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Kandiyohi County

- Ronald Floyd Evenson, 55, of Benson, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of driving while impaired.

A second felony charge will be dismissed in a plea agreement.

The sentence recommended in Evenson's plea agreement includes a stay of execution of sentence and a cap of 90 days on jail time. Remaining conditions of his sentence will be up to the sentencing judge.

According to the court file, Evenson has three prior convictions for driving while impaired, in February 2007 in Kandiyohi County, in September 2007 in Hennepin County and August 2003 in Douglas County.

According to the complaint, a Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputy was on patrol around 12:30 a.m. Sunday in Spicer and observed a vehicle weaving and crossing the center and fog lines on the road. The deputy stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Evenson. He exhibited signs of alcohol consumption and failed field sobriety tests. He was taken to the Law Enforcement Center, where a breath test showed in blood-alcohol content at 0.13.

- Rick Thomas Goblirsch, 26, of Pennock, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. A felony charge of terroristic threats and a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault will be dismissed in a plea agreement.

Goblirsch was accused in August of threatening a woman's life while holding a knife.

According to the complaint, sheriff's deputies were called to a home in Pennock where a woman reported that she and Goblirsch had argued. She said he had thrown a pop bottle at her, pushed her down some stairs, shredded her clothing and hit her with a closet door. He'd left the home and she locked the door, but he reentered the house, got a kitchen knife and then threatened her with it.

At the time of the incident, Goblirsch was interviewed, denied the assault and said the woman assaulted him.

A plea agreement recommends a stay of imposition of sentence and a cap of 60 days jail time. It also asks that he be ordered to undergo a domestic abuse/anger management evaluation. The agreement recommends that Goblirsch be sentenced for less than the mandatory one-year sentence that accompanies the dangerous weapons charge.