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Van Briesen case set for trial

WORTHINGTON — During a Tuesday scheduling conference in Nobles County District Court, Cory Van Briesen, 45, entered not guilty pleas to two misdemeanor domestic assault charges filed in late March.

As a result, a 9 a.m. Aug. 29 jury trial has been scheduled. A 9:30 a.m. pre-trial conference is scheduled for Aug. 13.

Van Briesen has been accused of shoving a female family member on two occasions earlier this year, one of which was reportedly audio-recorded.

Van Briesen is the assistant principal at Prairie Elementary in Worthington.