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Officers shoot dogs after attack at Minnesota school

MONTEVIDEO, Minn. -- Law enforcement officers shot two dogs Friday morning after they attacked students and staff at the Montevideo Middle School. The Montevideo Police Department and the Chippewa Sheriff's Office responded to a call of two pit b...

MONTEVIDEO, Minn. -- Law enforcement officers shot two dogs Friday morning after they attacked students and staff at the Montevideo Middle School.

The Montevideo Police Department and the Chippewa Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of two pit bulls loose at the school.

According to the Montevideo Police Facebook page, three staff members and one student were bitten by the dogs.

The dogs were shot to protect the public, according to the department’s posting.

When officers arrived, a child was holding one of the dogs back with his bicycle.

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Both dogs were severely wounded and were taken to a veterinarian to be euthanized.

In 42 years in the newspaper industry, Linda Vanderwerf has worked at several daily newspapers in Minnesota, including the Mesabi Daily News, now called the Mesabi Tribune in Virginia. Previously, she worked for the Las Cruces Sun-News in New Mexico and the Rapid City Journal in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She has been a reporter at the West Central Tribune for nearly 27 years.

Vanderwerf can be reached at email: lvanderwerf@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4340
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