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Man faces arson charges

A 60-year-old Mahtowa Township man was charged with arson after allegedly setting a barn on fire following a dispute.

Dennis James Jurek was charged in Sixth District Carlton County Court Tuesday, June 11, with first- and second-degree felony arson, felony first-degree damage to property with foreseeable risk of bodily harm and three gross misdemeanor charges of physically assaulting and interfering with a police officer.

According to the criminal complaint, at approximately 9:52 p.m. Sunday, June 9, Fond du Lac and assisting law enforcement responded to a report that a tenant staying at a pro...

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