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New Richmond business evacuated Sunday after bomb threat

Emergency personnel responded to a bomb threat at Family Dollar on Sunday. Photo by Dan Hansen

NEW RICHMOND - A New Richmond business was evacuated Sunday afternoon after a bomb threat was called in to the store.

The Family Dollar Store in New Richmond received the threatening call around 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16. New Richmond police, fire department, ambulance service and the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to the scene.

According to Police Chief Mark Samelstad, the store was evacuated and officials with the business conducted a search of the store. They found nothing.

Samelstad said there are no suspects at the present time but the investigation into the incident continues.