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Wisconsin roundup: Walker says Trump could tone down the rhetoric; thousands remain without power; 10 more state news stories
A bridge coming together
It’s not just the heat: Crops increase humidity
Tuber rescued on Apple River in Somerset
Wisconsin roundup: Hudson area struck by power outages as heat turns up; church admits wrongdoing; seven more state news stories
crime and courts
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
A good time to be a monster musky
U9 soccer champs in Chaska
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
Hudson lacrosse to play for state title
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
St. Croix County Fair: Extreme heat prompts animal check-in process changes
RiverFest celebrates the St. Croix in Hudson
Daybreak Rotary names two essay winners
arts and entertainment
NAME CHANGE HEARING: Case No. 16-Cv-260, Brian Eggert II
FORECLOSURE: FNC Bank v. Eric J. Frank, et al; Case No. 15-CV-530
PROBATE ORDER: Clark G. Anderson Estate; Case No. 16-PR-48
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Ethelyn Rose Callahan Estate; Case No. 16PR49
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cary J. Halverson Estate: Case No. 16PR45
Carol Johnson, 66
Karen L. Rada, 77
Carol Johnson, 66
Dolores Ellen Boumeester, 81
Frank P. Marino, 74
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
Our View: State still among worst for drunken driving
Day by Day: To everything there is a season, but this has been a touch spring
Real Estate Showcase
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
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
Our View: New year can be a time for introspection
A new year is often a time for celebration, but it also presents us with a time to focus on positive changes in our lives. Although Jan. 1 is nothing more than a date on a calendar, there is nothing wrong with using the date as a distinct time to change something in our lives. As...
December 30, 2015 - 10:31am
December 22, 2015
Our View: And a Merry Christmas to all!
Christmas can mean different things to many people. Ways to celebrate the holiday include shopping, Santa Claus, gifts, parties, decorations -- the list goes on. The fact remains that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ. However, think about it! If you dropped in from...
December 22, 2015 - 3:08pm