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Woman victim of hit and run April 19

A New Richmond police officer was dispatched to the scene of a hit and run which occurred at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, on West Fifth Street at South Knowles Avenue.

The woman struck was Shannon Schwagel, 47, of New Richmond. In her statement, Schwagel stated she was walking northbound on South Knowles Avenue and while crossing the intersection at West Fifth Street, a large red truck — as described by witnesses — moved forward, pushing Schwagel hard enough that she fell.

Schwagel stated she suffered minor discomfort in her right leg and wrist. EMS evaluated Schwagel on the scene and released her soon after.

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Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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