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New London, Minn., man faces assault charges for allegedly threatening utility worker


WILLMAR -- Thomas Ralph Lungstrom, 52, of New London, made his first court appearance Wednesday on a second-degree assault charge for allegedly driving his vehicle at an Xcel Energy employee as the employee was cutting off his electricity.

Unconditional bail was set at $20,000. His next appearance is May 29 in Kandiyohi County District Court. Lungstrom also faces a misdemeanor charge of fifth-degree assault.

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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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