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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

This is the records summary for Feb. 25.

No charges in Gislason shooting incident

WILLMAR -- The investigation into a Tuesday afternoon shooting incident that injured retired Willmar businessman Walt Gislason is complete.

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The case has been reviewed and no criminal charges will be filed, according to Willmar Police Chief David Wyffels.

Gislason, 75, of Willmar, was shot in the left index finger while he was handling a .380-caliber handgun owned by Bruce Gomm, 43, of New London, around 1 p.m. Tuesday. The men were in a vehicle in the Persepolis restaurant parking lot at the time of the incident. Gomm drove Gislason to the emergency room at Rice Memorial Hospital, where police were called.

Gomm is the general manager of Willmar Municipal Utilities.

Gislason is now retired after many years as a businessman. In 2009 he sold his landmark business on First Street, Walt's. It still operates as a gas station, convenience store, car wash and oil change business.

Burglary

WILLMAR -- The burglary of a home was reported around 7 a.m. Thursday along the 200 block of Seventh Street Northwest. Missing items included a wallet and identification documents.

Property damage

WILLMAR -- Damage to a storage unit was reported around 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Westside Storage, 4949 Highway 12 N.W.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Tracy Elizabeth Riederer, 20, of Willmar, made her first appearance Feb. 18 on a felony charge of fifth-degree drug sale for allegedly selling marijuana to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant.

She was released on her personal recognizance. Her next appearance is Monday.

According to the complaint, the informant allegedly purchased a ½ ounce of marijuana from Riederer for $80 on Nov. 4. She was arrested after a search warrant was served on her home, on the southeast side of town, on Feb. 17. The search revealed marijuana and paraphernalia.

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