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Judge denies change of venue for Wickenhauser, takes case under advisement


WILLMAR — District Judge Donald M. Spilseth has denied a change of venue motion in the criminal vehicular homicide case against Paul Anthony Wickenhauser, 22, of Cokato.

Wickenhauser faces a total of 15 felony charges, plus a misdemeanor count, for the motor vehicle crash Aug. 17 east of Willmar that killed Marta Stoffers, 68, of Atwater, her daughter-in-law, Michelle Hoffman, 40, of Eden Prairie, and Hoffman’s 8-year-old daughter, Julia.

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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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