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Stuart Sudak Stuart Sudak is a longtime freelance journalist based in Minnesota. Over the years, he has written for newspapers, magazines, websites, and corporations. Stuart also served as an editor at several newspapers in Minnesota and Illinois, including the Eden Prairie News from 2000-05. He lives in Chaska with his wife Tracy and three children. To view some of his recent work, visit

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A Monticello man faces multiple felony charges after inciting an altercation that led to the fatal shooting of off-duty Eden Prairie and Eagan firefighter Joseph Johns, 40, in Minneapolis earlier this month. Marquise Trevone Hammonds-Ford, 28, made his first court appearance on Tuesday. His bail was set at $1 million or $800,000 with conditions. Hammonds-Ford is charged with first-degree riot resulting in death, possession of a machine gun, and possession of ammunition or a firearm by a convicted felon. Incident details from the criminal complaint According to the criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court, officers responded at about…

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