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School district steps up to address drug problems
Lots of options acceptable for voter ID's, says GAB director; tax collection picture improving; 10 more Wisconsin stories
First cases of likely Enterovirus surface; photo ID needed to vote absentee too; 11 more Wisconsin stories
Pepin man, toddler die when trench collapses; DOT begins process to provide ID cards for November election; 11 more state news items
City moves forward with First Street parking expansion
crime and courts
Raiders run over Menomonie
Raider volleyball team opens strong
Raider boys post two Big Rivers soccer shutouts
Superior stuns Raiders in BRC opener
Meet Luke Howard, Hudson School District’s new athletic trainer
'Free Concert for Peace and Love' rescheduled to Sunday afternoon
St. Croix Valley potters share ancient craft
NETworks Youth Ministries has a new director
Eagle Scout project a hit at Homestead Parklands Bookworm Trail
Cruise into downtown Hudson Sept. 21, enjoy classic cars
arts and entertainment
Allen R. Finholt, 64
Jeni Meuwissen, 59
Marcella A. Lewis, 93
Joseph Score, 33
Larry Parfitt, 75
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Ryan James Few
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 8/5/14 Board Meeting Minutes
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Kathy J. Nistler Estate; Case No. 14PR62
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Community Right-To-Know About Hazardous Materials
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/25/14 Special Meeting Minutes
Randy's Ramblings: Referendums make fall election especially interesting
Our View: Staying with county administrator is proper choice
Doug's Diggings: The day the NFL became ‘all powerful’
Our View: Local Packer fans again denied TV games
Doug's Diggings: No drones – yet – in the Star-Observer news department
May 21, 2013
Big Joint Finance decisions expected today as Walker travels; Lake Superior warm-up blamed for waning Lake Trout population, more state news
Several high-profile items in the proposed state budget will be up for committee endorsements Tuesday. The Joint Finance panel is expected to...
news / politics / business /
May 21, 2013 - 8:55am
May 20, 2013
Panel will decide on DNA-collection question, 'double-dipping'; house explosion levels one- damages five near Eau Claire; more state news
MADISON -- A legislative panel will decide on Thursday whether the new state budget should let police collect DNA samples from people who have not been convicted of felonies. The governor and attorney general want to expand the state's DNA database which police use to find suspects...
news / politics / outdoors / business
May 20, 2013 - 10:29am
May 17, 2013
Job situation: Back on track or derailed?; Wood-cutting accident caused wildfire that burned over 8,000 acres; more briefs
Wisconsin's job picture is either exciting or lackluster, depending on which political party you believe. Republicans call these "exciting times," after the government's most complete employer survey showed that Wisconsin created 62,000 jobs in Gov.
May 17, 2013 - 8:58am
May 16, 2013
Wisconsin fire's wrath was swift, severe
BARNES, Wis. -- Bob Gotelaere's outhouse was still on fire Wednesday morning when he drove around roadblocks to check his home near Ellison Lake. But...
May 16, 2013 - 9:21am
May 15, 2013
Knudson expects some increase in state aid for schools
State Rep. Dean Knudson told the small group of people who attended his listening session Saturday at the Hudson Area Library that he expects...
news / government / politics
May 15, 2013 - 4:24pm
UPDATED(4:20 p.m.) Hotline established for individuals affected by Germann Road fire
GORDON -- The Department of Natural Resources has established a hotline which residents potentially impacted by the Germann Road Fire in Douglas County can call to learn about the status of their homes and property. The phone number, 715-376-4185, will connect residents directly...
news / outdoors
May 15, 2013 - 3:07pm
Hudson-based Procentive pioneered software as a service
It seems everyone is going to the cloud nowadays. But Hudson-based Procentive was a pioneer in offering software as a service. Now the company founded by Randy Zimmermann and Jeff Burton has a new 6,300-square-foot building in St.
business / health
May 15, 2013 - 1:15pm
Law to curb circuit judge's powers wins approval; poll says slight majority favor Walker's performance; more state briefs
MADISON -- State laws that are struck down by circuit judges could stay in effect while they're appealed, under a bill that got preliminary approval in the Assembly Tuesday. Democrats used a procedural move to block a final vote until next month. Republicans proposed the bill after...
news / politics / business /
May 15, 2013 - 8:47am
May 14, 2013
SCC mourns loss of students
The St. Croix Central School District is mourning the loss of two high school students. According to a statement by high school Principal Glen Webb on the district's website, sophomore Erika Borgstrom, 16, and senior Dakotah Coach, 18, took their own lives in the early morning hours...
May 14, 2013 - 9:06am
Conservative Janesville area group alleges undue IRS scrutiny; Dalai Lama speaking to lawmakers, more state briefs
MADISON -- A Wisconsin conservative group believes it was among those targeted by the Internal Revenue Service. The Rock River Patriots say...
news / business / politics
May 14, 2013 - 8:44am
Houlton woman dies in Monday afternoon crash
A Houlton woman died in a two-vehicle crash at 2:12 p.m. Monday, May 13, in St. Joseph Township. According to a press release from the St. Croix County Sheriff's office, a 2011 Hyundai Accent, driven by Darlene Breault, 74, of Houlton was leaving the parking lot at 1415 Main St....
news / accidents
May 14, 2013 - 6:43am
May 13, 2013
UPDATE: I-94 reopened following semi rollover
Authorities reopened eastbound I-94 just east of the Roberts exit about 10 a.m., Monday, just 75 minutes after a semi unit hauling utility poles...
May 13, 2013 - 9:08am
High court considers Wisconsin-focused church-state case; Assembly mulls new landlord-tenant law; new 'Alice' crowned
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court might announce Monday whether it will take a Wisconsin case, and decide whether a public high school can hold a graduation ceremony in a church. The Los Angeles Times says the justices have been discussing the Elmbrook Church case since...
news / business / / politics
May 13, 2013 - 8:38am
May 10, 2013
Joint Finance OKs one year's funding for embattled WEDC; panel would curb reciprocity; Gogebic files permit request, more state news
MADISON -- The state Legislature's finance committee has endorsed only one year of funding for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. The panel discussed the agency's proposed two-year budget Thursday after members of another legislative committee hammered WEDC officials...
news / politics / business / outdoors
May 10, 2013 - 8:54am
May 9, 2013
Eau Galle campground closed due to storm damage
SPRING VALLEY--The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, closed its Highland Ridge Campground at the Eau Galle Dam and Recreation...
May 9, 2013 - 1:53pm