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A Better Place was the scene of a stabbing Monday night in downtown Park Rapids. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

PR man charged in stabbing outside downtown bar

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A Park Rapids man has been charged with three separate counts of assault stemming from a stabbing outside a downtown bar Monday.

Joseph Dean Vessey, 21, allegedly stabbed a man in the forehead around 11 p.m. Monday in an argument over money, a criminal complaint states. The altercation took place outside A Better Place bar, reports said.


Police were called to the St. Joseph's Area Health Services Emergency Room to find a man with a four-inch gash in his forehead.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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