Rural Viroqua man arrested after threatening highway workers with pistol
July 21, 2021
On July 13, 2021, at approximately 7:00 a.m., the Vernon County Sheriff's Office was notified by the Vernon County Highway Department that highway department employees were being threaten by a man with a firearm, later identified as Kaden D. Hartje, 25 of rural Viroqua.
Authorities learned that the Vernon County Highway Department was doing highway maintenance on County Road S and STH 82 near Brush Hollow, east of Viroqua. Witnesses at the scene reported that Kaden Hartje came out of his h...