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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Hudson Women’s Club: 100 years of service and fellowship
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Traffic problems lead to suspension of Final Stretch triathlon
Wisconsin roundup: Two flooding-related deaths reported; license plates, prosecutors among proposals on budget chopping block; 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Willow River to become area’s first water trail
Mustangs hand Raiders first loss
Hunter safety class registration set for Sept. 13 in Somerset
Raiders top Spartans in battle of unbeatens
HHS senior opens up about depression
Gregory’s Gift of Hope will host microchip clinic Sept. 24
The conversation about mental health is opening up
Hudson Scoutmaster has 50 years of service
Hudson woman competes in Miss Wisconsin USA
arts and entertainment
ST CROIX CO. HIGHWAY DEPT: Public Notice- Misc. Signs in Right-of-Way
CITY OF HUDSON: Liquor License Application - St. Croix Grill
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Lee H. Orlowski Estate; Case No. 16PR69
PROBATE ORDER: Janice A. Lillyblad Estate; Case No. 16PR70
Proposed Monopole Tower in vicinity of 726 Hwy. 12, Hudson
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Dr. James L. "Doc" Wallace, 90
Brian A. Anderson
The ‘new normal’ is routine
Allow me to reintroduce ourselves
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
Real Estate Showcase
July 13, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State of emergency declared; 'Blue Lives Matter' debuts at Capitol; eight more state news stories
Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency in eight counties in far northern Wisconsin where storms Monday killed a former mayor, destroyed dozens of boats at a Lake Superior harbor, and dumped 10 inches of rain. Fifty-six-year-old Mitchell Koski, a former mayor of Montreal...
July 13, 2016 - 10:27am
July 12, 2016
Flood risk shifts to rivers in northwest Wisconsin; Ryan will reportedly make major speech at RNC; Lautenschlager named ethics commission chair; seven more state news stories
A flash flood warning is canceled for northwest Wisconsin, but the National Weather Service says there could still be river floods in the region...
July 12, 2016 - 8:42am
July 7, 2016
Three Wisconsin tornadoes confirmed; a 'Jolly Good' return; State Supreme Court upholds lifetime child care revocation; nine more state news stories
The National Weather Service now says three tornadoes touched down in western Wisconsin during Tuesday night's heavy wind and rainstorms. No injuries were reported, as two of the twisters landed in Buffalo County. An EF-0 tornado with winds of 100 mph destroyed a farm building near...
July 7, 2016 - 8:52am
July 6, 2016
Storms pound Pierce, St. Croix counties; freak deer mishap kills Minnesota motorist; Superior trailer park residents told they must move; eight more state news stories
More than 10,000 electric customers throughout Wisconsin are without power Wednesday morning in the wake of heavy wind storms. Scattered outages remained Wednesday morning in St. Croix and Pierce counties, where storms inundated the area with reports of flash flooding and lightning...
July 6, 2016 - 8:47am
June 10, 2016
Wisconsin to get hot, sticky, stormy; Obama to campaign for Clinton in Green Bay; fees, not tuition, climbing for UW; eight more state news stories
Wisconsin will get a hot and sticky dose of summer the next two days. The National Weather Service says the heat index will reach 90 to 100 degrees Friday and Saturday as a warm front moves. Heavy storms are due in Friday afternoon, with forecasters in Milwaukee and Duluth saying...
June 10, 2016 - 7:21am
April 24, 2016
Katherine Plessner took these pictures of a moose Saturday afternoon near Verona, North Dakota. That's the story. That and the facts that Plessner...
April 24, 2016 - 1:47pm
April 10, 2016
Notes from the dockside: Good to get out
Although our winter has been mild by Wisconsin standards it still was a long winter. Perhaps it is a matter of age. It seems the older I get the longer winters become. The Bass Queen and I escaped winter by going to Mexico for eight days in the last of February and early March. A...
April 10, 2016 - 2:36pm
March 24, 2016
Walker declares state of emergency; heroin-overdose antidote rebates announced; ruling sought in gerrymandering case; 10 more state news stories
MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker says his declaration of a state of emergency was a precautionary measure so resources will be available if they are needed. Walker made the declaration as a major winter storm began to hit Wisconsin Wednesday. The National Weather Service warned that...
March 24, 2016 - 8:15am
March 22, 2016
State predicts largest presidential primary turnout since 1980; Man arrested for Eau Claire graffiti outbreak; 15 more Wisconsin news briefs
A 40% voter turnout is predicted in Wisconsin two weeks from today, the largest for a presidential primary in 36 years. The state Government Accountability Board expects 1.75 million eligible voters to go to the polls. Board Director Kevin Kennedy said Republican Donald Trump will...
March 22, 2016 - 9:13am
March 21, 2016
Absentee voting underway; Walker still riding GOP fence; leftover turkey-hunting permits; 10 more state news stories
MADISON -- Voters wanting to cast their ballots early in the April 5 primary can vote absentee starting Monday. You can make your choice for president, the Wisconsin Supreme Court and all local positions. Most election offices in Wisconsin are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A reminder:...
March 21, 2016 - 8:36am
March 1, 2016
Super Tuesday will have big impact on Wisconsin primary; AAA: Most are afraid to ride in no-driver vehicles; 14 more state news stories
Twelve states and one U.S. territory have presidential primaries and caucuses on this Super Tuesday -- and what the voters decide could have a huge impact on the Wisconsin primary five weeks from now. Today's contests will determine which candidates get about one-quarter of the Republican...
March 1, 2016 - 7:02am
February 29, 2016
Sensenbrenner: End FBI secrecy over police cell-number roundups; Minnesota man killed in Cable-area sno-mo crash; 15 more news stories from across Wisconsin
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin House Republican Jim Sensenbrenner has asked the FBI to stop making local police swear to secrecy, when they use Stingray devices to round-up cell phone numbers. The devices track cell activity by suspected criminals but in the process, they locate cell-numbers...
February 29, 2016 - 9:34am
February 5, 2016
Hillside spring forms ice sculpture
The twin towers of ice on the side of the coulee across from Historic Casanova Liquor store are a source of wonder for many passersby. What made...
February 5, 2016 - 9:43am
February 4, 2016
Final snow totals range up to 16 inches; IRS imposters bilk Wisconsin taxpayers out of $250,000; 16 more state news briefs
The final numbers are in from this week's snowstorm in Wisconsin, and the two-day totals are up to 16.6 inches at Gile near the Michigan border in Iron County. Much of the northern third of the state picked up nine to 12 inches since Tuesday, and that has snowmobilers excited about...
News/crime and courts
February 4, 2016 - 7:14am
February 3, 2016
Storm brought more than a foot of snow, crashes aplenty
More than a foot of snow fell Tuesday in parts of western Wisconsin during a storm that led to treacherous driving for many motorists. According to the National Weather Service, Clear Lake in northern St. Croix County received 13 inches of snow as of 8:42 a.m. Wednesday. About 9 inches...
February 3, 2016 - 12:05pm