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Watkins man receives prison term for assault on girlfriend in Willmar

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WILLMAR -- Edward A. Ruchti was sentenced to 21 months in prison Tuesday for assaulting his girlfriend and trying to strangle her during an argument this past February.

Judge Kathryn N. Smith ordered him to serve at least 14 of those months in prison. The remainder can be served on supervised release, as long as Ruchti commits no other offenses either in or out of prison.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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