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Afton Woman Sentenced For Role In Fatal Accident

A 21-year-old Afton woman was sentenced to four years in prison, on a stayed sentence, in connection with a fatal accident in Stillwater that happened in January of 2010.


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Minn. Man Sentenced To 40 Years In Crash That Killed 3

A Bloomington man has been sentenced Thursday afternoon to over 40 years in prison for causing a crash that killed a mother and her two sons.


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Man Gets Life For Killing Sheriff’s Deputy

A 34-year-old Mahnomen, Minn. man has been sentenced to life in prison without the opportunity of parole for the shooting death of a Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Deputy.


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Man Gets 6-Year Term For Prostituting 16-Year-Old

A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to six years in prison for involving a 16-year-old girl in prostitution.


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Robbinsdale Man Sentenced In Child Porn Case

A 53-year-old Robbinsdale man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in Minneapolis Federal Court on Friday in connection with a case where he possessed more than 2,500 images of child pornography.


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Willmar Man Sentenced For Day Care Assaults

A Willmar man who acknowledged molesting young girls at his wife’s home day care is scheduled to serve three years in prison on two second-degree criminal charges.


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Swanson Sentenced For 1st Murder; Pleads Guilty To 2nd

A Twin Cities teenager who’s admitted to killing two women in Iowa has been sentenced to life in prison and pleaded guilty to a second murder.


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Fahey Gets Life In Prison For Abducting, Assaulting Girl

A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for abducting and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl delivering newspapers in Fairfax last May.


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Minneapolis Man Gets 4 Years For 2010 Murder

Alonzo Demitrius McCoy will spend four years in prison in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Alisha Neeley.


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MN Man Convicted Of Murder Set To Be Sentenced

The Des Moines Register reports that 18-year-old Michael Swanson will receive Iowa’s mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole Thursday in Webster County.


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Nurse Sentenced For Stealing Pain Reliever From Hospital

A 31-year-old registered nurse was sentenced Wednesday for pretending to be a nurse from a Coon Rapids hospital in order to steal a pain killer.


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Man Gets 17 Years For Locking Girlfriend In Dog Kennel

A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison after a jury ruled he showed no remorse for assaulting his girlfriend and locking her in a dog kennel.


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Woman Sentenced To 6 Years For Providing Lethal Drug

A 57-year-old woman has been sentenced to six years in prison for selling prescription painkillers to a Fort Ripley man, who later died.


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St. Cloud Man Sentenced For Bank Robbery

Salamo Nam Rakotojoelinandrasana will spend 57 months in prison on one count of bank robbery. He was indicted on May 19, 2010 and pleaded guilty last November.


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Man Gets Probation In Robbery, Assault Of Woman

An 18-year-old man who pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated robbery in February was sentenced to 10 years probation on Wednesday in Ramsey County District Court.


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Man Convicted Of Aiding Suicides Faces Sentencing

A former Minnesota nurse convicted of aiding suicides by trolling Internet chat rooms and encouraging depressed people to kill themselves could see little or no time behind bars when he is sentenced Wednesday.


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Man Gets Prison For Sex Texts With Minn. Teen

A 50-year-old Crofton man has been given 12 years in federal prison for receiving and transporting child pornography.


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2 Men Sentenced For 2009 Killing Near Duluth YMCA

Two men have been sentenced to prison for the killing of a man in behind the YMCA in Duluth in 2009.


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Man Who Killed Stepdad With Hammer Sentenced

A man who was convicted of beating his stepfather to death with a hammer has been sentenced to 32 years and 7 months in prison.


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Christi Rowan-Hecker Gets Maximum Prison Sentence

Christi Rowan, the wife of beleaguered auto mogul Denny Hecker, has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for stealing money that belonged to Hecker’s creditors.


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Hecker’s Girlfriend Asks For No Prison Time

Christi Rowan filed court papers on Friday asking to be sentenced to the lowest possible sentence under the sentencing guidelines.


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Minn. Man Gets 6 Months For Raid On Ferret Farm

A Minnesota graduate student was sentenced to six months in prison Monday for working with other animal rights activists to carry out a 2006 raid on a farm where dozens of breeding ferrets were let loose.


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Denny Hecker Sentenced 10 Years For Fraud

A federal judge has sentenced former Minnesota auto magnate Denny Hecker to a maximum 10 years in prison on fraud charges.


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Hecker To Find Out Sentencing Fate On Friday

On Friday morning, former auto dealer Denny Hecker finds out how much time he’ll serve in prison.


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Ponemah Drunk Driver Gets 2 Years For Manslaughter

A 62-year-old Ponemah man will serve two years in prison for a drunken driving accident in 2009 that killed his passenger.