Skip to comments.Hunters' Memorial To Be Dedicated (Wi. Deer Hunters)
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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I don't have the old ping list anymore...
I do! I'm on it.
Tha is so nice. I'm so glad they're doing this. *SNIF*
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That would be the most significant memorial of all.
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.
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.
Thanks for the ping.
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