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School police officer likes his new assignment
River Falls: Attempted murder charge follows savage beating
Judge rejects nine of 10 claims from abuse victims; Woman dies after stopping for school bus; More state new briefs
Star-Observer earns top award for large weeklies in state newspaper contest
The River Channel records interviews with City Council candidates
crime and courts
Raiders fall to Wildcats in Big Rivers finale; open tournament play Friday
Hudson girls fall in basketball regional semifinal
Three Hudson wrestlers place at state individual championships
Spartans foil Raiders' run in the sectional final
Two Raider gymnasts advance to state meet
Seniors take advantage of free memory screening
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
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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
Melvin Johannsen, 86
James M. "Mike" Madden, 83
Marilyn V. Sampson, 87
Betty J. Larsen, 92
Melvin Johannsen, 86
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
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April 30, 2013
Turkey hunter shot in Somerset identified as Stillwater man
The St. Croix County Sheriff's Department was investigating an apparent turkey hunting accident Tuesday morning in the town of Somerset. Jerry Cusick, 53, Stillwater, a Washington County, Minn., Sheriff's Commander, was shot by another hunter when he was scouting a turkey hunting...
news / accidents
April 30, 2013 - 11:40am
April 16, 2013
Jury doesn't buy Schaffhausen insanity defense
It took a jury a little over three hours to reach a verdict in the case of Aaron Schaffhausen, the father who admitted he killed his three young...
April 16, 2013 - 7:47pm
April 15, 2013
10 local runners in Boston Marathon
Ten Hudson runners are listed as having participated in the Boston Marathon. The event was rocked by a series of bomb explosions Monday afternoon. It was not immediately known if any of the Hudson participants were near the blast. The entry list came from the Boston Marathon web...
news / sports
April 15, 2013 - 4:53pm
Shoemaker named new HHS principal
Peg Shoemaker has been named as the principal of Hudson High School. The announcement came after a special meeting of the Board of Education Monday. Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten recommended Shoemaker's appointment. Current High School Principal Laura Love resigned April...
news / education
April 15, 2013 - 4:34pm
April 5, 2013
Senator Ron Johnson is on a mission to share the facts-to inform citizens
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson visited Hudson early April 5 to share what he considers critical information for citizens to understand before the country can move forward. He likened the situation to the first step of a 12-step program -- recognizing there is a problem. "Far too many...
education / news / business
April 5, 2013 - 9:47am
April 4, 2013
Ex-wife testifies most of day in Schaffhausen trial
Jessica Schaffhausen took the stand for most of the morning Thursday and continued in the afternoon in the trial of her ex-husband, Aaron Schaffhausen, convicted of killing their three daughters. Jessica Schaffhausen, 33, answered questions by public defender John Kucinski in the...
crime and courts / news
April 4, 2013 - 3:18pm
April 1, 2013
Love resigns as HHS principal
On Monday afternoon, Hudson High School Principal Laura Love announced her resignation effective June 30, pending school board approval. Love has accepted a new administrative position with the Middleton-Cross Plains School District as the Director of Teaching and Learning at the...
news / education
April 1, 2013 - 4:05pm
March 28, 2013
Update: Schaffhausen pleads guilty in murder case
A River Falls man pleaded guilty to homicide and arson charges in the deaths of his three young daughters Thursday afternoon, March 28, in the first phase of the murder case. Aaron Schaffhausen, 35, Minot, N.D., pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree intentional homicide and...
March 28, 2013 - 4:00pm
Sheriff's deputies search for missing Amery man
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a missing rural Amery man. David Melby, 53, was reported missing for his rural Amery residence on Wednesday, March 27. Melby last contacted a family member by cell phone on Tuesday, March 26, at approximately...
March 28, 2013 - 9:49am
March 18, 2013
Move those cars
The City of Hudson Public Works Department has declared a snowplowing event for today, Monday, March 18, starting at 11:45 am. All vehicles need to be moved off of any city street until the street is plowed curb to curb.
March 18, 2013 - 11:52am
March 14, 2013
Snow event declared in city of Hudson
The city of Hudson has declared a snow event following Thursday morning's snowfall of about four inches. That means parking isn't allowed on...
March 14, 2013 - 10:48am
March 4, 2013
Burglars hit Smokedale and Kingdom Buffet
Hudson police are investigating two break-ins on the hill in the early morning hours on Sunday. Burglars smashed the glass in doors at the both Kingdom Buffet, 2312 Crest View Drive, and at Smokedale, 1525 Coulee Road. Police believe the incidents happened around the same time,...
March 4, 2013 - 11:12am
Polk County man drives on frozen St. Croix to escape police
A Polk County man knew his rights and apparently believed they gave him permission not to cooperate with police just after midnight Sunday. But actions taken by the man have landed him in jail. James S. Meyer, 60, believed to be from St. Croix Falls, was taken into custody in Lakeland...
news / government
March 4, 2013 - 10:02am
March 1, 2013
Attorneys spar over Schaffhausen motions
The defense and prosecution waded through a litany of motions in the Aaron Schaffhausen murder case in St. Croix County Circuit Court Friday morning. Judge Howard W. Cameron, Assistant Attorney General Gary Freyberg and public defender John Kucinski sparred over some two dozen motions. Schaffhausen...
crime and courts / news
March 1, 2013 - 2:42pm
February 26, 2013
Schrock will be on school board ballot
Jim Schrock will be the fourth candidate on the ballot for one of the two Hudson Board of Education seats that will be decided in the April 2 election. Schrock and Matthew Kari were tied following the primary on Feb. 19 with 244 votes each. They remained tied at 245 votes each following...
news / education / government
February 26, 2013 - 10:39am