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MADISON — The pre-trial hearing for Dale Matteson, 50, of Norfolk was continued on Friday.

Matteson is charged with attempted incest and child abuse by death. Matteson initially pleaded not guilty to the charges.

County Attorney Joseph Smith made no objection to the request for a continuance, which was granted by Judge Mark Johnson.

The hearing was continued to 9 a.m. on March 6 in Madison County District Court, and the jury trial was scheduled for April 7.

In other news

Norfolk received some much needed moisture early Friday morning. Around 5 a.m. a thunderstorm was reported that brought a north gust up to 23 miles per hour and dumped around .78 of rain in an hour, according to the National Weather Service. 

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