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Baldwin hunter found dead in woods

A Baldwin man was found dead in the woods just after 8 p.m. Saturday night after his family became concerned when he failed to return from hunting, according to a St. Croix County Sheriff Department’s press release.

Mark Grognet, 54, of Baldwin, had gone hunting near the 500 block of County Road NN in the Town of Cady at 5 a.m. that morning. When he didn’t return after dark, and his family couldn’t reach him by cell phone, they became concerned, according to the press release.

Deputies found Grognet’s 2004 Chevrolet truck parked at his hunting location. Local EMS workers searched the area and found Grognet dead in the woods about 400 yards from his pickup truck.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, there were no signs of physical trauma and foul play is not suspected.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by United Fire and Rescue, Baldwin EMS, Spring Valley Fire, Woodville Police and the the St. Croix County Medical Examiner. The incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department.

See page A9 for a full obituary.

Sarah Young

Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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