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Two men enter pleas in case of poaching, marijuana growing

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Two Twin Cities area men entered pleas Monday in a Hubbard County case that involved poaching deer and growing marijuana on leased hunting land.


Steven Battin, 61, of Big Lake, and Donald Cook, 61, of Bloomington, both testified Monday they were Vietnam vets suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Cook has a 100 percent service-related disability, he said.

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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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