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Man faces charges for incident with gun and sheriff's deputies


WILLMAR -- Kenneth Alvin Christensen, 56, of Paynesville, made his first court appearance Thursday on three felony charges for allegedly pointing a gun at a sheriff's deputy Monday evening.

Christensen faces charges of use of deadly force against a peace officer, second-degree assault and terroristic threats. Unconditional bail was set at $75,000. His next appearance is Aug. 16 in Kandiyohi County District Court.

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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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