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Hunters' Memorial To Be Dedicated (Wi. Deer Hunters)
St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 8/3/06 | Kevin Harter

Posted on 08/06/2006 3:46:06 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

Nearly two years after a dispute over a deer stand that left six western Wisconsin hunters dead, a new Rice Lake park dedicated to the hunters has been completed.

Hunters Memorial Park will be dedicated at 1 p.m. Monday.

The park, at Whitetail Drive and Linden Avenue, was built with private donations and will be given to the city of Rice Lake.

North Builders Association donated labor, one of the two lots needed and some of the building materials. It also raised funds to cover other park expenses. Aspen Creek Services donated the second lot.

The cost of the park is estimated at about $250,000.

The 26,670-square-foot park will include a playground, covered patio, kitchen, grilling areas and a memorial to the hunters.

Chai Soua Vang, of St. Paul, was convicted of fatally shooting Robert Crotteau; his son, Joey Crotteau; Al Laski; Mark Roidt; Jessica Willers; and Dennis Drew on Nov. 21, 2004. Fellow hunters Lauren Hesebeck and Terry Willers were injured in the confrontation, which occurred after the hunting party discovered Chai Soua Vang trespassing in a tree stand.

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TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Society
KEYWORDS: 2a; ambush; bang; banglist; chaivang; deer; deerhunting; gun; gunowner; gunowners; hunt; hunter; hunters; rkba; vang; wi; wisconsin
My final follow-up to this tragic story.
1 posted on 08/06/2006 3:46:07 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; Ladysmith; Iowa Granny

I don't have the old ping list anymore...

FYI.


2 posted on 08/06/2006 3:47:16 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Jack Murtha. BAH!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I do! I'm on it.

Tha is so nice. I'm so glad they're doing this. *SNIF*


3 posted on 08/06/2006 3:50:40 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Watery Tart; KRAUTMAN; reformedliberal; Mygirlsmom; codercpc; s2baccha; ozaukeemom; PjhCPA; ...

"Off-Topic Sunday Ping!"


4 posted on 08/06/2006 3:51:25 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Sure, but have they modified the laws to allow Hunters to carry concealed or open?

That would be the most significant memorial of all.

Best regards,

5 posted on 08/06/2006 6:34:09 PM PDT by Copernicus (A Constitutional Republic revolves around Sovereign Citizens, not citizens around government.)
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To: Copernicus

No.

This wasn't about hunters allowed to carry, concealed, or otherwise.

This was about rural Wisconsin, where family hunters feel free to hunt on their own property.


6 posted on 08/06/2006 6:59:30 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Jack Murtha. BAH!)
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To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; phantomworker; joesnuffy; ..

If you'd like to be on or off this Upper Midwest (WI, IA, MN, MI, and anyone else) list, largely rural issues, please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.


7 posted on 08/06/2006 7:27:25 PM PDT by SJackson (The PilgrimsóDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do!)
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To: SJackson

Thanks for the ping.


8 posted on 08/07/2006 2:25:34 AM PDT by Iowa Granny (You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Thanks for the post/ping and glad to see something positive come of this tragedy. Will have to drive over and check it out if I can find out a "speed trap: free route i.e., non Rosendale.
9 posted on 08/07/2006 5:25:13 AM PDT by mcshot ("If it ain't broke it doesn't have enough features." paraphrased anon.)
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