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Bear makes first court appearance on homicide charge

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Victoria Bear made her first appearance in St. Croix County criminal court on Thursday to face a charge of homicide by negligent use of a vehicle. Bear, 56, is accused of causing the death of Hudson man Michael Strauch.


Strauch, 55, was killed after his motorcycle struck Bear's vehicle on Coulee Road, after she allegedly pulled out in front of him from 18th Street around 6 p.m. on Sept. 23.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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