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Hammer attack brings 18 years

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In January, doctors said Daniel David Yennie would probably never walk or talk again.

But on Friday morning, the 21-year-old walked to the front of a courtroom in Goodhue County District Court just before his attacker, Jonathan Lee Closner, was sentenced to 212 months in prison. Yennie stood before Judge Larry Clark as his sister Nicole Yennie-Drake read a victim impact statement on his behalf.


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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.