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Closner admits intent to kill


A Zumbrota man pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree attempted murder Monday morning after hitting his estranged wife's co-worker in the head with a hammer in January.

Jonathan Lee Closner, 26, agreed to a plea deal that will eventually dismiss two first-degree attempted murder charges, among others.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.