GOP party chair contender arrested, ticketed for expired tabs

MSP airport police arrested and cited businessman Brandon Sawalich, listing the original charge as a gross misdemeanor for "intent to escape" the motor vehicle tax. But MPR reports authorities won't be pursuing that charge.
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MSP airport police arrested and cited businessman Brandon Sawalich, listing the original charge as a gross misdemeanor for "intent to escape" the motor vehicle tax. But MPR reports authorities won't be pursuing that charge.

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