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A 16-year-old Somerset girl who allegedly ran away from home in February was found Wednesday, April 2 in Minneapolis.

Somerset Police Chief Doug Briggs confirmed Alissa Blanco was found around 1 p.m. in Minneapolis, though he was unsure of the exact location.


Briggs said Blanco’s father reported her as a runaway in mid-February and that the family had reason to believe she was somewhere in the Twin Cities area, based on friends she has there.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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