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Records published May 20, 2021

The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.

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Arrest

WILLMAR — A 31-year-old man was arrested Tuesday afternoon following a traffic stop on the corner of Highway 71 and 37th Avenue Northeast.

The stop was made initially because the vehicle was displaying incorrect plates. The man was arrested on drug charges and as of Wednesday afternoon was in the Kandiyohi County Jail awaiting formal charges, including felony fifth-degree drug possession.

Man found guilty in 1984 slaying of Minnesota naval recruit in Florida

Thomas Garner, 61, of Jacksonville, was convicted May 6 by a 12-member jury and sentenced to life in prison for strangling U.S. Navy recruit Pamela Cahanes, 25, and dumping her body in an overgrown Seminole County lot.

Read more about the story here.

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Man cuts his own throat, dies after verdict at Fargo federal courthouse

FARGO — A man accused of nearly running over seven children with his SUV took his own life in a Fargo federal courtroom Monday afternoon, May 17, after a jury found him guilty of at least one charge connected to the crime.

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