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Knowles sentenced in assault of State Patrol trooper


ST. PAUL — A Cass County judge Wednesday sentenced the man convicted in the October assault of Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Darcy Gagnon to four years, eight months behind bars and six years of probation.

Elijah Lee Knowles, 26, of Akeley, Minn., also was ordered to pay $2,492 in restitution.

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