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Convicted abuser is the the state's first 'habitual offender'

A federal trial ended with a conviction for Minnesota's first 'habitual offender'. The man faces up to five years in prison after being found guilty of domestic assault following five prior assault convictions.
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A federal trial ended with a conviction for Minnesota's first 'habitual offender'. The man faces up to five years in prison after being found guilty of domestic assault following five prior assault convictions.

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