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One man dead, one in custody, after shooting in rural Cloquet


November 15, 2019

Jana Peterson

On Saturday afternoon, a BCA mobile crime unit was parked outside Thomas Micklewright's home and Fond du Lac police officers stood by. James Couture died after being shot at the home early Saturday morning.

Cloquet and Fond du Lac resident James Arthur Couture died after being shot early Saturday morning in what appeared to be a shooting by an acquaintance.

According to a press release by the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, law enforcement were called to an address on Brevator Road at approximately 5 a.m. Saturday.

Deputies and Fond du Lac police officers responded and found Couture, age 65, deceased at the scene, by a gunshot wound.

Three other adults were present at the scene and all were acquaintances of one another.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension crime scene team was call...

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