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Bemidji-area death investigated as a homicide

At approximately 3:25 p.m. Sunday, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a male subject stating he had been shot at a residence in Turtle River Township, about 9 miles northeast of Bemidji.

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BEMIDJI, Minn. — The Sunday, Sept. 5, death of a man near Bemidji is being investigated as a homicide, according to a news release from Beltrami County Sheriff Ernie Beitel.

At approximately 3:25 p.m. Sunday, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a male subject stating he had been shot at a residence in Turtle River Township, about 9 miles northeast of Bemidji.

Upon arrival, law enforcement found a deceased adult male, according to the release. The man was taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and formal identification, according to the release.

According to the release, law enforcement believes this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted on the case by the Enforcement Division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Bemidji Police Department.

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