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1 dead, 2 severely injured in large brawl

Published On: Mar 22 2013 10:01:26 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 22 2013 11:06:43 AM CDT
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TEN LAKES TOWNSHIP, Minn. (AP) -

Sheriff's officials in northern Minnesota say a large brawl fueled by alcohol has left one man dead and two other people with serious injuries.

Beltrami County deputies and Leech Lake tribal officers responded twice to a residence near Bemidji Thursday evening. Sheriff Phil Hodapp says the first time deputies found about 15 extremely drunk people, including two with blood-alcohol levels that could have been fatal.

He says the gathering later devolved into a drunken brawl. Forty-four-year-old Leslie Headbird was pronounced dead at a hospital. A male and female were also hospitalized, and Hodapp says they'll probably be released this weekend.

Authorities say two suspects have been arrested, including an 18-year-old man who allegedly tried to break into a home and also carjack a vehicle.

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