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Cass Lake man appears in court for attempted murder

CASS LAKE — A 24-year-old Cass Lake man charged with felony first-degree attempted murder appeared Monday in Cass County District Court before Judge John P. Smith.

John Ernest Lutgen, who also was charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault, is accused of entering a home through a pet access door on Dec. 23 and attempting to kill an adult male who was sleeping at the time.

The judge took the Lutgen case under advisement, but no future court hearings were set.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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