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Grand Rapids man sentenced to nearly 29 years for Hibbing murder

HIBBING, MN– A Grand Rapids man has been sentenced to nearly 29 years in prison for a 2017 murder in Hibbing.

Benjamin Lundquist, 34, learned his sentence in a St. Louis County courtroom Thursday afternoon.

He was found guilty of intentional second degree murder in March.

Court documents state Lundquist stabbed Joel Gangness 15 times inside a motel apartment.

Lundquist will get credit for more than two years already served. He will serve his time at the Department of Corrections facility in St. Cloud.

Briggs LeSavage

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