GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota House candidate is being sued in civil court after cutting his neighbor’s garage in half in a property dispute.

A lawsuit filed by Mark Besemann, of Iron, against Roger Weber, a Nashwauk Republican, asks for $20,000 in damages to the garage and $20,000 in punitive damages, as well as a small portion of Weber’s land.

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The case was to be heard this week in Itasca County District Court. But, Besemann’s attorney, Jaclyn Corradi Simon, said the case has been delayed to Dec. 15. Simon says Besemann found himself in the middle of a family dispute.

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Weber’s sister sold the garage, house and 1 acre to Besemann while Weber owned the 39 acres around it. Weber says half the garage was on his property. Weber’s attorney didn’t immediately return a call for comment.

(credit: Bob King/Duluth News Tribune)

(credit: Bob King/Duluth News Tribune)

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