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Grand Rapids man sentenced for drug sales

A Grand Rapids man was sentenced to over 8 years in prison after a plea agreement in Itasca County for drug sales. According to a release, 55-year-old Bobby Joe Highland entered his guilty plea yesterday and was sentenced immediately after. The complaint says the Grand Rapids Police Department initiated four separate controlled buys of methamphetamine…


Chisholm Man Faces Life In Prison

By: News Intern Katherine Jones MESABI TRAIL- A Chisholm man is facing a life prison sentence in the January shooting death of an Aurora man on the Mesabi Trail in northeast Minnesota.   Prosecutors say 18-year-old Deshon Bonnell pleaded guilty to first-degree murder while committing aggravated robbery in the killing of 33-year-old Joshua Lavalley.   Bonnell admitted…


Dalton Man Receives Prison Sentencing

By: News Intern Katherine Jones FERGUS FALLS- A Dalton man has been given two-and-half years in prison for trying to kill another man over a drug debt.  The incident happened in downtown Fergus Falls about two years ago. Thirty-seven-year-old Derek Koch pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.   Koch was accused of hiring another person to…


Bagley Woman Receives Prison Sentence

By: News Intern Katherine Jones  RED LAKE FALLS-A Bagley woman will spend 18 years in prison for murdering a 2-month-old girl last summer. Sarah Leah Kortan, was sentenced Monday, for the death of her infant cousin. She was caring for Josephine Taylor Kortan while the baby’s mother was in prison. On June 20, 2018, Kortan…

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