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Clarkfield, Minn., man charged for setting fire at his own home


GRANITE FALLS -- Aaron Dean Ohlson, 35, of Clarkfield, made his first court appearance Wednesday on a first-degree arson charge for allegedly setting his own home on fire.

Unconditional bail was set at $150,000. His next appearance in Yellow Medicine County District Court is Aug. 27.

According to the complaint, the Clarkfield Fire Department and Ambulance were called around 11:20 p.m. Monday to a house fire along 240th Avenue in rural Clarkfield.

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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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