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Twin Cities man dead after assault in rural northern Minnesota

The sheriff's office said the 53-year-old died from "homicidal violence."

A 53-year-old Twin Cities man died after being assaulted at a residence in rural northern Minnesota last Friday.

The assault occurred at a residence on the 1000 block of Durand Drive Northwest in Puposky, Minnesota (about 16 miles north of Bemidji), around 2 a.m. May 21, the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

Authorities, responding to a 911 call regarding an assault, arrived to find Burgess J. Palmore of Bloomington dead from "homicidal violence." 

Deputies arrested a suspect at the scene: A 21-year-old from Bemidji who is currently in the Beltrami County Jail on unrelated charges, awaiting his arraignment in district court. 

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Palmore's death a homicide. 

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the latest version of events from the sheriff's office, and may be subject to change.

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