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A law enforcement officer prepares a weapon about two blocks away from the site of a standoff Wednesday in Mahnomen. Dave Wallis/The Forum

Sheriff's deputy shot in Mahnomen; suspects holed up with weapons

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The City of Mahnomen looked like an armed camp Wednesday morning following the shooting of a Mahnomen County deputy.

The deputy, a 26-year-old, four-year veteran of the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Department, was listed in critical condition and in surgery at 11 a.m. at MeritCare hospital in Fargo. The shooting occurred about 7 a.m.

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The Star Tribune newspaper reported that the deputy's name is Christopher Dewey.

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