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Records published Sept. 16, 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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Arrests

WILLMAR — A 45-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were arrested Tuesday afternoon on the 500 block of 14th Street Southeast.

As of Wednesday afternoon, both were listed as in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail awaiting drug charges related to the incident.

WILLMAR — A 29-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman were arrested Wednesday morning during a traffic stop at the intersection of Kandiyohi Avenue Southwest and 11th Street Southwest.

As of Wednesday afternoon, both people were not listed as in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail.

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Experts give conflicted testimony on Vossen's competency

WILLMAR — A competency hearing was held for Algene Vossen on Friday in a Kandiyohi County District Courtroom to determine his ability to stand trial for a 1974 Willmar homicide. Multiple evaluators gave conflicting reports on Vossen's mental state.

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Litchfield man sentenced to 23 months for June 2020 Dassel domestic assault

LITCHFIELD — A Litchfield man has been sentenced Friday in Meeker County District Court to 23 months in prison after he threatened hospital staff following a June 2020 domestic assault call in Dassel.

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Starbuck man sentenced to 17 months in prison for June motor vehicle thefts in Chippewa County

MONTEVIDEO — A Starbuck man was sentenced to 17 months in prison Monday in a Chippewa County District Court for stealing two vehicles earlier this year in Chippewa County.

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Moorhead man featured on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' sentenced in child porn case

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead man will avoid time behind bars after admitting to disseminating and possessing child sex abuse images.

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Why were four from St. Paul, Stillwater, killed and left in a Wisconsin cornfield? ‘That is the mystery,’ dad says.

MENOMONIE, Wis. — Why did four friends from the Twin Cities lose their lives to gun violence with their bodies discovered in an abandoned vehicle in a cornfield in western Wisconsin?

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Minnesota Supreme Court tosses 3rd-degree murder conviction of ex-cop Mohamed Noor

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Supreme Court has thrown out the third-degree murder conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, saying the evidence is “insufficient” to maintain it.

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Police arrest Rochester man in connection to Moorhead fatal shooting

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Rochester, Minnesota, man is in custody on a second-degree murder charge in connection to a fatal weekend shooting in Moorhead.

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4 Minneapolis ex-officers plead not guilty to federal civil rights charges in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS — Four former Minneapolis police officers pleaded not guilty Tuesday, Sept. 14, on federal charges they abused their positions of authority to detain George Floyd.

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Kaye Heins, 66, of Sartell, was injured Saturday in snowmobile crash in Brockway Township near St. Stephen. She was transported to CentraCare — St. Cloud Hospital for treatment.
BOLD Superintendent Jim Menton reports there were no injuries when an electrical fire broke out at the Olivia school on Wednesday morning, and the evacuation went well. He is hopeful that classes can be resumed on schedule Thursday.
BOLD students are being moved to Cross of Calvary Church in Olivia and buses were to begin transporting them home this morning after a water leak in the pool area set off fire alarms.
"Wait Until Dark," a Barn Theatre production, will have four more shows at 7 p.m. Feb. 9-11 and 2 p.m. Feb. 12.