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Arrest made in fire at Grand Forks Somali-owned restaurant


FOSSTON, Minn. -- The suspect in last week’s arson attack on a Somali business in Grand Forks has been arrested.

Polk County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Matthew William Gust, 25, East Grand Forks, late Monday night at a Super 8 Motel in Fosston, according to a news release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

On Friday, Grand Forks County prosecutors charged Gust with arson, a Class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, after they say he threw a 40-ounce beer bottle filled with gasoline through the windows of Juba Coffee House and Restaurant on Dec. 8, starting a fire that caused an estimated $90,000 in damages.


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