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MeritCare neurosurgeon Dr. Chad Justesen during a Thursday press conference shows the path of the bullet fired into Deputy Chris Dewey's head Wednesday in Mahnomen, Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Mahnomen deputy injured in shooting shows signs of progress

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Signs of progress for Christopher Dewey came Thursday through the gesture of an upraised thumb and the squeeze of his wife's hand on command.

The 26-year-old deputy's doctors were "cautiously optimistic" about his prognosis the day after surgery to remove bullet fragments from his brain and to repair a torn liver.

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