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Man bound for prison after knife attack on Hudson man

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Robert D. Close, 24, will spend the next decade behind bars because of an incident last May when he stabbed a Hudson man 11 times on the pedestrian bridge behind Veterans Park in River Falls.


Close is from River Falls but lives in Woodville. He was sentenced Feb. 24 in Pierce County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to aggravated battery. An attempted homicide charge was dropped as part of an earlier plea deal.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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