Grand Rapids man sentenced to nearly 29 years for Hibbing murder

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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

Briggs LeSavage

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