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Fight allegedly led to death, charges

A Cloquet man faces manslaughter charges following a fight in his apartment.

Joel Jay Ammesmaki, 58, was charged with first-degree manslaughter Thursday in Sixth District Carlton County Court for “causing the death of another while committing assault in the fifth degree with such force and violence” that death or great harm was “reasonably foreseeable.”

Officers from the Cloquet and Fond du Lac police departments responded to a 9-1-1 call at around 2 a.m. Sept. 14 reporting an unwanted person in an apartment at the Fond du Lac Veterans Supportive Housing building.

According to the criminal com...