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Local news briefs- Nov. 24


Next omnibus hearing set for Erickson

Another omnibus hearing was set for Thomas Richard Erickson, accused of sexually abusing young boys over the past several decades at his Nisswa home, during a court hearing Wednesday.

Erickson’s next court appearance will be 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in Crow Wing County District Court. Erickson was charged Aug. 26 with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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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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