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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
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
Our View: Don’t forget to vote in Tuesday’s primary
In the big picture, a primary election in the middle of February won’t generally cause a lot of excitement. With the level of interest in Hudson’s...
February 13, 2016 - 11:51am
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
February 4, 2016
Our View: Hot Air Affair brings a weekend of fun
This weekend’s 27th annual Hot Air Affair brings fun and excitement to Hudson as we head into February and the home stretch of our winter. For the past 26 years the event has been a remarkable effort for the group of volunteers that stage the activities each year. The Hot Air Affair...
February 4, 2016 - 1:53pm
January 30, 2016
Our View: All voters must show themselves
Trump, Clinton, Cruz, Sanders…Yes, there’s no avoiding a presidential election year with the nonstop campaigning. Those names above -- and many others, including those running for Congress, school board, state Assembly, city council, village board, town board, county board and...
January 30, 2016 - 12:07pm
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
Our View: Knudson: A classy exit
What a way to go. First elected to the Wisconsin Assembly in 2010, District 30 Rep. Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) surprised many last week by saying he won’t seek re-election in 2016. That’s after winning three elections and serving six years in the state Legislature. Odds are the former...
January 22, 2016 - 11:31am
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
Our View: Finally some movement on drunk driving laws
For several years, this newspaper has urged state lawmakers to tighten the drunk driving laws in the state and there may finally be some action on the subject. There was a time when society considered drunk driving something to wink at, or ignore. Thankfully, public attitudes have...
January 17, 2016 - 11:44am
January 10, 2016
Our View: State lawmakers: Give candidates better timing for filing
We again ask our legislators to do something about the poor time frame forced on those who wish to become candidates for local office. Candidacy registration, as required by state law, goes from Dec. 1 to the first Tuesday in January. Yet spring elections aren’t until three months...
January 10, 2016 - 1:37pm
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