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Two found dead on farmstead northeast of Mahnomen

MAHNOMEN - Two people were found dead early Tuesday, Aug. 9, on a farmstead about 11 miles northeast of Mahnomen, the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office reported.

According to the sheriff’s office, dispatchers received a 911 call about 7:06 a.m. reporting a shooting at the residence.

When officers arrived and searched the farmstead, they found a 75-year-old man dead in a Quonset and a 71-year-old woman dead inside the home. Autopsies are being conducted.

The sheriff’s office said it has withheld the names of the man and woman pending notification of their family.

The case is being investigated by the sheriff’s office, White Earth Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.