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Just moments after his motion for dismissal was denied Tuesday afternoon, defense attorney Earl Gray said his client Kayle A. Fleischauer, accused in April 2018 of murdering his 19-year-old son during a late night of drinking, will not testify at trial. St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Scott Needham denied the request to dismiss the first-degree intentional homicide charge and said questions of credibility — on which this request appeared to hinge — should be determined during a jury trial, not a preliminary hearing.
A former Alula Manufacturing employee last week was charged with felony intent to cause public panic or fear in response to a December 2018 phone call during which he allegedly told a coworker he planned to "shoot up" the business and two specific employees, according to a criminal complaint filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court. Brady Leon Reetz, 23, River Falls, said he had a stockpile of weapons and a detailed plan of attack for retaliation following his insubordination-driven Dec. 17, 2018, termination from the Hudson-based alarm company, the complaint states.
Nathan Snyder, a Boy Scout with Troop 9207, completed his Eagle Scout project. Snyder, a senior at Rosemount High School, considered various options for his project. At first, he was leaning towards a construction project with his school or a nearby park. His cousin, Sarah Jones, an oncology nurse at Minnesota Oncology in Burnsville, then mentioned to him that the Burnsville Clinic had tie blankets that had been made for patients and donated to the clinic, but they were running low.
Crossings at Carnegie is running a five-week exhibit of works by batik artists Sharon Columbus, Kim Gordon, Julie Yost, Enid Weichselbaum, Alison Emslie-Smith, Vicki Blazing and Marie Marvin. The exhibit is located in the gallery of Crossings at Carnegie, and is free for public viewing.
A White Bear Lake, Minn., man led police on a chase across state lines that ended just shy of St. Croix County's eastern border on I-94, according to a criminal complaint filed in St. Croix County District Court Jan. 16. Dean Allan Curley, 58, was charged with felony attempting to flee or elude an officer following a chase that started in Anoka County, Minn., continued through Washington County and crossed the St. Croix River to Wisconsin on I-94, the complaint states. According to the complaint:
An off-duty St. Croix County Sheriff's Office K-9 officer was formally charged earlier this week with possession of a firearm while intoxicated following a December traffic stop outside New Richmond. Wisconsin State Patrol located a loaded handgun inside John Shilts Jr.'s vehicle, according to a criminal complaint filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court.
A man, whose name is being withheld until family are notified, died after his vehicle broke through the ice in the narrows between Balsam Lake and East Balsam on Thursday, according to Polk County Sheriff's Office. In a press release, authorities said they received a call at 4:53 p.m. Jan. 17 that a car — a Toyota Rav4 with Minnesota license plates — had gone through the ice and the caller had not seen anyone exit the vehicle.
New Richmond Police Department has asked the public's help to locate a suspect believed to have attacked another man with a boxcutter and fled the scene in a stolen vehicle, according to a City of New Richmond press release. Officers responded Jan. 14 to a report of a disturbance on the 800 block of Knowles Avenue where a victim sustained multiple lacerations to his head and face by a man he identified as 32-year-old Roberto Reyes Jr., also known at Tito, who fled the scene in the victim's vehicle, the release states.
Students get real-world hospital work experience Area students were part of a cohort that recently graduated from a six-week immersion program at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater. The Explorers Program, offered through the Boy Scouts of America's Northern Star Council, lets students ages 14-20 explore health care careers in a real-world setting, such as sessions in the pharmacy, birth center, emergency department and radiology. Students who graduated Dec. 10, 2018, include: • Colin Muehlbauer, Clare Roti and Jack Seipel of Woodbury
St. Croix County Sheriff's Office is searching for the owner of a vehicle which was parked and left unoccupied on railroad tracks west of the Village of Hammond and struck by a train Saturday, Jan. 12 around 7:30 p.m., according to Sheriff Scott Knudson. The sheriff's office was notified by Union Pacific of the crash and Knudson said deputies were unable to locate anyone in or around the vehicle upon arrival.