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Dassel man arrested after attacking utility workers at cell tower

The 67-year-old Dassel man said he was upset the workers were there and decided to confront them with a Bobcat. He was arrested for second-degree assault, disorderly conduct and driving while impaired. He is currently held in the Meeker County Jail.

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DASSEL TOWNSHIP — A 67-year-old Dassel man was arrested after attacking utility workers with a Bobcat at a cell tower site Tuesday morning, according to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office received a report that the man was trying to overturn the workers' equipment and threatened to overturn their work trucks.

Deputies arrived to find the man returning to his house. Under questioning, deputies learned the man was upset the workers were out there so he confronted them.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies determined the man was under the influence of alcohol.

He was arrested for second-degree assault, disorderly conduct and driving while impaired. He is currently held in the Meeker County Jail.

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The Wright County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the incident.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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