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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Minn. militia member facing sentencing in federal court

  • A militia member indicted in what the FBI once characterized as a terror plot to blow up a Minnesota police station is facing sentencing.
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  • A militia member indicted in what the FBI once characterized as a terror plot to blow up a Minnesota police station is facing sentencing.
    Twenty-five-year-old Buford Rogers is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court after pleading guilty to one count of possessing a firearm illegally and one count of possessing an unregistered destructive device.
    Authorities say Rogers and some family members belonged to a small anti-government militia called the Black Snake Militia. They say Rogers was plotting to blow up the Montevideo police station, raid a National Guard Armory and cut off communications to the city, which is about 95 miles west of Minneapolis.
    Prosecutors say they're seeking an at least five-year prison sentence. Defense plans to ask for less than the lowest guideline of 41 months.

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