Chuck Nowlen joined the Star-Observer team as a business, township and general-assignment reporter in April, 2014 after a three-decade career in newspapers and magazines, and as a newsroom-management/business-planning consultant.
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Erickson Oil Products Inc., whose Freedom Valu gasoline and convenience stores have been a fixture in western Wisconsin for nearly 65 years, has been acquired by the Pennsylvania-based CrossAmerica Partners.
Hudson businessman Stewart Erickson says he’s found a way to boost production and quality for a variety of crops -- while also slashing water use and the farm-driven carbon dioxide emissions that help fuel climate change.
Two determined Hudson-area men publically detailed their struggles with mental illness last week to offer a message of hope and empowerment for themselves, other sufferers and those close to them.
Three Hudson-area actors and a local counselor are key figures in new, monthly classes teaching Pierce County police officers how to deescalate encounters with the mentally ill.
If anybody knows about dogs, fresh air and wide-open spaces, it’s three farm women with professional credentials and perhaps the roomiest canine daycare and boarding spot around. “We thought we’d...
He’s wrestled since he was 8 years old. He won two state championships in high school and competed against the Big Ten’s best at Michigan State. Now Hudson resident and...
An outbreak of the potentially deadly Equine Herpes Virus threw a scare into the local horse community early this year, but was contained by quick action on well-established response protocols, according to a UW-River Falls expert.
Daniel Barber pleaded not guilty this week to felony charges that he sexually assaulted young boys between June 2004 and February of this year. Barber entered the plea June 10...
A new county advocacy group has a vision for the future, and it involves a LOT of bikes.
Chance has played a fickle role in teacher Nataliya Dorweiler’s life.