In Grand Marais, a pattern of older men pursuing teenage girls

The trial and death of Daniel Schlienz, who opened fire in a courthouse after he was found guilty of criminal sexual misconduct, has exposed a rift in a small town where older men routinely pursued girls still in high school. Said one parent: "People knew about it, and nothing was done."
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The trial and death of Daniel Schlienz, who opened fire in a courthouse after he was found guilty of criminal sexual misconduct, has exposed a rift in a small town where older men routinely pursued girls still in high school. Said one parent: "People knew about it, and nothing was done."

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