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Willmar, Minn., man pleads guilty to swindling rural church of $60K


WILLMAR -- Paul Alton Hanson, 50, of Willmar has pleaded guilty to three felony charges of theft by swindle for stealing more than $60,000 from Tripolis Lutheran Church of rural Kandiyohi.

Hanson entered the guilty pleas Wednesday morning in Kandiyohi County District Court. District Judge Donald Spilseth ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set Hanson's sentencing for Sept. 24.

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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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