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Thief River Falls man faces felony charges in extortion and tax cases

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THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. - A Thief River Falls man faces felony charges of allegedly trying to use a crude threat to extort $500,000 from a former neighbor as well as an investigation of his handling of his parents’ money.


Gerald Sunsdahl, 52, was charged June 7 with threatening to kill a Pennington County man and his relatives — using a handwritten letter stuck in a mailbox — unless he delivered $500,000 in cash in three roadside installments.

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