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Suspect in shooting caught

A Cloquet man who was suspected of shooting a man in the leg was arrested last week.

Nicholas Joseph Ammesmaki, 26, was taken into custody July 1 on an unrelated charge and is being held at the Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston, Minnesota, according to a press release from the Cloquet Police Department.

An arrest warrant for Ammesmaki was issued in Carlton County for possible charges of first-degree assault and possession of a firearm, stemming from two incidents in May.

That’s when CPD officers responded to Scotty Drive in Cloquet for a report of several shots fired at the re...