Two arrested in fatal weekend stabbing in Hudson, Wis.

Published 5:59 pm Tuesday, December 8, 2020

HUDSON, Wis.  — Two people have been arrested after a Twin Cities man was fatally stabbed and two others were injured in Hudson over the weekend.

Relatives identify the man who died as 26-year-old Cain Solheim, of New Brighton, who was stabbed outside the Smilin’ Moose bar about 1 a.m. Sunday along with two other friends.

Police say witnesses told them that multiple suspects got in a minivan with Minnesota license plates and drove off, the Star Tribune  reported.

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Police Chief Geoffrey Willems says the van was located Sunday afternoon in Blaine, and two people were arrested Monday and jailed in Anoka County while awaiting extradition to Wisconsin.

Hudson police say more people are coming to the border city because of Minnesota’s ban on indoor restaurant and bar service due to the coronavirus outbreak. There is no such restriction in Wisconsin.

“Since the Minnesota closure, we have seen a huge influx of people from all over Minnesota coming to Hudson,” Police Chief Geoffrey Willems said Monday. “Some (come) to shop and dine, others to occupy the bars late at night.”

Willems says that has resulted in “more disturbance calls, more weapons calls, more violence, more ordinance violations, etc. More of everything. There is a criminal entity that is coming to Hudson now that normally doesn’t come to Hudson.”

Hudson Mayor Rich O’Connor is proposing a 10 p.m. curfew be imposed on bars and restaurants.