Russell Paulson

LA CROSSE – A former Spooner man has died from injuries in an altercation in a La Crosse Menards parking lot on May 1, and the man who allegedly assaulted him is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in La Crosse County Circuit Court.

According to police, Russell W. Paulson, 78 or 79, formerly of Spooner, died at Mayo Clinic Health System after an argument between him and Matthew L. Kinstler, 50, of La Crosse over Paulson allegedly parking too closely to Kinstler. The escalation into a physical interaction injured Paulson.

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