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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About two dozen Twin Cities-area media members got a quick lesson last week on how River Crossing’s concrete driving-surface segments are being made and how they’ll be transported to the...
After nine years of fundraising, planning and program development -– capped by the debt-free acquisition of a 6.5-acre site in Roberts –- the table is finally set for a no-kill...
HUDSON, Wis. -- Some German restaurants say they’re authentic. Marie Schmidt’s The Winzer Stube has always waltzed the waltz –- and it always will. That’s made all the difference for...
HUDSON - Fittingly enough for an international business major, college student Sam Harper of Hudson, Wis., has lived the term “experiential learning” on the road for the last six months...
When they’re nursed back from death’s door and can finally sleep soundly, they purr like tiny kittens. Their tails are thin and stubbier than you might expect. Their fur smells a little like maple syrup.
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...