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Cass Lake man sentenced to 16 years in prison for a shooting


CASS LAKE — A 24-year-old Cass Lake man was sentenced to 16 years in prison Monday in Cass County District Court to one count of attempted pre-meditated murder in the first degree for his role in a March 4 shooting  incident.

William Earl Morris also was found in contempt of court and was ordered to serve an additional 60 days in custody for his behavior at the sentencing.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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