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Felony charges dismissed against three members of Appleton, Minn., family charged with animal cruelty

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BENSON -- Felony charges of animal cruelty against three members of an Appleton family have been dismissed for lack of probable cause. The misdemeanor cases will go forward.


The omnibus order was issued Monday by District Judge David L. Mennis in the Swift County District Court cases of Leroy Telford Dokken, 64, Joann Marie Dokken, 60, and Michael Leroy Dokken, 36.

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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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