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Bail set at $80K for Travis Ryks accused of shaking baby


WILLMAR -- Travis Dean Ryks, 25, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Monday on a first-degree assault charge for allegedly shaking a 2-month-old baby and causing him life-threatening traumatic brain injury.

Unconditional bail was set at $80,000 in Kandiyohi County District Court. Conditional bail was allowed for $5,000 cash, provided Ryks have no contact with the child, among other conditions.

His next court appearance is March 29.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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