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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Minnesota man returns to jail for flea market

  • A Brainerd man is back in jail after resuming operations of what officials call an illegal flea market.
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  • A Brainerd man is back in jail after resuming operations of what officials call an illegal flea market.
     
    The Brainerd Dispatch reports a judge sent Chad Ross back to jail Friday. He will stay there until his yard sale is cleared or he completes his 270-day sentence.
     
    Ross pleaded guilty in November to three misdemeanor counts of storage of junk and debris. Officials dismissed $6,000 worth in fines after his plea.
     
    Ross hadn't cleaned his yard by a February deadline and initially spent 45 days in jail. He set up a large tent with items in his yard after his release.
     
    Ross is let out of jail eight hours a day to do work on his property.
     
    The city prosecutor says Ross holds the keys to his own freedom.
     

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