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  1. Jobs bill includes $35,000 for city's July 4 paradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | TwinCities

    ... parade to pay the state for back taxes they did not know they owned, he said. McDonald said the conservative Wright County city has long put on the Fourth of July celebration -- the "oldest and largest Fourth of July parade in the state of ...

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  2. 2 more sought for questioning in Mississippi police shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Erie Times News

    This May 10, 2015 photo provided by the Wright County, Minn., Jail shows Christopher Besser. Besser, the son of an Elk River police officer, is charged with fatally shooting his father and brother.

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  3. Minnesota bus carrying small children collides with squad carRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | TwinCities

    Authorities say no one was seriously injured when a school bus filled with young students collided with a Wright County sheriff's squad car. WCCO-TV reported that about 40 kindergarten-age children were on the bus when it collided with the squad car.

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  4. Widow of police officer shot by his 21-year-old son says she wants...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Daily Mail

    ... telling cops he 'lost it.' He then walked out as wounded older sibling was on the phone with police, before Wright County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the St Michael, Minnesota home on Saturday evening. Officer Besser's youngest son was later ...

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  5. News, Sports, Jobs, Community InfoRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | Sentinel

    ... and brother told a dispatcher he "just lost it" and killed the two, according to a criminal complaint filed in Wright County. Christopher T. Besser, 21, of St. Michael, told authorities he was fed up with his father's expectations of him, the ...

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  6. Officer's son charged with killing his father and brotherRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | The Tribune

    Gwen Besser, wife of slain police officer Todd Besser, asks for prayer, healing and forgiveness after leaving the Wright County Government Center, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in Buffalo, Minn. Christopher Besser, 21, is suspected of killing his father, Elk River police officer Todd Besser, and his older brother Blake Besser on Saturday.

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  7. Sheriff's Deputy Hurt In Crash With School Bus In AlbertvilleRead the original story

    Tuesday May 12 | CBS Local

    ... station groups in the country. Click here to get the [...] MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Authorities say a Wright County sheriff's deputy suffered non-life threatening injuries after her cruiser was involved in a crash with a school bus Tuesday afternoon ...

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  8. Bail Set for St. Michael Man Accused of Killing Father, BrotherRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | WDIO

    ... Saturday shooting deaths of his father, 49-year-old Todd Besser, and his brother, 27-year-old Blake Besser. Wright County Attorney Tom Kelly said he plans to call a grand jury in June to seek first-degree murder charges. Besser appeared Tuesday in ...

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  9. Charges: Son 'just lost it,' murdered his brother and father, an Elk River copRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Star Tribune

    ... as the gravely wounded older sibling was on the phone to police. Besser was charged late Monday afternoon in Wright County District Court with two counts of intentional second-degree murder in the deaths of Todd Besser, 49, and Blake Besser, 27. ...

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  10. Elk River officer's son charged in deaths of father, brotherRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | TwinCities

    A St. Michael man was charged Tuesday in Wright County in connection with the deaths of his brother and police officer father. Todd Besser, 49, had finished his shift as an Elk River officer Saturday night when he went to the house in St. Michael where his three adult sons -- including Christopher -- lived, authorities said.

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  11. Charges: St. Michael Man Accused of Shooting Father, Brother 'I Just Lost It'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | KSTP

    A St. Michael man called authorities Saturday and said he killed his father and brother, according to a complaint in Wright County District Court. Christopher T. Besser is charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

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  12. Charges Expected Tuesday in MN Police Officer Shooting DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Valley News Live

    Charges are expected Tuesday in the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer and his 27-year-old son at a home in Wright County, MN. Authorities say the Elk River officer had just gotten off work Saturday evening and went to the home in St. Michael where his three adult sons lived.

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  13. Charges Tuesday in Fatal Shootings of Off-Duty Officer, SonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | WDIO

    Charges are expected Tuesday in the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer and his 27-year-old son at a home in Wright County. The sheriff's department has identified the victims as 49-year-old Todd Besser and his oldest son, Blake.

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  14. Off-duty officer, oldest son fatally shot in Wright CountyRead the original story

    Monday May 11 | Marshall Independent

    A relative is being held in the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer and his 27-year-old son at a home in Wright County. The sheriff's department has identified the victims as 49-year-old Todd Besser and his oldest son, Blake.

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  15. Minnesota police officer and son die in 'domestic' shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | New York Daily News

    A Minnesota police officer and his son died in a shooting on Saturday evening in what local law enforcement officials are calling a domestic dispute. Less than an hour after police found Elk River cop Todd Besser, 49, and Blake Besser, 27, dead from apparent gunshot wounds, the slain officer's younger son Christopher Besser, 21, surrendered at a gas station, officials in the Wright County Sheriff's Office said on Sunday .

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  16. Elk River police officer, son shot dead; other son arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | TwinCities

    ... St. Michael units, I can no longer hear anything on the phone, sounds like it's still open, though." When Wright County sheriff's office deputies arrived, they found Blake Besser, 27, dead of a gunshot wound. They found Officer Todd Besser, 49, of ...

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  17. 2 men dead in St. Michael home; 1 arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Star Tribune

    Two men were killed in a home in St. Michael, and one person is under arrest in the apparent shooting. "A suspect is in custody, and the public is not in danger," Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty said Sunday morning.

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  18. Man calls Wright County police, says brother shot himRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | Star Tribune

    A man surrendered to Wright County police at a Monticello convenience store Saturday night after sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a brother-on-brother shooting at a St. Michael home. The Wright County Sheriff's Office was preparing a news release on the case, officials said.

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  19. Iowa: Bird flu to claim 4 million more egg-laying chickensRead the original story

    Friday May 8 | WWTC-AM Eagan

    ... hard with the disease, reported no new bird flu cases Friday. Iowa has 44 cases of bird flu in 12 counties. In Wright County in northern Iowa, the two farms saw an unusual number of chickens dying and sent samples for a preliminary test, which was ...

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  20. Local3 arrested, 2-year-old removed from home after search3 arrested, ...Read the original story

    Thursday May 7 | St. Cloud Times

    ... Debra Salinas, 21-year-old Shane Blenker and 33-year-old Demetrius Martin. Salinas reportedly was wanted on a Wright County warrant for forgery, Blenker on a Morrison County warrant for theft of a motor vehicle and Martin reportedly on a Ramsey ...

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