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Man pleads not guilty to assaulting Willmar officers, jury trial set for March


WILLMAR — Cody Lee Friese, 23, of Willmar, pleaded not guilty Friday to four felony charges of assault and obstructing the legal process, plus a gross misdemeanor assault count, for allegedly assaulting three Willmar Police Department officers in December.

In the hearing before District Judge Donald Spilseth, a trial management conference for Friese was set for March 24 with a jury trial scheduled for March 26. Friese remains in the Kandiyohi County Jail on $25,000 bail.

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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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