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Area resident arrested in stabbing

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A 49-year-old Backus man was charged in Cass County District Court for allegedly stabbing his roommate Sunday, March 31, at a residence off Highway 371 in rural Backus.

Loren “George” Leroy Rice was charged with felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, felony domestic assault and making terroristic threats.

The victim, Richard Thomas Knutson, 55, Backus, was listed in good condition Monday at St. Cloud Hospital.

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