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Man sentenced for wetlands draining

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U.S. Attorney Drew H. Wrigley announced this afternoon that a Lawton, N.D., man has been sentenced on two counts of illegally draining wetlands.


U.S. Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal sentenced Alvin Peterson, 78, on Tuesday.

A bench trial was held on July 14 and 15, 2008, in U.S. District Court in Grand Forks. Peterson was found guilty of the offenses on Nov. 11, 2008.

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