Post Bulletin Reporter Mark Wasson

Mark Wasson

Public Safety Reporter

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn.

He graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Journalism.

Mark enjoys eating pizza with his dog and watching Parks and Rec.

Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.

Prohibition-era runners brought thousands of gallons of booze into the area, and despite law enforcements raids and arrests, there was plenty of demand for 'the devil's water.'
A seemingly happy family ended in tragedy after the father bludgeoned his wife to death, suffocated his 9-year- and 22-month-old children, lit his house on fire and then hanged himself 38 years ago.
A family of five was shot to death in their rural Sunburg home in 1970. The confessed murderer, Neil M. Pladson, was sentenced to 25 years in prison. In 1987, Pladson was released to a halfway house. A year later, he was found strangled to death in his apartment. His killer, Douglas Tank, was his roommate and he told authorities that Pladson had threatened to kill the man's family while brandishing a knife. Tank said he knocked the knife out of Pladson's hand and strangled him.
Algene Vossen, 80, is charged with second-degree murder in the 1974 killing of Mabel "Mae" Agnes Boyer Herman in Willmar. The Kandiyohi County Attorney's Office has appealed a ruling from a district court judge that found Vossen incompetent to stand trial.
Algene Vossen, 80, is charged with second-degree murder in the 1974 killing of Mabel "Mae" Agnes Boyer Herman in Willmar. A District Court judge has ruled him incompetent to stand trial and ordered screening for civil commitment.
Algene Vossen, 79, is charged with second-degree murder in the 1974 killing of Mabel "Mae" Agnes Boyer Herman in Willmar. A competency hearing was held Sept. 10, where multiple doctors gave conflicting reports after a competency evaluation declared him unable to assist in his defense.
According to a crash report, Daniel Lee Basler Jr., 36, of Webster, South Dakota, was driving a 2014 freight tractor eastbound on state Highway 40 in Louriston Township when the vehicle left the roadway near 70th Avenue Northeast, entered the south ditch and rolled.
The 1983 killing of Joseph "Scriver" Olson, 75, of Belgrade, remains an unsolved homicide. The investigation included an FBI profiler, who now has a Netflix show about him; a lawsuit was filed by a man who said he was tormented by law enforcement; and the Olson home burned down, twice.
Sioux Falls resident Algene Leeland Vossen, 79, is awaiting trial for murder after a Willmar Police Department cold case review team zeroed in on him in 2020. A Willmar, Minn., native, Vossen is charged in the January 1974 homicide of Mabel “Mae” Agnes Herman, 73, of Willmar.
Algene Vossen, 79, awaits trial on a felony murder charge related to the 1974 killing of Mae Herman. News reports and law enforcement records show an extensive history of harassment, public intoxication and assault.