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UPDATED: charge filed in Watertown death

WATERTOWN, MN – Authorities are investigating the death of a 33-year-old woman from Watertown.

According to a press release from Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson, sheriff’s deputies were called to the 800 block of Deerfield Road in Watertown at about 6:41 p.m. Nov. 14 because of an unresponsive woman in the roadway. As deputies arrived, Ridgeview paramedics were loading the victim into an ambulance for transport at Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia.

Deputies spoke with Watertown fire personnel, who were first on-scene, and learned the victim had suffered traumatic injuries and needed immediate transport for medical treatment. Ridgeview emergency room personnel later informed deputies the victim had died from injuries sustained in the incident.

According to the press release, the preliminary investigation indicates that Jessica Suzanne Ludenia, 33, of Watertown, had been struck by a motor vehicle driven by her boyfriend, 42, also of Watertown.

Sheriff’s deputies summoned assistance from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to process the scene for preservation and collection of physical evidence. The driver was subsequently arrested and booked into the Carver County Jail pending charges of criminal vehicular operation.

The matter remains under investigation by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

UPDATE 11-17-17 According to a formal complaint, Casey Belden Hoskins, 42, of Watertown, has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide – operating a motor vehicle in a grossly negligent manner, a felony. If convicted, this charge is punishable by up to 10 years in jail and/or a $20,000 fine.


HT Nov. 15 announcements

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today: Corn Dogs, Baked Beans, Fruit, Milk

3:30 – GBB practice at LP

Football players in 9-12 wanting to go to the state tournament on Friday need to get their
permission slip turned in by tomorrow.

Students going to the youth movie night this Saturday need to get your permission slip and
money turned in by tomorrow so they know how many students are going.

PHOTO GALLERY: HLWW Veterans Day program

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – Click here to see photos from the Friday, Nov. 10 Veterans Day program at HLWW school. 

Select photos will appear in the Friday, Nov. 17 edition of the Herald Journal.

HLWW fitness center presentation Monday, Nov. 13

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – A presentation about Howard Lake Waverly Winsted School District’s fitness center membership and usage will take place at the Monday, Nov. 13 school board meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.

A few other items include approving the high school parking lot/exterior lighting project, discussion/approval of an FFA assistant, discussion/approval of a KLKR assistant, discussion/approval of additional special ed staff, and more.

Look for coverage in the Friday, Nov .17 edition of the Herald Journal.

HT Nov. 9 announcements

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today: Chicken Fajita, Lettuce, Cheese, Corn, Fruit, Milk

We will have mass tomorrow at 8:15 so please remember to dress up

Students are reminded that they have only today and Friday to get their $5.00 turned in for the Honor Society’s coin drive. You will be able to wear sweatpants on Nov. 15th so please be generous this holiday season.

Picture retakes will be next Tuesday, November 14th. If you were gone on picture day please plan on getting your pictures taken.

The next youth night will be held on Saturday, November 18. Please see the flyers around school for more details. Interested students should sign up at the office and take a permission slip.

Students wanting to order muffins need to do so by tomorrow with Mrs. O. Muffins will be delivered on Monday.

Winsted holiday decorating competition starts soon

WINSTED, MN – The Winsted Area Chamber of Commerce is kicking off its holiday decorating competition for businesses and organizations. Those who wish to participate can contact Monica Hertzog at (763) 957-9570 or JoEllen Fasching at (320) 485-4252 by Friday, Nov. 17.

Displays must be up and running no later than Friday, Dec. 1. Public voting begins Sat. Dec. 2 and will finish Friday, Dec. 15.