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Man who slit dog's throat threatened to do same to Wadena woman in 2006

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A man wanted in Otter Tail County for slitting a dog's throat has a history of violence in Wadena County, including a conviction for threatening to slit a woman's throat.

Benjamin James Stavaas, 23, of Battle Lake, faces six animal cruelty crimes in Otter Tail County for allegedly cutting his own German shepherd-pit bull mix dog's throat. Stavaas originally told authorities the dog, Star, had been hit by a car and he slit the throat to put the animal out of its misery.

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