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St. Croix County man sentenced to 12 years in prison
Missing St. Croix River boater found alive, Minn. authorities say
Autism training teaches students to be good friends
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Tennis drops BRC match to Mustangs
UWRF adding women's lacrosse
Girls lacrosse kicks off inaugural season April 22
Ups and downs for Raider softball
Raider baseball swept by RF
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Boosters hold annual Easter egg hunt
Hudson Middle Schoolers host Doggity Fun Run
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TOWN OF TROY: 2017 Board of Review
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Resolution 2017-03 (Line of Succession)
SUMMONS: Progressive Ins. v. Ibrahim Eldahdah; Case 17-CV-48
EAGLE STORAGE: 5/5/17 Lien Sale Notice
FORECLOSURE: US Bank v. Michael S. Roe; Case No. 16-CV-234
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Letters to the editor for April 13, 2017
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Editorial: Brexit hits closer to home than you think
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Doug's Diggings: A look at Disney with grandkids
The bad news, this is the first time in close to 20 years that I didn’t get to Florida for spring training. The good news -- I did get to Florida, but instead of Fort Myers, my wife and I went with my oldest son Donovan and his wife Michele and two children (Connor and John) to...
March 26, 2016 - 3:03pm
March 18, 2016
The Campbell Scoop: It’s your government and it’s your right to know
You have the right to know. Much like your right to speak freely without fear of government intervention, or your right to worship whatever deity you choose, or for the more sordid of us, your right to face due process in legal battles and have a jury decide your fate, you have the...
March 18, 2016 - 3:20pm
March 13, 2016
Get me the manager! A torn school reporter's lament: Stop me before I vote again?
Should I write today about the upcoming schools referendum? Or should I write about baseball instead? Maybe I should write about something else. Maybe Friday the 13th, which arrives on Sunday this month? How about presidential politics? Nah, that would only make people depressed....
March 13, 2016 - 8:54am
March 6, 2016
Doug's Diggings: You don’t have to be Swedish...
There are plenty of people of Scandinavian descent in our readership area -- I’m one of them. In fact, all four of my grandparents found their way to this country from Sweden in the late 1800s. I’ve always considered myself an American and haven’t taken the time to look into...
March 6, 2016 - 2:25pm
February 28, 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Madison is grabbing power from local governments
I remember when conservatives were the defenders of local control. That was when Democrats had some power in Madison. Now, with Republicans in charge of the Legislature and Scott Walker in the governor’s office the tables have turned. State Rep. Katrina Shankland, a Democrat from...
February 28, 2016 - 9:43am
February 19, 2016
Day By Day: Recovery is a work in progress for problem patient
Well I’m back after having had a little work done -- not that kind of work -- don’t know where I’d start if it were that kind of work. No, I had rotator cuff surgery and survived it. I didn’t know anything about it before the pain in my shoulder just wouldn’t go away. Losing...
February 19, 2016 - 4:17pm
February 13, 2016
Get me the manager! Think sports are vicarious? This writer has a different take
A friend writes: "Dear Chuck, I enjoy your columns, but please leave the meditations on sports and athletics to the vicarious crowd and JUST WRITE." Or words to that effect. The missive arrived almost a year ago, I think. I must've deleted it accidentally since, so I can't be sure...
February 13, 2016 - 8:13am
February 5, 2016
Doug's Diggings: Are you ready for the ‘Big Game’?
By now you know the ‘Big Game,’ also known as the Super Bowl, is this Sunday. I can call it the Super Bowl because I’m writing it for news coverage (something the NFL loves). But heaven forbid if a business calls the Super Bowl -- well, the “Super Bowl.” The naming issue...
February 5, 2016 - 8:17am
January 30, 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Hudson is indeed a special place
I don’t look forward to the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau’s annual meeting and awards banquet with the same eager anticipation as my wife. She’s a past chamber member and chamber ambassador of the year. She truly gets excited about all things having to...
January 30, 2016 - 11:01am
January 27, 2016
Bob's Banter: Call me a bad sport, but the WIAA is out of line
Well, it was only a matter of time. In the first half of the boys basketball game between River Falls and Hudson Friday night in Hudson, one of the Raider players was called for traveling and the River Falls student section started chanting, “You can’t do that!” How dare they!...
January 27, 2016 - 3:03pm
January 22, 2016
Doug's Diggings: WIAA email, response, stirs national firestorm
By now you’ve mostly likely heard about the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association’s effort to make high school athletic events more...
January 22, 2016 - 9:36am
January 17, 2016
Get me the manager! Ace a black-belt test? No problem. Fix the toaster? Forget it.
When confronted with his deepest failings, the honest man must sooner or later 'fess up. Such is the case with this reporter and, well, anything to do with mechanicals, electricals, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, automotive -- and almost everything else that needs fixing or building....
January 17, 2016 - 12:53pm
January 10, 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Special assessment change would be noticed
The Hudson City Council is mulling whether to change the way the city assesses adjacent properties for street resurfacing and reconstruction. Under the current policy, property owners are assessed half the cost of replacing driveway aprons, sidewalks, and curb and gutter, but nothing...
January 10, 2016 - 8:41am
December 30, 2015
Doug's Diggings: A glance back at a new year - 1966
As we look ahead to 2016, we all have hopes that it will be a great year. And I do wish everyone a happy new year. As we enter 2016, however,...
December 30, 2015 - 10:40am
December 22, 2015
Day by Day: Everything changes ... even Christmas
I don’t think you get to be 63 without having to face the facts -- everything changes and probably should. But Christmas? That too. There are the good changes although to the younger eye they may not appear so. I’m perfectly OK with not going up and down the step ladder to...
December 22, 2015 - 3:06pm