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March 5, 2014
N.D. high school principal held in school arson case
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Trinity High School Principal Thomas Sander will be held on $500,000 cash at the Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center, Judge Dann Greenwood ruled Wednesday. Sander, 30, is charged with arson and endangerment by fire after he allegedly set fire to...
March 5, 2014 - 2:18pm
November 19, 2013
Downtown flag burner gets jail, fine, probation
WILLMAR — Jeffrey James Ackerman, 40, of Willmar, was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail, $2,000 in fines and a year of probation on two fifth-degree arson charges for burning two U.S. flags belonging to downtown Willmar businesses this summer. As part of his sentence handed...
November 19, 2013 - 8:49pm
October 18, 2013
Lake Lillian liquor store fire ruled arson, sheriff seeking information
LAKE LILLIAN — The Sept. 23 fire that extensively damaged the K&M Liquor building in downtown Lake Lillian has been ruled an arson fire by the State Fire Marshal and the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s office. The agencies are asking anyone with information about the fire to...
October 18, 2013 - 1:53pm
July 30, 2013
New law means new penalties for arsonists in Minn.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Costly-to-fight wildfires that are intentionally set in Minnesota will soon carry tougher penalties under a new law. The enhanced arson law was passed in May and goes live on Thursday. It builds off an existing wildfire arson law. Now, a fire that does...
July 30, 2013 - 7:00am
Willmar Police have charged flag burner, release name
WILLMAR — Two fifth-degree arson charges were filed Friday against Jeffrey James Ackerman, 40, of Willmar, for burning two U.S. flags belonging to downtown Willmar businesses. According to Police Chief David Wyffels, Ackerman used a cigarette lighter to start the flags on fire....
June 30, 2013 - 5:09pm
June 4, 2013
Willmar Police post photos of four flag-burning suspects, ask for help identifying
WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department has posted photos of the four suspects in the two flag-burning incidents and is asking for the community’s...
June 4, 2013 - 9:11am
April 30, 2013
Suspected arson fire closes western Wisconsin school
ROBERTS, Wis. — Fire crews responded to a suspected arson fire at an elementary school in western Wisconsin about 3:44 a.m. today. An official at St. Croix Central Elementary School in Roberts indicated the fire had likely been deliberately set. The school office area and...
April 30, 2013 - 10:46am
April 17, 2013
Suspicious Olivia, Minn., fire decimates home, kills therapy dog
OLIVIA — A fire being investigated as arson has left two Olivia residents without a home and their possessions and took the life of the owner’s...
April 17, 2013 - 10:44pm
January 29, 2013
19-year-old Willmar, Minn., man sentenced to more than 6 years in prison
WILLMAR — Andrew Charles Wyman, 19, of Willmar, is going to prison for 75 months on the first-degree arson charge originally filed against...
January 29, 2013 - 11:11pm
December 25, 2012
New London man gets jail, probation for truck arson, ordered to pay $28K in restitution
WILLMAR — Paul Allen Baumann, 23, of New London, was sentenced Monday to 120 days in the county jail, 10 years of probation and a $50 fine on a second-degree arson charge for setting a semi-truck on fire in July at Hillcrest Truck Stop near New London. Baumann was also or-dered...
December 25, 2012 - 11:02pm
October 24, 2012
Sioux Falls, S.D., man pleads to lesser charge for burning down home in Clarkfield, Minn..
GRANITE FALLS -- Aaron Dean Ohlson, 35, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and formerly of Clarkfield, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of third-degree arson for setting his own home on fire. The charge was reduced from first-degree level as part of a plea agreement in Yellow Medicine...
October 24, 2012 - 12:00am
September 10, 2012
Reward offered, arson cause of fire that destroyed contents of Renville County Food Shelf in Olivia, Minn.
OLIVIA -- The public's help is being sought in apprehending the person or persons responsible for a fire that destroyed the contents of the Renville County Food Shelf and caused extensive smoke and heat damage to the Hair Connection, Red Cross office and an apartment unit in a downtown...
September 10, 2012 - 2:18pm
July 11, 2012
Clarkfield, Minn., man arrested on arson charges, deliberately set fire to rural residence
GRANITE FALLS -- A 35-year-old Clarkfield man is being held in the Yellow Medicine County jail pending his first court appearance on first-degree arson charges for allegedly setting fire to a rural Clarkfield home Monday evening. According to a news release from Yellow Medicine County...
July 11, 2012 - 10:44am
June 18, 2012
Fire-ravaged site in Atwater, Minn.'s business district primed for development
ATWATER -- The nightmarish rubble and gaping hole from a devastating fire that struck Atwater's business district in February of 2011 has been...
June 18, 2012 - 12:00am
May 7, 2012
Renville County seeks tips about suspicious fire
The circumstances surrounding the fire are suspicious and the fire is being investigated as arson, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 320-523-1161 or the Minnesota State Fire Marshall Arson hotline...
May 7, 2012 - 12:00am