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Complaint says Cottage Grove man put gun to bar patron's head

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Prosecutors charged a Cottage Grove man with two felonies after he allegedly pulled a loaded handgun on a patron at a St. Paul Park bar late Sunday.

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The Washington County Attorney's Office this week charged Eric W. Steil, 44, with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, terroristic threats and carrying a pistol in public without a permit. The permit violation is a gross misdemeanor.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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