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Grand Rapids man charged with murder in stabbing death

Tom Olsen

Forum News Service

HIBBING — A Grand Rapids man has been charged with fatally stabbing a 52-year-old Hibbing man inside his residence.

A criminal complaint filed in State District Court identifies the victim of the Tuesday homicide as Joel Dean Gangness.

The suspect, 32-year-old Benjamin David Lundquist was formally charged Thursday with intentional second-degree murder. 

Authorities said Lundquist admitted to stabbing Gangness approximately 15 times.

Lundquist's bail was set at $1 million.

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