Skip to main content
Hudson Star Observer
Fan malfunction brings fire department to Second Street building
Star-Observer earns top award for large weeklies in state newspaper contest
The River Channel records interviews with City Council candidates
Assembly will debate right-to-work for 24 hours; Workforce secretary calls public-aid drug testing ‘compassionate’; 13 more state news briefs
Labor Committee advances right-to-work bill without OK; drone-dropped weapons worry prison chief; 11 more Wisconsin stories
crime and courts
Spartans foil Raiders' run in the sectional final
Two Raider gymnasts advance to state meet
Hudson wrestlers take places - Anderson 3rd, Gierke 4th and Koski 5th
Koski loses in semifinals, will wrestle for place today
Anderson, Gierke to place at state along with Koski
Pet Adoption Day March 7 at Hackman's
Mount Zion pastor embraces church's focus
The Friends of the Library are friends to us all
Bike trails coalition launches membership drive
arts and entertainment
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Carl R. Oehlke Estate; Case No. 15PR15
CITY OF HUDSON: 3/12/15 Public Hearing - Plant Place Inc. Permit
TOWN OF TROY: New Ordinance 171-A
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Road Weight Restrictions
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 3/23/15, Case No. 15-CV-104; Charles Rund
James M. "Mike" Madden, 83
Marilyn V. Sampson, 87
Betty J. Larsen, 92
Melvin Johannsen, 86
Brandee S. Mitchell, 33
Doug's Diggings: This week marks 40 years in 'new' gym
Randy's Ramblings: Community is good
Our View: Now is the time for 'community engagement'
Our View: Walker's budget may look different in the end
Our View: Don’t forget to vote in Tuesday’s primary
Get Out! Deals
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