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Fosston man sentenced to eight years for armed robbery

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BEMIDJI, Minn. — A Fosston, Minn., man was sentenced Monday in Beltrami County Court for felony aggravated robbery and burglary charges from an incident in March.


Riley William Burns, 18, was sentenced to 58 months — nearly five years — in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for first-degree burglary. He was sentenced consecutively to four years in prison for first-degree aggravated robbery.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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