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Horses seized from Wrenshall farm

Carlton County authorities impounded a dozen horses from the property of a Wrenshall farmer last week.

The county's civil case against the man, Henry DeVriendt, 63, reached online District Court on Monday. DeVriendt appeared to want to relinquish his claims to the horses, but an erratic performance over the telephone caused Judge Rebekka Stumme to schedule a further hearing for November.

The DeVriendt pasture at 1196 Gault Road has been investigated multiple times by the Carlton County Sheriff's Office in recent years, following up neighbors' complaints that animals were malnourished and escap...