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Montevideo, Minn., man charged with rustling herd of cattle


WILLMAR -- A 40-year-old rural Montevideo man has been charged with felony theft for taking a herd of Holstein steers from a rural Madison feedlot and selling them as his own cattle at livestock markets in Benson and Pipestone.

Richard Kenneth Nelson was arrested Tuesday after officers from the Lac qui Parle and Chippewa co-unty sheriff's offices and the State Patrol executed a search warrant on a residence along the 6,000 block of 10th Street Northwest.

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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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