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Tornado Touches Down In Swift County

A tornado touched down in Swift County near Benson, Minn. on Thursday afternoon. Swift County Sheriff John Holtz says a trained weather spotter first saw the tornado just after 4 p.m.


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Police: Gun Seized From Kindergarten Student At Benson School

Authorities said operations have returned to normal after officials said a Kindergarten student came to school with a gun on Tuesday in Benson. The Benson School District, working with Benson Police and the Swift County Sheriff’s Office, received a report of a firearm on the premises at about 8:05 a.m. at Northside Elementary School.


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Minn. Deputy Shoots, Wounds Armed-Robbery Suspect

A deputy in western Minnesota has shot and wounded a man suspected of armed robbery. The Swift County sheriff’s office says the 55-year-old was taken to a hospital. His condition wasn’t immediately known.


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Crime Alert Issued After Abduction In Appleton, Minn.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has issued a crime alert after a female was abducted in Appleton, Minn.