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Probation for trooper in drunken driving and texting case


WILLMAR -- The off-duty Minnesota State Patrol trooper who drove while impaired, texted and caused an April 6 injury crash along U.S. Highway 12 was sentenced Thursday in Meeker County District Court.

Scott Charles Urdahl, 40, of Darwin, was sentenced to 60 days in the Meeker County Jail, three years of probation and a $750 fine on a felony ch-arge of criminal vehicular operation.

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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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