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Murder suicide claims two lives in Park Rapids

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A family tragedy unfolded Tuesday night as a husband and wife died in a murder-suicide in Park Rapids.

Police said Gregory Duane Anderson, 45, shot his wife Dawn at their home on Birch Briar Lane, then turned a high-powered rifle on himself.

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Both bodies were found on the front porch.

Police Chief Terry Eilers said the couple's youngest son was in the home at the time and was threatened also.

The young man ran to the neighbor's house for help.

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