Bail set at $1M for suspect in Cloquet cold-case murder

Convicted sex offender Joseph John Couture, 41, was arraigned on charges Monday of intentional second-degree murder and second-degree criminal sexual conduct in the 2000 death of Trina Langenbrunner. The 33-year-old mother of three was found with fatal stab wounds in southern St. Louis County 12 years ago.
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Convicted sex offender Joseph John Couture, 41, was arraigned on charges Monday of intentional second-degree murder and second-degree criminal sexual conduct in the 2000 death of Trina Langenbrunner. The 33-year-old mother of three was found with fatal stab wounds in southern St. Louis County 12 years ago.

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