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Minnesota man charged in Hudson stabbing that killed New Brighton man

Cain Solheim was one of the three people stabbed in downtown Hudson early Sunday morning.
William C. Davidson Jr

One of the two persons of interest taken into custody in connection to a fatal stabbing in Hudson, Wisconsin, over the weekend has been charged. 

William C. Davidson, Jr., 24, of Blaine, Minnesota, is charged in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, District Court with first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, battery, and disorderly conduct in connection to the death of Cain Solheim, 26, of New Brighton, Minnesota, court records show

Solheim was one of three people stabbed outside the Smilin' Moose bar in downtown Hudson around 1 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. The two others were taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul to be treated. Their identities and conditions have not been released, but Solheim's family members have said they were friends of his. 

After the stabbing, witnesses told Hudson police multiple people got into a Chrysler Town and Country minivan with Minnesota license plates. Police found the van believed to be connected to the stabbing in Blaine, Minnesota, on Sunday afternoon. They took two persons of interest into custody

2nd Street in Hudson, with the Smilin' Moose on the left.

2nd Street in Hudson, with the Smilin' Moose on the left.

Davidson was booked into the Anoka County Jail on Sunday, where he was still listed on the jail roster as of Wednesday morning as he awaits extradition to Wisconsin to face the charges against him. 

Bring Me The News has requested a copy of the criminal complaint filed against Davidson and will update this story with details once it is obtained. 

The fatal stabbing involving at least two Minnesotans comes as the City of Hudson is seeing an "influx" of Minnesotans crossing the border to drink at bars in Wisconsin because bars and restaurants are currently closed to in-person service in their home state, city officials said. 

The city blames the increase in out-of-state visitors for the surge in crime in recent weeks. And on Tuesday, the Hudson Common Council unanimously approved a 10 p.m. curfew for bars and restaurants three days a week until Jan. 3 in an effort to curb the number of people who are just coming to drink at a bar. 

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