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Victim In Northern Minnesota Stabbing Identified As 53-Year-Old Dawn Swenson

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Authorities have identified the woman fatally stabbed earlier this week in northern Minnesota.

The Clearwater County Sheriff's Office says 53-year-old Dawn Swenson was fatally stabbed Monday night in Bagley, the city where she lives. Arrested in connection to the stabbing was a 27-year-old Bagley man. He is currently in jail pending murder charges.

Authorities say the stabbing happened after police were called to a medical emergency/domestic dispute on the 14000 block of 336th Street.

Officers met the 27-year-old man at the scene, but he became uncooperative and ran away. Moments later, they heard a woman cry out in a nearby house and found the 27-year-old man attacking Swenson.

Officers tried to shock the man with stun guns but he pulled out a knife and stabbed Swenson. Emergency crews tried to help her but she was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

The 27-year-old man is expected to appear in court Wednesday.


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