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Park High School visual arts teacher dead after Mahtomedi shooting

MAHTOMEDI, Minn. -- One person is dead and another is in custody following an early-morning shooting in Mahtomedi, according to the Washington County Sheriff's office. The victim was identified as David Robert Frigaard, 46, of Roseville. Frigaard...

 

MAHTOMEDI, Minn. -- One person is dead and another is in custody following an early-morning shooting in Mahtomedi, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s office.

The victim was identified as David Robert Frigaard, 46, of Roseville. Frigaard was employed as a visual arts teacher at Park High School in Cottage Grove, part of the South Washington County Schools.

At 3:17 a.m. Saturday, authorities received a call of a shot fired in the area of Minnesota 244 and 75th St. North in Mahtomedi. Deputies checked the area and found one man dead, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

Authorities said “a suspect is in custody and there is no immediate threat to public safety.”

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Frigaard’s brother-in-law declined comment on his death Saturday. The Washington County Sheriff’s office did not immediately disclose the suspect’s name.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office are assisting in the investigation.

Frigaard’s YouTube channel shows a number of instructional art videos set to music.

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