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Appeal filed after St. Croix County recount
Wisconsin roundup: State taking apps for $100M in school safety funds; more state news
Sen. Patty Schachtner visits BRIDGE for Community Life
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crime and courts
Raider softball opens with sweep
Girls Border Battle champs
Shorthanded netters go 1-1
Hudson Raider Clay Target Team tops Baldwin-Woodville
Raider booters batter Mustangs
Hudson native continues 75 years of Navy Seabee tradition
Coloring contest winners get prizes from Hudson Fire Department
Christmas Tour of Homes is puttin' on the glitz
PHOTOS: Hudson Rotary hosts annual Halloween parade
Pastoral viewpoint: The grace to let others help us
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TOWN OF TROY: 5/10/18 Board of Review to Adjourn
TOWN OF HUDSON: 5/2/18 Board of Adjustment Meeting (Sign variance)
CITY OF HUDSON: Liquor License Application - Hudson Softball Assoc.
CITY OF HUDSON: March 26, 2018 Council Meeting Minutes
CITY OF HUDSON: March 12, 2018 Council Meeting Minutes
Loehr joins First National Community Bank Board
Innovation Center hosts grand opening
Solo Yoga welcomes community connection
Hudson Hospital honors volunteers
Stockholm Pie Company celebrates both a ten-year anniversary and grand opening
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Margaret A. Webb
John G. Hoggatt
August Bernard Henn
Vote for Tim Hall
Bill Rubin column: Celebrating small business
Viewpoint: What does St. Croix EMS cost?
Daniel Bruch column: Earth Day or Earth in play?
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April 29, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 29, 2009
A wag of my acquaintance once said that word processors are ruining the art of biography. He explained that it's so easy to type on them (no carriage return, no worries of hyphenation, etc.), that "if Moses had one, there'd be 17 commandments rather than 10." In some ways it's true....
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 23, 2009
City and village collect leaves and more
The city of Hudson has scheduled its self-serve spring leaf collection and wood chip distribution. Proof of residency may be required. The free drop-off site for leaf disposal is located at the city West Garage, 1421 Second St., April 25-May 9. To drop off leaves, take Second...
April 23, 2009 - 1:20am
April 22, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 22, 2009
As I've mentioned before, I love to read books that embrace a specific locale. In fact I got started reading when I was in high school and someone told me about Sinclair Lewis, a writer who grew up in a small town, like me.
April 22, 2009 - 12:00am
April 15, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 15, 2009
'They roused him with muffins -- they roused him with ice -- They roused him with mustard and cress -- They roused him with jam and judicious advice -- They set him conundrums to guess. When at length he sat up and was able to speak His sad story he offered to tell: And the...
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 8, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 8, 2009
After graduating from Harvard, Sara Houghteling studied for her master's degree in fine arts at the University of Michigan, where she received a Fulbright Scholarship to Paris and one of Michigan's highest honors, the Avery Hopwood Award for novels. This bodes well for the young...
April 8, 2009 - 12:00am
March 18, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, March 18, 2009
Sports, restaurants and graphic novels make a variety of good reads. Baseball is getting underway, so for a behind-the-scenes look could I suggest "Under the March Sun: The Story of Spring Training," by Charles Fountain (Oxford University Press, $24.95)? Northeastern University...
March 18, 2009 - 7:39am
March 4, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, March 4, 2009
Award-winning Minnesota poet Larry Schug just sent me his new book, a gem called "Arrogant Bones,"(North Star Press, $12.95). Schug works at the College of St. Benedict, by St. John's University, where Sen. and poet Eugene McCarthy went to schools. Schug's down-to-earth, sardonic...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am
February 27, 2009
Woodland Trails: Gardening, and heating with wood
I'm expanding my learning and understanding about wood heat this year. Although this is not the first year I've heated with wood it is the first year I think I am really getting to understand the ins and outs, the whys and what fors and the connection we have to trees. I'm learning...
February 27, 2009 - 2:04pm
February 25, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Feb. 25, 2009
A new book sheds new light on a well-known historical educator. "Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington," by Robert J. Norell (Harvard University Press, $35) is a fine new look at a historical figure who has suffered a bad rap for too long. Booker T. Washington has taken...
February 25, 2009 - 10:50am
February 11, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Feb. 11, 2009
I'm proud and happy to work for newspaper organizations who still believe it's important to publish news about books and the folks who write them. In the past few years I've gotten the impression that other newspapers consider books as little more than competition for their own...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
February 5, 2009
Area lawmaker decides to fight drunken driving, possession charges
A judge has ordered Rep. Jeff Wood, I-Bloomer, not to sell the car in which he was allegedly driving drunk last December. The lawmaker must...
February 5, 2009 - 9:00am
January 28, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Jan. 28, 2009
"Your Heart Belongs to Me," is not a sappy Tin Pan Alley lyric, but the title of a new thriller by Dean Koontz (Bantam, $27).
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 21, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Jan. 21, 2009
Several years ago, my friend novelist Carolyn See wrote a tell-all book about her family's century-long love affair with alcohol addiction, written with her usual literary flair. See is a fine California novelist ("Rhine Maidens," "Making History") who doesn't get enough attention...
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am
January 14, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Jan. 14, 2009
Years ago, I saw a wonderful Twilight Zone episode in which a small time newspaper editor sold his soul to the devil in order to save his newspaper. The devil was played by Burgess Meredith, who arrives at the newspaper and tells the hero he is a linotype operator and would like to...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
December 31, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Dec. 31, 2008
Two talented upper Midwestern writers with ethnic interests headline today's book report. The first is by University of Wiscosnin-Superior poet and fiction writer Anthony Bukoski. It's a collection of short stories, Bukoski's fifth book, entitled "North of the Port" (Southern...
December 31, 2008 - 12:00am