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Man stabbed in Cass County; arrest made

Loren Rice

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on 3-31-2013 at approximately 6:13 PM the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a disturbance at a residence in rural Pine River in Powers Township. Deputies arrived and located a male party, age 55, of Backus that had apparently been stabbed in the stomach. The victim was taken to a St. Cloud hospital.  Deputies arrested Loren Rice, age 49, of the Pine River area. Formal charges are pending on Rice. The investigation continues.

Update 04-01-13

The stabbing victim has been identified as Richard Thomas Knutson, age 55 of Backus.   The incident remains under investigation.