PRESTON, Minn. (FOX 47) -- A Fillmore County man charged with animal neglect pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday.
80-year-old Wilbur Schmoll is accused of neglecting more than 50 horses, ponies and mules last year.
Investigators seized the animals from his farm near LeRoy.
Tuesday, the judge ordered a settlement conference so they can talk over the case and get a resolution from there.
If a resolution cannot be reached, the case will be sent to trial.
Schmoll is due back in court next month.
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