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Velomobile owner, Kirk Chaffee is all smiles after the return of his unusual electric recumbent bike. Jillian Dexheimer photo

River Falls man's unique vehicle found after Journal story

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Kirk Chaffee never thought he would see his yellow velomobile - a tiny electric vehicle with a removable fiberglass shell top and a pedaling component -- again after it was stolen Sunday, Oct. 14.


But a few weeks later the velomobile is back sitting in front of Chaffee's Charlotte Street apartment -- though this time it's securely locked.

After the vehicle went missing, it was somehow taken on a 75-mile trip across state lines to Chisago County, Minn.

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Jillian Dexheimer
Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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