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Request for venue change is denied in fatal crash near Willmar, Minn.


WILLMAR — A change of venue motion to move the trial of Paul Anthony Wickenhauser, 22, of Cokato out of Kandiyohi County was denied Tuesday by District Judge Donald M. Spilseth.

Wickenhauser faces a total of 15 felony criminal vehicular homicide or operation ch-arges in the fatal motor vehicle crash Aug. 17 east of Willmar that killed Marta Stoffers, 68, of Atwater, her daughter-in-law, Michelle Hoffman, 40, of Eden Prairie, and Hoffman’s 8-year-old daughter Julia.

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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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