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River Falls: Attempted murder charge follows savage beating

Mike Thompson (left) and Steve Schroeder hold up a wedding dress they and Diane Odeen (not pictured) found in the Kinni near Liberty Road. Other members of their cleaning group included Ed Vlack, Jeannie and Mark Westpetal, Lisa Thompson, Mark Kahlow, Tom and Bonnie Caroll, and Brooke, Henry and Charles Dolan.

Was bride jilted? River cleaners speculate on rare find

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 Steve Schroeder, Mike Thompson and Diane Odeen were in for quite a surprise when they pulled what they thought was a piece of trash from a beaver dam on the Kinnickinnic River Saturday, April 26. It turned out to be a wedding dress, still in its bag.


“It was hanging on its original hanger undamaged,” Schroeder said. “You can only guess how in the world it got there. We feel that somebody got jilted and somebody took that package and heaved it.”

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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