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It’s shortly after 11:30 on a Thursday night when the Washington County dispatch center receives a call from a calm but worried female stating her estranged husband had come to her home with a loaded gun. He is talking to their daughter in the kitchen, she tells the dispatcher on the other end. She explains that following their separation he has been drinking, and on and off his medication and appears to have not taken it in several days.


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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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