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Records published June 4, 2022

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Counterfeit bill used for school fundraiser

WILLMAR — A mother brought a counterfeit $20 bill to the Law Enforcement Center on Wednesday afternoon after reporting that her son received it while selling candy bars for the schools.

Door kicked in

WILLMAR — A resident reported that a door was kicked in on the 600 block of Mary Avenue Southeast on Thursday evening.

Vehicle on fire

LAKE LILLIAN — Lake Lillian Fire Department volunteers responded to a report of an unoccupied vehicle on fire in a ditch near the intersection of 90th Avenue Southeast and 165th Street, Atwater, at 4:11 a.m. on Friday. It was towed to the Law Enforcement Center in Willmar.

Brush fire spreads

BLOMKEST — Blomkest and Willmar firefighters extinguished a fire that spread from a brush pile to a field and ditch near the intersection of 195th Avenue and 30th Street Southeast in Lake Lillian at 5:23 p.m. on Thursday.

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Latest crime and courts:
In May, Derrick Sundeen pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree assault and fourth-degree DWI. The remaining four counts against him were dismissed on Friday, when he was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail.

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