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Bail set for driver in crash that killed three near Willmar

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WILLMAR, Minn. — Unconditional bail was set at $300,000 for the 21-year-old Cokato man facing four felony charges of criminal vehicular homicide and injury for the fiery crash that killed three people Friday east of Willmar.

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District Judge Randall J. Slieter on Tuesday set bail for Paul Anthony Wickenhauser in Kandiyohi County District Court. Conditional bail was set at $50,000 with release conditions including that Wickenhauser submit to electronic alcohol monitoring and not enter bars or liquor stores.

Wickenhauser’s next court appearance is Nov. 19. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of open bottle.

He faces three counts of criminal vehicular homicide for the deaths of Marta Stoffers, 68, of Atwater, her daughter-in-law, Michelle Hoffman, 40, of Eden Prairie, and Hoffman’s 8-year-old daughter.

Wickenhauser also faces a felony for criminal vehicular injury for the injuries suffered by a second child in the crash.

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