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The lawyer for a Two Harbors man accused of killing a 20-year-old Cook woman said Monday that he intends to challenge his client’s first-degree murder indictment.
Jesaiah Lee Carlson was indicted by a grand jury in May for first-degree murder in the August 2007 stabbing death of Megan Ashley Anderson. Carlson is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of attempted first-degree criminal sexual conduct. He has pleaded not guilty.
Anderson was stabbed more than 20 times at midday while she worked alone at Durkee Signs & Graphics at 401 Hat Trick Ave. in Eveleth. In Minnesota, only a grand jury can level first-degree murder charges. Carlson originally was charged with second-degree murder.
The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission and Iron Range Resources are working to survey and assess activity and needs related to energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable energy projects in northeast Minnesota. The results of this survey will guide efforts to develop financial and planning assistance outreach programs for communities working on energy related projects.
The survey will be distributed to local governments, citizen groups, economic development groups, community non-profits and others via an online form or by mail. Surveys must be returned by Friday, Oct. 23. To participate in the regional survey, contact Bonnie Hundrieser (ARDC) at (218) 529-7527 or email@example.com.
The survey is also available on the ARDC website www.ardc.org.