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Controversial pastor appears in Big Stone District Court on kidnapping and assault charges

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WHEATON - A Wheaton pastor whose ministry has been at the center of controversy appeared in court Wednesday on kidnapping and assault charges.


Danny Barnes, 52, pleaded not guilty to the charges in Big Stone County District Court in Ortonville, Minn.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.