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Somerset man arrested for openly carrying loaded weapons near schools

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A Somerset man was arrested Tuesday, July 23, for carrying loaded weapons near schools and not cooperating with police.

Mark J. Hoffman, 23, of rural Somerset was found walking and carrying two weapons near Somerset Middle School at approximately 12:11 p.m.


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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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