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Brandt sentenced to five years in Ellingson case

Nearly a year after 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson was tragically killed following a street dance in McHenry, Shannon Brandt was at the Foster County Courthouse in Carrington on Friday, Sept. 8, for sentencing.

Brandt was charged with murder after running over and killing Ellingson on Sept. 18, 2022. But, after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors in late May, 2023, Brandt's murder charge was...