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Appeals court says county can prosecute cattle case

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A farmer whose cases were dismissed by a St. Croix County judge will have a jury trial Friday, Sept. 26, on charges that he allowed his cattle to wander on the highway.

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Last week a District III Court of Appeals judge reversed Judge Scott Needham, who dismissed the charges against James L. Rushfeldt. Needham had said the allowing-livestock-on-highway law applies only to "situations where cattle are out, the owner is notified, and he does nothing."

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