KingPins owner who burned down bowling alley sentenced

A Nicollet County judge sentenced 48-year-old Dwight Lee Selders to six months in jail.
Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 6:50 PM CDT
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ST. PETER, Minn. (KEYC) - 15 months after KingPins bowling alley in St. Peter burned to the ground, the owner charged with arson is sentenced.

On Tuesday, a Nicollet County judge sentenced 48-year-old Dwight Lee Selders to six months in jail.

When authorities arrived on the scene back in February 2020, the bowling alley was engulfed in flames.

A warrant filed in Nicollet County describes Selders admitting he accidentally ignited a rag while trying to fix a pin-setter.

An investigation found several flammable chemicals and fluids near the pin-setters.

As a part of his sentence, Selders will also pay nearly $77,000 in restitution, most of which will go to the city of St. Peter, which removed debris from the property.

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