Report: Voucher-school students trail public school students; more state briefs
A Minnesota construction company is asking a federal judge to grant an injunction to stop work on the new St. Croix River bridge project. CS McCrossan Construction says its bid was illegally rejected by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Last February that company was named...
news / education
April 24, 2013 - 8:56am
April 23, 2013
Heavy, wet snow breaks tree limbs, knocks out power
The heavy, wet snow that fell Monday night and into Tuesday morning is being blamed for a power outage that affected a large area north of Hudson during the night. The snow toppled a tree or trees that fell across a main three-phase power line, according to Rob Dooley, line superintendent...
April 23, 2013 - 9:58am
April 19, 2013
Over 14 inches of snow falls in some places; Utility overbills school district by $310,000; more briefs
The forecast was only for 3-6 inches, but up to 14.5 inches of new snow fell in parts of northwest Wisconsin by early today. The region could get up to another foot by the time the storm clears out later today. Hawthorn, near Superior in Douglas County, had the largest snow total...
April 19, 2013 - 8:51am
Crash Thursday on I-94 near Hwy. 95 claims life of Houlton teen
A teenager from Houlton teenager was killed during a snowstorm Thursday, April 18th after he lost control of his 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt while westbound on I-94 near Stagecoach Trail near Hwy. 95. The car crossed the median and struck the trailer of an eastbound semi- unit. The Minnesota...
news / accidents
April 19, 2013 - 8:10am
April 18, 2013
Update: Tree limb knocked out power in North Hudson, St. Joseph
About 1,000 Xcel Energy customers in North Hudson and the town of St. Joseph were without electrical service for up to two and a half hours Wednesday night after a tree limb fell on a power line. Xcel Energy spokesman Brian Elwood said out occurred at about 7:30 p.m., and power was...
news / accidents
April 18, 2013 - 11:04am