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Felon arrested in Roseau on charges of receiving stolen property, illegally having guns

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ROSEAU, Minn.—A Warroad, Minn., felon faces numerous charges after investigators said he illegally had guns and received stolen property.

Daniel Arthur Stoskopf, 58, had his first appearance in Roseau County District Court on three felony charges of receiving stolen property—each with a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison—and six felony charges of illegally possessing firearms—each charge carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. Court documents were filed Nov. 8, but the case stems from an April 21, 2017, search of Stoskopf's camper, according to court documents.

The Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force found various rounds of ammunition and rifles, including, a Marlin 30/30, a Thompson Center Arms 50 caliber firearm, a Knight 50 caliber firearm, a Savage .22, Tikka .223 and a Mossberg .410, according to court documents.

The Marlin, Savage and Tikka were registered to other owners, court documents said. Stoskopf pleaded guilty in 2008 to a third-degree felony of possessing drugs and was prohibited from using or possessing guns for the rest of his life.

April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, and covers crime and education. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family raises registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college, she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as a city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.

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