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Mahnomen County deputy shot Feb. 18 recovering from brain bleeding

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MAHNOMEN, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota sheriff's deputy who was shot in February has undergone emergency surgery to correct brain bleeding.

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Mahnomen County Deputy Chris Dewey had the surgery early Tuesday. He was in serious condition at a Colorado hospital, where he was moved for rehabilitation in early March.

Sheriff Doug Krier said Dewey will be in intensive care and in an induced coma for a few days, but his family is optimistic about recovery.

Krier says he spoke with Dewey's wife, Emily, and the family "doesn't feel it was a setback."

The 26-year-old deputy was shot twice on Feb. 18 while investigating a suspected drunken driver. A nine-hour standoff ensued before two suspects were arrested. Both are charged with multiple felonies.

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Pioneer staff reports
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