Bail for Algene Vossen was set at $1 million Friday in Kandiyohi County District Court. The 79-year-old Sioux Falls resident has been charged with 2nd degree murder for the 1974 stabbing death of Mabel “Mae” Herman of Willmar.

Vossen was arrested July 23 after a cold case investigation matched blood found at the murder scene with his DNA. Vossen fought extradition back to Minnesota, but after a warrant from Minnesota Governor Tim Walz was served, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem ordered him returned to Willmar.

He deferred entering a plea and asked for an uncontested omnibus hearing, which was set for November 24th.


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