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Published September 22, 2010, 08:09 AM

2 Minn. men charged in '08 arson fires

PINE CITY, Minn. (AP) — Two Pine County men are charged in a string of 2008 arson fires that caused nearly $1.5 million in damage in the Big Pine Lake area of east-central Minnesota.

PINE CITY, Minn. (AP) — Two Pine County men are charged in a string of 2008 arson fires that caused nearly $1.5 million in damage in the Big Pine Lake area of east-central Minnesota.

Twenty-five-year-old Brandon Allan Lind of Sandstone was charged Tuesday with arson, burglary, possession of explosives by a prohibited person and possession of a controlled substance.

Twenty-two-year-old Christian Amadeus Eichert of Pine City is charged with arson and burglary.

The Duluth News Tribune reports Lind and Eichert are charged with setting on fire eight cabins and two other building at Big Pine Lake near Finlayson on April 13, 2008.

Both men were in Pine County Jail.

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