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Algene Vossen extradited to Willmar, now booked in the Kandiyohi County Jail

Algene Vossen, 79, who was extradited to Willmar Thursday, is scheduled for his first appearance in Kandiyohi County District Court Friday afternoon.

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Algene Vossen

WILLMAR — The alleged killer of Mabel Agnes Boyer Herman, who was stabbed to death in 1974 in Willmar, is now behind bars in the Kandiyohi County Jail.

Algene Vossen, 79, arrived at the jail Thursday afternoon, according to the jail roster. His first court appearance in Kandiyohi County is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday.

Vossen was arrested in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, on July 23, after a cold case investigation by the Willmar Police Department connected Vossen to the homicide with DNA evidence. He had been questioned about the death in 1974, but it wasn't until 2020 that he was arrested.

Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email slindrud@wctrib.com or direct 320-214-4373.


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