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Published February 02, 2011, 03:49 PM

Hearing For MN Teen in Iowa Killings Delayed

A hearing on a request by a Minnesota teenager charged with killing two store clerks in Iowa to transfer the case to juvenile court has been delayed by this week's blizzard in Iowa.

By: Associated Press,

DAKOTA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A hearing on a request by a Minnesota teenager charged with killing two store clerks in Iowa to transfer the case to juvenile court has been delayed by this week's blizzard in Iowa.

Michael Swanson, of St. Louis Park, Minn., is charged as an adult with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in Kossuth and Humboldt counties. He's accused of killing a clerk in Algona on Nov. 15, then driving to Humboldt where he's accused of killing another clerk.

The Messenger newspaper in Fort Dodge says a hearing in Humboldt County, which had been set for Tuesday, was delayed until Thursday, because of the storm.

A judge last week closed the hearing, but his ruling will be made public.

A hearing in Kossuth County has not been set.

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