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Swift County, Minn., assessor gets continuance for having a gun in courthouse

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BENSON -- Bringing a cased, unloaded and badly damaged shotgun to his office in the Swift County courthouse in Benson cost Edward Pederson a month's work and pay, along with attorney fees and a $600 charge for the criminal prosecution against him.

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But what a special prosecutor calls a "poor error in judgment'' will not make the Swift County assessor a convicted felon.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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