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Teen faces felony charges for knife incident at Target in Willmar


WILLMAR — A Willmar teenager faces two felony charges after allegedly threatening a store employee Thursday evening at the Willmar Target store.

Omar Yanez Jr., 17, of Willmar, made his first appearance Friday in Kandiyohi County District Court on two felony charges of second-degree assault and terroristic threats. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

He was released to the custody of a parent Friday. His next appearance is Feb. 11.

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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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