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Heavily armed law enforcement officers, including one carrying a battering ram over his shoulder, leave the scene of a standoff late Wednesday afternoon in Mahnomen at the scene where Mahnomen County Deputy Sheriff Christopher Dewey had been shot twice early in the morning.

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Wounded deputy is improving; doctors hopeful about prognosis

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FARGO - Signs of progress for Christopher Dewey came Thursday through the gesture of an upraised thumb and the squeeze of his wife's hand on command.


The 26-year-old deputy's doctors were "cautiously optimistic" about his prognosis the day after surgery to remove bullet fragments from his brain and to repair a torn liver.

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Patrick Springer
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