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Two RF homes vandalized with racial slurs

The River Falls Police Department is looking for information about two homes that were recently vandalized with racial slurs.

The doors of two homes were reportedly written on in permanent marker. The writing said "Go Back to Africa" and also included several racial slurs and profanity.

The homes were located in the 400 block of Kennedy Street and the 400 block of Griffey Street.

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The vandalism happened between 9 p.m. Thursday, June 21, and 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 22.

Police Chief Gordon Young said the police department is actively investigating, and canvassing the area for witnesses or video cameras.

He said the handwriting on both doors seemed to be similar. He said both houses and a vehicle were also egged.

Young said there have been two similar incidents reported in River Falls in the past 10 years. The last reported, he said, was March 30, 2015, the other was July 8, 2009.

Young asked that anyone with information related to this case contact the police department at 715-425-0909.

See more in next week's edition of the River Falls Journal.

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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