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Crookston man faces murder charge in crash

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A Crookston man who allegedly stole a police cruiser and caused a fatal crash on Saturday in Crookston is facing charges that include murder in the second degree.


Ricardo Mello, 23, also faces four other charges related to the crash and a separate charge from another incident the previous month.

He had his first appearance in Polk County District Court Tuesday. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Nov. 21.

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