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Derek Daniel Barnes

Man who set burning cross in yard sentenced to jail

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BEMIDJI – A local man has been sentenced for placing a burning cross in a Northern Township resident’s yard.

Derek Daniel Barnes, 20, of Bemidji, charged with felony stalking with an aggravated violation of committing the crime because of bias, was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison with the sentence stayed for five years. He must serve 177 days in jail and was given credit for 118 days served.

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