- Associated Press - Saturday, April 19, 2014

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) - The man who organized the Lumberjack Days festival in Stillwater was sentenced to 240 hours of community service and a year of probation man after pleading guilty to a check charge.

David Eckberg was sentenced Friday in Washington County District Court.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (https://bit.ly/1tlC20R ) Eckberg had pleaded guilty to issuing a dishonored check. He apologized in court and acknowledged he caused hardship to others.

The 62-year-old has already repaid the $37,000 he owed to many after writing them checks that didn’t clear following the 2011 Lumberjack Days festival.

Eckberg and his wife had put on the annual festival along the St. Croix River since 1994. The Stillwater City Council canceled its contract with Eckberg’s company in 2012. A new festival will be called Stillwater Log Jam.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, https://www.twincities.com


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