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Bird Island, Minn., man guilty in stabbing case


WILLMAR — A District Court jury found Michael Jon Underland, 29, of Bird Island, guilty Tuesday of second- and third-degree assault for stabbing a man in the abdomen in February 2012 at a rural Spicer residence.

The verdicts came after a one-day jury trial before District Judge Donald M. Spilseth in Kandiyohi County District Court. Underland was ordered held in the Kandiyohi County Jail until his March 11 sentencing.

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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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