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BEMIDJI -- A mother went to extreme lengths to get her son to move out of her home last Wednesday -- she started her trailer on fire.


When a Beltrami County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a report of a fire burning in Roosevelt Manor Mobile Home Park in Bemidji on April 30, Mary June Klasen, 57, of Bemidji confessed to starting two fires. Klasen was arrested for first-degree arson.

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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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