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Man faces 8 counts related to child pornography

A 50-year-old Cloquet man faces eight felony counts of child pornography after being turned into police by a person residing in the same home.

Richard Craig Carlson appeared in Sixth District Court remotely from jail on Wednesday, making a first appearance before Judge Amy Lukasavitz.

Carlson’s attorney, Veronica Surges, asked for a speedy, uncontested omnibus hearing to be scheduled.

Lukasavitz said the time before the next hearing at 10:45 a.m. May 22 would give Carlson an “opportunity to work with Ms. Surges … [to] come back and see where we can go with this.”

According to a notice filed in...

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