Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer from 1995-2016. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.
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HUDSON -- An early-morning rollover crash Monday near Hudson sent an Inver Grove Heights, Minn., man to Regions Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The State Patrol said it responded to the...
Plans by a major food wholesaler to move large warehouse and food processing operations from two suburban Twin Cities locations to Hammond may mean up to 330 new jobs for the area over the next year. Pat Miller, vice-president of Russ Davis Wholesale said last week the availability of the vacant Hammond Cold Storage complex, its proximity to I-94 and plenty of room for expansion offered the perfect recipe for the employee-owned company to grow its business. "The building brought us there. It was just what we were looking for,” he said of the 130,000 square foot structure.
A proposed mining project in Upper Michigan would affect northeast Wisconsin. Officials recently held a public hearing that drew split opinions about a plan by Aquila Resources to open a gold, silver, copper, and zinc mine just north of the Wisconsin-UP border north of Marinette. The firm commissioned a study by the University of Minnesota-Duluth which found that Marinette County would share in the estimated 1,330 construction jobs, 450 permanent jobs, and $20 million in annual tax revenues. But the River Alliance of Wisconsin says wastewater from the mine could pollute the Menominee River
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials have released county-by-county harvest totals from the recent nine-day gun deer season. In Pierce County, hunters registered 1,204 bucks (compared with 1,226 in 2014) and 2,130 does (2,107 last year). St. Croix recorded 966 bucks (938 last year) and 1,525 does (1,643 last year). View the raw data for all Wisconsin counties here .
RIVER FALLS - A group of Hudson Cub Scouts, their leaders and parents journeyed to River Falls Thursday to tour the Hudson Star Observer office. Five members of Tiger Cubs Pack 168 -- all first-graders -- arrived at the 2815 Prairie Dr. office as promised at 6 p.m.
A hundred-plus students and nearly as many parents gathered Wednesday to honor some Hudson High School achievers and hear some words of wisdom from recently retired St. Croix County Circuit...
A small delegation — including three teachers — from a Rotary International-sponsored project in Nicaragua visited Hudson Rotary last Thursday and Julie Zamzow’s second-grade class at Hudson Prairie Elementary later...
A 28-year-old New Richmond man is dead after he was struck by a car around 2:30 a.m. Thursday while walking with a companion along County Road C northwest of New Richmond. Authorities said Jeffrey S. Boardman was walking east on County Road C with a companion when he was struck from behind by a Jeep Liberty driven by Alyssa Kochsiek, 22, of Hammond. Boardman was thrown into the south ditch by the impact and was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Croix County Medical Examiner.
Polk County prosecutors on Friday charged a Cambridge, Minn., man with first-degree reckless homicide in the stabbing death of a Wisconsin man. Nineteen-year-old Levi Connor Acre-Kendall made his first court appearance Friday in Polk County Circuit Court, where he invoked his right to remain silent and was held on $125,000 cash bond. He is accused of stabbing to death St. Croix Falls resident Peter S. Kelly after an argument on the shores of the St.
The Hudson Star-Observer was recognized with a first place, General Excellence, among the state's largest community newspapers at the annual Wisconsin Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest annual awards ceremony Friday evening, Feb. 27. The award and others were conferred during a ceremony at the group's 161st annual convention Friday at the Milwaukee Marriott West in Waukesha. "The Hudson Star-Observer stood out among all the entries as the best in show," the judges stated. "It has valuable information, strong use of graphics and layouts that are inviting to the reader.