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Hudson Police: Wheelchair in a porta-potty; Dogs left in car
Two dogs left in a car brought an officer to a parking lot on Ward Avenue at 4:50 p.m. Friday, June 1. One of the animals was barking, while the other was lying in the rear passenger seat. The current temperature was 70 degrees. The officer did not see any signs of heat-related distress. The owner r
Washington County Man Pleads Guilty To Murder Of Toddler
STILLWATER, MN — Washington County Attorney Pete Orput Saturday announced that Jonathon David Wierstad, 29, 0f Willernie pleaded guilty to murdering a 16-month-old child. He was sentenced immediately to 25 years in prison.
Somerset Elementary principal resigns, takes new position in...
"It was a very hard decision for me. I've loved my time in Somerset and when I came here, I fully intended to finish my career here," Kamrath said. "I really never looked to leave, but this opportunity presented itself. There are very few districts I would have thought about leaving Somerset to go t
Amy Thielen discusses her memoir in this week’s literary events
SHAUN HARRIS: Wisconsin-based author discusses his debut novel, “The Hemingway Thief.” A former high school social studies teacher, Harris is anticipating July publication of his graphic novel “Las Vegas Repo.” His appearance is in Author Night at the Bierstube (Bookstube), presented by Chapter2Book
Minnesota man gets 25 years in beating death of toddler
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) --A man who was on probation for assaulting a child in Wisconsin has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in Minnesota for the beating death of his fiancee's toddler.Jonathon David Wierstad learned his sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in Washington County
Pierce County sheriff's blotter
Mandy L. Boos, 46, Eau Claire, and Jeremy P. Finley, 41, Superior, were arrested after deputies responded to a report of a car in driveway of a foreclosed home at 5:56 a.m. June 5 at N7563 County Road CC in Spring Valley. Boos was charged with criminal trespass to dwelling and possession of drug par
Class 3A state baseball: Mahtomedi wins first state championship
As it turns out, the fifth time is, in fact, the charm.At least that’s how Mahtomedi will remember the saying after capturing its first Class 3A baseball state championship with a 5-1 win over Rocori on Saturday night at Target Field.As center fielder Jamie Berg hauled in the final out of the game,
Man on probation for one child beating sentenced to 25 years in prison for murder in second case
A man on probation for inflicting severe brain damage on a Wisconsin toddler and later charged in connection with the beating death of his fiancee’s toddler in Willernie has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.Jonathon Wierstad, 29, was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for causing the death
O’Connor, Zimmerman to update public on Hudson projects
The event, dubbed “What’s Happening in Hudson”, will be held Wednesday, June 20 at Agave Kitchen. Rep. Shannon Zimmerman, R-River Falls, and Mayor Rich O’Connor will lead the meeting, which, according to a news release, will provide “detailed updates” on projects including the former dog track site
MnDOT unveils ‘new’ original Stillwater Lift Bridge color
Crews began removing the tarps from Span 9, on the far east end of the bridge in Houlton, Wis., around 8:30 a.m., following an early-morning inspection, according to a statement from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
St. Paul man tried to kidnap 5 Newport children, charges say
Vanholy Var, 36, of St. Paul, was under a 48-hour hold as of Friday morning, June 15, according to Washington County jail records. He faces charges of kidnapping, first-degree burglary and receiving stolen property.
Man convicted in St. Croix County of eighth OWI
It took the jury less than three hours June 6 to convict Jeffrey A. Cormican of all four counts, including OWI-eighth offense, which calls for a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years. The 49-year-old was also convicted of operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration — a felony — and
Ellsworth police: Spray painted business; Escaped dog
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police June 4-10.Critter patrol• Police received a complaint about a red bloodhound dog found at an address in the 700 block of South Maple Street at 10:06 p.m. June 10. The owner reported the dog escaped as he was closing the kennel door.Sticky fin
Fatal crash reported in rural Hudson
According to Sheriff Scott Knudson, the crash occurred just after 7 a.m. at county roads E and I, just west of Willow River State Park.
Twin Cities heroin dealer sentenced to more than 8 years in death of Marine
A Maplewood woman was sentenced Thursday in Sherburne County District Court to an additional eight years in prison for supplying a fatal dose of fentanyl to a Marine veteran, one of several cases she's been charged in.Beverly Burrell, 22, wasconvicted in Aprilof third-degree murder and third-degree
Hudson brewery acquisition deal leads to lawsuit
The case was filed May 29 in St. Croix County Circuit Court.The plaintiff, Woodbury resident Greg Harris, was the former owner of American Sky Brewing Co., the Hudson-based business that was bought three years ago by the Minneapolis beer producer Lucid, which has since changed its name to North Loop
Bad day gets worse for Minnesota teen during traffic stop
In all, the 19-year-old was cited for at least 9 different things and taken into custody on a theft warrant, with her tickets including a broken taillight, speeding, distracted driving, possession of marijuana, open container and not having a driver's license. She was also eating a sub sandwich whil
Man Charged in Connection with 6 Metro Area Bank Robberies
The complaint lists the robberies as occurring at a Blaine and an Oakdale U.S. Bank locations, a Fridley and a Cottage Grove TCF Bank locations, an Edina Wells Fargo location, and a Bloomington Premier Bank location. The robberies occurred from May 9 - June 7, according to the complaint.RELATED: Blo
Caddying leads to college for St. Paul teen
Persistence and patience paid off. His summer job caddying led to a full ride to college. Through the Western Golf Association's Evans Scholarship for caddies, he received a full tuition and housing scholarship. This fall, he will attend the University of Minnesota. There are 56 Evans Scholars from
Semi Crash Covers Road With Fireball Whisky
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