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River Falls manager charged for negligently shooting employee after missing a bird at cookie-making factory

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He was on the hunt for pesky birds in the rafters. One landed on the floor. The plant manager allegedly got down, lay low, fired bird shot from a rifle but missed the bird. However, according to a River Falls police report and a criminal complaint, an employee was hit in the back of the head.


A felony charge for injury by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon was filed against the 29-year-old plant manager of Best Maid Cookie in the River Falls industrial park.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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