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Twins Cities man pleads in Kandiyhoi County District Court to stealing money from benefit held for dying friend


WILLMAR -- A Twin Cities man has pleaded guilty to charges connected to hosting a benefit for a dying friend and then keeping the money for himself instead of giving it to her children.

Ryan Albert Stark, 34, of Anoka pleaded guilty Thursday in Kandiyohi County District Court to a felony charge of theft - intent to exercise temporary control. A second felony theft charge was dismissed in a plea agreement.

Judge Michael Thompson set a July 30 sentencing date.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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