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Bemidji Pioneer newspaper building damaged by bullets

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Three employees were working inside the Bemidji Pioneer building when it was struck by bullets early Saturday morning.

No one was injured.

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Pioneer employees said the shooting was discovered around 12:45 a.m. after hearing one bullet break through a window in the northwest portion of the building.

The bullet went through the window and into a wall.

That damage was immediately reported to police.

It then was discovered that another bullet went through a window in the main entryway of the Pioneer, but did not break through the doorway.

A responding police officer suspected the business was shot at by someone in a vehicle along state Highway 197/Washington Avenue South.

It was not immediately known whether the Pioneer was targeted or if it was a random shooting.

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