PROCTOR, MINN. (WCCO) — A man has been charged with murder after a fist fight at a bar in Proctor, Minn.

Paul Welle, 32, was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter for the death of 60-year-old Dale Anderson.

Anderson, from Blaine, Minn., died last Nov. 9, three days after being found lying on the ground outside the bar.

According to The Duluth News Tribune, a witness said Welle was pressuring a woman to leave the bar with him, and Anderson told him to leave the woman alone. The criminal complaint says that Anderson even offered to pose as the woman’s father to deter Welle.

Police said Welle told investigators that Anderson hit him twice and he responded by hitting him back in the face.

The criminal complaint says Welle fled the scene after Anderson collapsed.

The St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office determined Anderson died as a result of an extensive subdural hemorrhage in the brain, due to a skull fracture at the base of his skull.

Welle remains in jail. Bail is set at $400,000.

Comments (7)
  1. rottdogge says:

    Gosh, Mr. Tough Guy, I look forward to you rotting in prison.

  2. Mary Gilbertson says:

    He took away a kind,loving person. A man who would give the shirt off his back if you needed one. So very sad, the world is less wonderful without Dale From MG in Aitkin

  3. for real says:

    What kind of person hits a 60 year old man? The same kind of guy who beats his wife! How disgusting and all to common.

  4. kimberly says:

    Hey everyone there is a benefit in his honor and to help his family and to save the widows home
    Dale Anderson Memorial Benefit

    Friday February 3rd, 2012
    7:00 PM – Midnight at GB Leighton’s Pickle Park
    7820 University Ave. NE, Fridley, MN 55432

    GB Leighton Band will be playing ’til close!

    Get your raffle tickets for a chance to win $250.00!
    Silent Auction includes autographed GB Leighton Guitar

    $8 cover charge starting at 7p that goes to GB Leighton’s Pickle Park for graciously allowing us to use their facility and covering the cost of the band. This is separate from the benefit.

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