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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

U.S. Attorney's Office pulls off a twofer in Duluth

It was like the local U.S. Attorney's Office hit the daily double in Duluth today.

First, U.S. Attorney Rachel Paulose announced in a Duluth press conference that 29 people from the area have been indicted for cocaine trafficking. Twenty five of those people have already been apprehended. (The move demonstrates that drug traffickers can't evade prosecution by setting up shop in greater Minnesota, Paulose told reporters.)

Secondly, U.S. District Judge Richard H. Kyle, sitting in Duluth, sentenced a man to 30 years in prison -- the maximum sentence -- for producing some extremely graphic child pornography. (Click here for Strib article.) The local U.S. Attorney's Office has, of course, made child porn prosecutions a top priority.

Unfortunately, the U.S. Attorney's twin victories yesterday did not translate into any victories for the Minnesota Twins. Playing in Toronto, the tanking team dropped yet another one to the Blue Jays. Perhaps they should have played in Duluth ...

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