Man sentenced to 36 years in prison for a 2019 murder in Makinen

J. Nicholas Cramer has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for murder. Cramer was convicted by a jury on the Iron Range last month.

He’s responsible for the death of Frank Gerald Meyer back in 2019. Meyer had let Cramer and Cramer’s wife stay on his property in Makinen.

The St. Louis County Attorney’s office said during victim impact statements, Frank’s young daughter described Frank as, “her best friend, her everything, the best dad anyone could wish for.”

The statement from the attorney’s office went on to say, “There is no amount of time that will heal Frank’s family, but we hope this sentence will give his family closure to focus on Frank’s life. The St. Louis County Attorney’s Office again expresses their extreme gratitude to Frank’s family for their patience and endless support.”

The case was prosecuted by Range Criminal Division Head Bonnie Norlander and Assistant County Attorney Tyler Kenefick.

Judge Robert Friday handed down the sentence.