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Woman Accused Of Harassing Neighbors Starts Trial

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 49-year-old woman accused of taunting and yelling obscenities at a neighboring family will begin her trial Monday.

Neighbors Kim and Greg Hoffman, of White Bear Lake, say Lori Christensen’s constant and cruel harassment is a daily strain on their family.

Christensen was charged with three felony counts of aggravated stalking and violating a harassment order. She is not allowed in her house, except with a police escort.

The Hoffman family shared a video they shot, which shows the bizarre signs Christensen hung on her garage over the last two years. The signs say things like “Rat Queen, Break a Leg” and “Ha-ha-ha.”

Christensen is also accused of affecting personality changes in the Hoffman’s young children, ages 9, 10 and 15, because of her behavior.

“It’s been a nightmare,” Kim Hoffman said in a previous story.

Christensen’s jury trial began at 9 a.m. Monday.

Court records show that Christensen was convicted of driving while intoxicated in 1989. The list of harassing behavior goes from Christensen videotaping the children to posting large signs in the front yard that read “LOSER” and “FREAKS.”

Christensen was also convicted late last year for harassing the Hoffmans. For that felony, she was sentenced to 90 days in jail, a period of time that stretched over the Christmas holiday.

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