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Dick's Hometown robber gets five years in prison

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A River Falls teenager's attempt to pay off a drug debt will result in him spending the next five years in prison.

Blake Halverson, 18, was charged with armed robbery of Dick's Hometown Liquor last November. After pleading guilty in July, he was sentenced Oct. 26 by Pepin County Judge James Duvall.


Duvall highlighted numerous facts about the incident to hammer home the gravity of the offense.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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