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Trial set for totem pole death in International Falls

News Bemidji,Minnesota 56619
Bemidji Pioneer
Trial set for totem pole death in International Falls
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

INTERNATIONAL FALLS — A trial has been scheduled for a northern Minnesota man accused of killing his wife with a totem pole.

Fifty-year-old Carl Muggli is charged with premeditated first-degree murder and intentional second-degree murder in the November 2010 death of his wife, Linda. She died when she was struck by a totem pole the couple had been carving.

The Duluth News Tribune says a Jan. 14 trial date has been set for Muggli, who is being held in the Koochiching (KOO'-chih-ching) County Jail on $1 million bail.

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