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Brothers in Park Rapids armed standoff agree to 18-year sentences

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Two brothers will likely spend 18 years in prison for their involvement in a drunken shooting rampage that culminated in a four-hour armed standoff with 20 officers in Park Rapids Dec. 17.


Allen Gene Bloom Sr., 39, and Brian Jon Bloom, 31, was each charged with three counts of First Degree Assault. Both, admitting in court they were under the influence of alcohol during the incident, pled guilty Friday to two counts of First Degree Assault; the third count was dismissed.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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