By Maria Grzywa —

Matthew S. Hanf, a 22-year-old from Lakeville, Minn., was found by Menomonie Police on Jan. 28 at 3:41 a.m. Police found Hanf unconscious and partially in the road on 11th Avenue East. Hanf attends the University of Wisconsin-Stout and police suspect he was in the downtown bar area prior to being found.

Menomonie Fire and Rescue transported Hanf to the hospital due to his injuries, which are not being released at this time. He is currently being treated and will most likely make a full recovery.

Investigator Kelly Pollock of the Menomonie Police is investigating the situation. At this point in the investigation it is not known how or why Hanf was injured or if Hanf knew his attacker.

Tips to prevent similar situations that Menomonie Police would like to notify students of include:

  • When walking throughout the campus or community, be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not hesitate to call 911 if you feel unsafe or threatened.
  • If you are a witness to an argument or fight in progress, call 911 to have police respond immediately.

If anyone has information directly related to this incident or is aware of Hanf’s whereabouts in the hours prior to being found, call Pollock, 715-231-8511, or report anonymously to the Dunn County Crime Stoppers by any of the following means: online at “submit a web tip”; call 1-855-TIP-DUNN (847-3866); or text TIPDUNN plus your message to 274637.

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