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2 Charged With Arson Spree Plead Guilty

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Christian Amadeus Eichert (left) and Brandon Allan Lind (right)  (credit: Pine County Sheriff's Office)

Christian Amadeus Eichert (left) and Brandon Allan Lind (right) (credit: Pine County Sheriff’s Office)

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two men charged with a rash of burglaries and arsons that destroyed cabins and businesses in over three Minnesota counties back in 2008 entered guilty pleas on Tuesday.

In September 2010, Brandon Lind and Christian Eichert were charged with setting 10 vacant cabins and a sportsman club on fire near Big Pine Lake near Finlayson, Minn.

On Tuesday, Lind pleaded guilty to five counts of felony arson and two counts of felony burglary. Eichert also pleaded guilty to five counts of felony arson and three counts of felony burglary.

Judge James Reuter ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set their sentencing for June 7, 2011.

The fires caused much more than $1 million in damage.

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