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This is the area for all things about the Chippewa Valley - for general purposes we're considering this to be Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, and Pepin Counties..


Menomonie Police announce subject of Silver Alert found safe

Allan Hilgendorf
April 21, 2022
Update - According to Menomonie Police Mr. Hilgendorf has been found and is safe.
We are seeking the public's assistance in locating Allan Hilgendorf. Mr. Hilgendorf is 88 years old and has dementia.

Arrest made in multiple Dunn County homicide

Darren Lee McWright (Osborne)
September 16, 2021

Late yesterday arrest warrants were issued for two suspects in the recent homicide case in which four bodies were found in an abandoned SUV in rural Dunn County.  One arrest has been made of Darren Lee McWright (Osborne), date of birth 03/15/1965 of St. Paul, MN. He is currently being held in the Ramsey County Minnesota Jail. 

A second suspect is Antoine Darnique Suggs, date of birth 06/26/1983. Suggs is believed to be in the St. Paul/ Minneapolis area. 

Four found fatally shot in SUV in rural Dunn County - Sheriff's Press Conference

Dunn Co. Sheriff press conference

September 14, 2021

On September 12, 2021 about 2:18PM the Dunn County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a death in the Town of Sheridan in northern Dunn County. Four bodies were found in an abandoned SUV that was driven into a cornfield in the township. 

Missing 13-year-old found

May 17, 2021

From a press release from the Saukville Police Department:

The Iron Knight

The Iron Knight Documentary

April 28, 2021

Many of you who frequent Menomonie may have seen The Iron Knight, and wondered what this guy is all about and why does he walk around town in this outfit? Spottings have been frequent over the last two years, and some Stout students released a short documentary about him yesterday. Enjoy The Iron Knight!

Dunn County Historical Society Fundraiser

Melissa Kneeland

Dunn County Historical Society HVAC Fundraiser

March 27, 2021

The HVAC system at the Dunn County Historical Society has failed, both making it difficult to heat and cool the building and endangering the collections at the Rassbach Museum. I spoke with Melissa Kneeland from the historical society. This is the video of the zoom call and a machine transcript:

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