Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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PRESCOTT --- A St. Paul man has been charged with physical abuse of a child, felony intimidation of a victim and battery resulting from an incident early last week in Prescott. Eric R. Mitzuk, 29, has a preliminary hearing scheduled in Pierce County Circuit Court this Wednesday at 2 p.m. According to a Prescott Police Department report, police arrived at 636 Hilton St., Prescott, around 9:22 p.m. Nov. 6 for a domestic complaint. When they got there, they found Krista M.
With the popular hobby All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are in this state, one would believe that there is an association in every county, right? Not exactly, as surprisingly Pierce County was one of three area counties (also including St.
ELMWOOD--All those whose job mainly consists of sitting in a cubicle and staring at a computer screen, wishing they could go out and meet people, should meet Marty Reinier. For the last year-and-a-half, the Elmwood native's job has consisted of traveling halfway across the world to work in Nigeria, where he has been Project Manager for Lemna International, whose specific assignment has been building houses. Lemna International is part of the Lemna Group, headquartered in Minneapolis, a developer known in the environmental, transportation and energy areas.
SPRING VALLEY--After a 24-year career in the post office that ended in retirement in 2000, Jack Hannack knew his time wasn't up. "I was 48 at the time and I didn't want to retire, retire," Hannack said. That's when lifelong friend Bill Richardson, who had his own appraisal business, wondered if Hannack would handle the real estate portion of the company. "I had friends in the real estate business, so I knew what to expect," he said.
SPRING VALLEY --- The one-car accident on Oct. 24 resulting in three teenage girls being sent to Regions Hospital has claimed its second victim. Natasha E. Weigel, 18, of Baldwin died Saturday at Regions Hospital in St. Paul from complications she suffered after the accident near CTH N and Skyline Drive, just east of Hwy. 65, south of Roberts. Weigel was in the back seat of a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Megan Ungar-Kerns, 17, of Spring Valley with Amy Rademaker, 15, of Woodville, another passenger. According to an accident report provided by the St.
SPRING VALLEY--With the success the Team Oil Travel Center has had in its first four years of existence, an expansion of the facility, located west of downtown Spring Valley on Hwy. 29, seemed to be the next step. Those plans became reality last week as Team Oil announced a 4,500 square foot addition to its current facility, which presently includes a BP gas station with a convenience/liquor store and the home of the Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce.
PRESCOTT --- Prescott Police Officer Bradley Woletz was placed on administrative leave Oct. 20 for an indefinite period, Acting Chief of Police Mike Bondarenko announced that day. Woletz, who has been a member of the department since July 29, 2002, was placed on administrative leave by Bondarenko and Prescott Police Commission Chairman Jack French until further notice due to his possible alleged involvement in the following criminal investigation that occurred the previous day: Roger W. Hendrickson, 555 Flora St., reported a burglary to his residence Oct. 19.
Susan M. Bates, 51, of Apple Valley, Minn., pleaded guilty to criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, Thursday in Pierce County Circuit Court stemming from an incident May 9 in Elmwood. Around 3 p.m. that day, then-Elmwood Police Chief Alex Rockwell explained in his testimony he responded to a call at 230 E. Race Ave. The victim, Ilene Bates, told Rockwell her daughter, Susan, had physically attacked her with two telephones, causing injuries. Ilene told Rockwell she'd feel more comfortable talking at her own residence, 309 E. Race Ave., to which Rockwell complied.
RIVER FALLS--A 23-year-old Ellsworth man is in fair condition due to injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle accident 2 a.m. Friday at Hwy. 29 and 850th Street in the Town of River Falls. Erik Mory was the passenger in the vehicle driven by 20-year-old Joshua E. Edwards of Turtle Lake. Edwards was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 29, when he failed to negotiate a curve and, as a result, the vehicle entered the northbound ditch.
SPRING VALLEY --- Amy Rademaker's parents were planning a celebration Monday in honor of her 16th birthday. Instead, they spent the day on a different celebration --- a celebration of her life -- as she was killed Tuesday evening in a one-car accident near CTH N and Skyline Drive, just east of Hwy. 65, south of Roberts. Other families are suffering, too. While Rademaker's family is going through undeniable grief, two other families were affected by the crash. Rademaker was riding in the front seat of a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by 17-year-old Megan Ungar-Kerns of Spring Valley.