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New London, Minn., man pleads to arson for semi blaze


WILLMAR -- Paul Allen Baumann, 23, of New London, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a second-degree arson charge for setting a semi truck on fire in July at the Hillcrest Truck Stop.

As part of a plea agreement in Kandiyohi County District Court, Baumann will receive a stay of imposition on his sentence.

Under the stay, his felony conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor if he complies with the conditions of probation. He will be sentenced Dec. 24.

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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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