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The Schaffhausen house has been dismantled

It's gone. The house in River Falls where Aaron Schaffhausen killed his three young daughters has been dismantled. Some clean-up work remains, but the final remnants of the house have been taken down. Whatever could be salvaged is being given to the local Habitat-for-Humanity chapter. The lot will soon be sold, and the proceeds will be donated to a new park in River Falls that honors the memories of the young victims. Amara, Sophie, and Cecilia Schaffhausen were killed in July of 2012, as their father Aaron was getting back at his ex-wife. A few weeks ago, he was sentenced to three life prison terms. The Affinity Plus Credit Union of Saint Paul ended up with the house after it was foreclosed upon. The credit union worked with Schaffhausen's family to turn the tragedy into something good for the community.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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