UPDATE: Sheriff: Windmill in western Wisconsin not stolen

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — It turns out that a missing windmill in western Wisconsin was not stolen after all.

Dunn County Sheriff Dennis Smith says his office learned Wednesday that the property owner had given permission to a family member to sell the windmill to a friend.

On Tuesday, a different family member reported the windmill had been stolen. Smith says that family member didn’t know that the windmill was being sold.

The windmill stood 35 to 40 feet tall and was located about 10 miles southwest of Menomonie.


MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in western Wisconsin are asking for the public’s help finding whoever stole a windmill in broad daylight.

Dunn County sheriff’s deputies say the theft happened Tuesday afternoon about 10 miles southwest of Menomonie.

WSAW-TV reports the windmill stood 35 to 40 feet tall.

Deputies are looking for a black Dodge Ram four-door truck pulling a flatbed trailer.