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The Hudson homeowner who was robbed at gun point early Monday morning has himself been arrested right along with the man who broke into his home. Police arrested Michael Wayne Schwartzkopf of Fond du Lac for the break-in. The homeowner, Steven Iverson, 1820 Stone Creek St., was arrested shortly thereafter when police allegedly found drugs in the residence. Both men are being held in St. Croix County Jail pending charges. The Hudson Police Department, along with deputies from the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office, were dispatched to the home invasion at Iverson's residence in Hudson.
Beginning Monday, Nov. 14 and continuing until the early morning of Tuesday, Nov. 15, construction crews will be repairing the pavement on westbound I-94 in Hudson. The pavement buckled due to the extreme heat this past summer and temporary repairs were made. The repairs next week will be permanent. The right, through-lane on westbound I-94 will be closed from 10 a.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.
A benefit for Kaleb Yonash, infant son of Erin (Niccum) and Jason Yonash, will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at JJ's Sports Bar & Grill in Hammond. The afternoon's events begin at 3 p.m. with 50/50 drawings, door prizes and a bake sale. Bingo is from 3-6 p.m. An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner is from 4-7 p.m. Adults are $10 and children $5. From 7-9 p.m. a meat raffle will be held. Live music begins at 9:30. Kaleb was born three months premature on July 2. He has been in the NICU at Children's (United) in St. Paul since birth with no date set for coming home.
A UW-River Falls music professor will go to trial on felony sex assault stemming from an incident in a Hudson theater complex. Thomas William Barnett, 43, appeared before Judge Eric J. Lundell Tuesday morning on charges of second-degree sex assault of a child and false imprisonment. Following testimony from two witnesses who were in the Cinema 12 Theater when the alleged incident occurred at about 9 p.m. Aug. 16, the court ruled there was probable cause a felony was committed by Barnett. An arraignment hearing when Barnett will plead to the charges was set for Nov.
A New Richmond woman was killed in a car-truck crash on County Rd. I north of Valley View Tr., in the town of St. Joseph Tuesday morning. The St. Croix County Sheriff's office said Dawn Anderson, 37, died at the scene. The sheriff's reports said Thomas E Geistfeld, 64, Prescott, was driving a 2006 Chevy K3500 north on County Rd. I and Anderson was traveling south in a 2006 Toyota Corolla. Eyewitnesses said Geistfeld was passing another vehicle when he lost control. The truck fishtailed and went sideways striking Anderson's car. Both vehicles landed in the ditch.
A UW-River Falls music professor has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in the Town of Hudson, St. Croix County. Thomas William Barnett, 42, Baldwin, made an initial appearance Friday on felony charges of sex assault of a child under 16 years old and false imprisonment. He posted a $2,500 signature bond. The criminal complaint alleged that on Aug 16 Barnett approached the girl and her boyfriend in the Cinema 12 theater in Hudson and told her he was theater security and wanted to talk to her. Her 14-year-old boyfriend then left auditorium No. 5.
State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, left, and Shelly Moore faced off in their first debate at the Public Access Cable studio in Hudson on Monday night. The first round of public debate featuring incumbent Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, a Republican, and her democratic challenger Shelly Moore occurred Monday night at the Public Access Cable Studio in Hudson. The debate was organized by Hudson Patch, an on-line news service owned by AOL. The purpose of the debate was to allow the audience, made up of an even number of St.
Voters can watch the 10th Senate District recall forum live Thursday morning from any of the five Wisconsin Rivertown Newspaper Group websites. The forum will also be recorded so readers may view it later through the websites. The forum, broadcast from UW-River Falls, will begin at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 28. To watch live, readers may simply click on the link that will appear prominently on each website that day. The forum will allow voters to compare and contrast incumbent Sen.
The Monday evening debate between candidates Moore and Harsdorf will be televised on public access TV, channel 15, beginning on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Hudson public access TV wil share the debate with public access TV in New Richmond, River Falls and Prescott. No more limited reserved seating was available. For TV access questions call 715-386-0115.
Phillips Plastics Corp, which has offices and manufacturing facilities at Hudson, New Richmond and Prescott, announced Friday that it will purchase the Finland-based Medisize Corporation from Ratos AB and other Medisize shareholders of Medisize.