From Abby Simons at the Star Tribune:
A Hennepin County judge Thursday morning dismissed the most serious charge against the brother of former Minnesota Wild hockey player Derek Boogaard, who died of a drug overdose in May.
In a written order, Judge William Howard threw out a charge of felony third-degree sale of a controlled substance against 25-year-old Aaron Boogaard. A gross misdemeanor charge of interfering with a death scene still stands.
Aaron Boogaard’s attorney, John Lundquist, said his client is relieved and looks forward to moving on with his life. He couldn’t say whether he expects a different charge to be filed. “We obviously hope they leave well enough alone,” Lundquist said after the hearing.