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Patrick Charles Bonga, 40, of Detroit Lakes, was found guilty by a jury on four of five felony charges at the Becker County Courthouse on Friday stemming from a June 7 incident at his home in Detroit Lakes. Bonga could serve more than 13 years in prison based on Minnesota sentencing guidelines. Sentencing will take place at the Becker County Courthouse on Jan. 18.
They're scheduled to begin Monday at 9 a.m. in Cook, Itasca and St. Louis counties, on Tuesday in Koochiching County, and on Wednesday morning in Lake County.
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Without comment but on a unanimous vote, Prinsburg City Council members in a special meeting Friday, Dec. 2, denied a proposed ordinance that would have allowed residents to bring civil lawsuits against abortion providers.
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Patrick Charles Bonga took the stand in his own defense during his felony assault and false imprisonment trial at the Becker County Courthouse on Dec. 1. Bonga is accused of burning Alexander Robare with a pot of boiling water, chaining him to a post inside his residence and assaulting him over a period of about three hours on June 7.
Jorden Nicole Borders, 32, of Crosslake, Minnesota, is expected to agree to the termination of her parental rights in a Friday court hearing.
Minnesota often tops lists for most expensive child care in the U.S. Areas outside the Twin Cities metro lost more than 20,000 child care slots between 2000 and 2020.

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