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Man charged in shooting death


November 22, 2019

A Cloquet man faces murder charges after he allegedly shot and killed his friend after a night of drinking last weekend.

Thomas Allen Micklewright, 43, was arrested Nov. 9 and charged in St. Louis County Sixth District Court Thursday, Nov. 14 with second-degree felony murder, without intent. Judge Dale Harris denied Micklewright’s application for a public defender.

Micklewright posted a non-cash bond for $125,000 the next day, Friday, Nov. 15, so he is no longer in custody.

According to the criminal complaint, officers from the Fond du Lac Police Department and St. Louis County Sheriff’...

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