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Charges: Minnesota teen stabbed 13-year-old brother at least 13 times

The boy survived the attack.

A charging document has shed more light on an attempted murder case involving teenage brothers in northern Minnesota. 

According to a juvenile petition filed in St. Louis County, a 16-year-old Ely boy has been charged with second-degree murder, accused of stabbing his 13-year-old brother and then dragging him near a lake where he left him to die. 

The boy, however, was found near Miners Lake around 3:30 p.m. last Thursday, Oct. 8, by a hiker who called 911. The 13-year-old suffered at least 13 stab wounds, according to police, including wounds to his neck and chest. 

As of Tuesday, the boy was still hospitalized at Essentia Health St. Mary's in Duluth, where he was in stable condition, according to Ely Police Department. 

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The 16-year-old is being held at Arrowhead Juvenile Center in Duluth. Prosecutors in St. Louis County are aiming to charge the teen as an adult.

Note: Some of the details provided in this story are based on the police's latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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