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Members of the Stewart family gather on a recent Thanksgiving Day at the dinner table. From left is Noey Falde; Noey's grandmother, the late Jean Stewart; Jean's son, Jim; and Jim's older sister, Jodie Falde, Noey's mother. The picture was taken in Jodie's home in the town of Martell. Jim Stewart, a 1974 River Falls High School graduate, was nicknamed "Hollywood" as a youth. Jim rose to the rank of sergeant with the Hudson Police Department before moving on in 1998 to security jobs for a bank and later a...

Surviving vicious dog attack, Jim Stewart starts long recovery

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Days after his wife of 60 years suddenly died, Alan Stewart got a late Sunday night call recently saying his son was nearly mauled to death by his pet dog and was undergoing hours of overnight life-saving surgery.


Jim Stewart, 53, had friends with him at Regions Hospital. They told Alan to wait till morning to visit.

Naturally, Alan could hardly sleep before rushing off to the hospital very early the next day, Oct. 26.

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