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Kringen sentenced to multiple prison terms

Shane Michael Kringen

A man convicted of multiple felonies by a St. Croix County jury in January, was sentenced to more than a decade in prison Tuesday, March 5.

Shane Michael Kringen, 39, Bagley, Minn., was sentenced to 14 and one-half years in prison and 15 years extended supervision in felony convictions for reckless injury, reckless endangerment and fleeing an officer.

Kringen was also ordered to serve concurrent sentences totaling six and one-half years in prison, six and one-half years extended supervision and one year, nine months in jail in convictions of felony OWI-fourth , causing injury while operating under the influence and misdemeanor obstruction.

Judge Scott Needham ordered Kringen to serve the time consecutive to a Minnesota sentence and fined him $2,100.

The charges stemmed from an Aug. 3, 2010, traffic incident. The criminal complaint said Kringen led deputies on a high-speed chase from Hammond to the town of Hudson. Kringen rammed county squad cars before he fled on foot and was apprehended by the sheriff's K-9 officer, Ace.

Felony charges against Kringen in another case relating to a Jan. 9, 2012, incident at the St. Croix County Jail were dismissed.

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