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Prison delayed for former Babbit fire chief convicted of arson


DULUTH - The former Babbit fire chief, who was found guilty of arson, has been granted a 45-day extension before having to report to prison from the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Monday.

Ryan Scharber, 30, will report to a facility designated by the Bureau of Prisons on July 14. He’d originally been scheduled to report Monday to an Ohio prison. He requested a prison closer to home and U.S. District Judge John Tunheim granted it.

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