Hanson sentenced for burglary

Michael Gerard Hanson, 60, of Swatara, appeared in Itasca County District Court on June 20. Hanson is charged with six counts of Burglary in the Third Degree.

The charges stem from allegations that Hanson burglarized multiple businesses in Deer River and Grand Rapids over a five month period.

At the hearing, Hanson pled guilty to all counts pursuant to a plea agreement with the prosecutor, and the court sentenced Hanson to serve a 30-month prison sentence. The

court also ordered Hanson to provide a DNA sample, pay a $125 fine, and pay restitution to the victims in an amount to be determined at a later date. The sentences imposed are

consistent with the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines.