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Man escapes assault charges, but terroristic threats stick

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WILLMAR -- A Kandiyohi County jury on Thursday found Michael Eugene Whitson, 65, of Atwater, guilty of terroristic threats for threatening his housemates during an Aug. 20 incident.


The jury also found Whitson not guilty of second-degree assault. He will be sentenced Jan. 31. The verdicts came after a two-day jury trial before District Court Judge Michael J. Thompson.

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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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