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Complaint: Man High on Meth Kills Passenger While Driving Through Kettle River

43-year-old charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide

DULUTH, Minn.- A Willow River man is facing two counts of vehicular homicide after driving through a river while on meth, killing one of his passengers, according to the complaint. Two formal charges of criminal vehicular homicide have been filed against him, one for operating a vehicle with any amount of a controlled substance in his body. No bail has…

Civil Lawsuit Filed in Pine County Cult Case

Suspect Previously Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

PINE COUNTY , Minn.-A woman that was sexually assaulted by a Pine County cult leader filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday against 15 former leaders of the River Road Fellowship. Lindsey Tornambe said she was sexually assaulted beginning at the age of 13 by 55-year-old Victor Barnard, the leader of the group. A lawsuit was also filed in Washington state, where…