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Associated Press, Published March 08 2010

One killed, two wounded in Chisholm bar shooting

DULUTH, Minn. – A 47-year-old former Chisholm police officer is under police supervision at a Hibbing hospital after a shooting in a Chisholm bar left one man dead and two hospitalized.

The Duluth News Tribune reports Sunday the suspect was a police officer from 1983-89 before taking a job in the city’s water department.

Police say the man went to Jim’s Sports Club Bar and Grill on Saturday night, where he confronted his ex-wife. When another customer intervened, the suspect left, then returned with a gun. He allegedly shot 40-year-old Edward John Walberg and two other men.

Walberg died. Minnesota Department of Public Safety spokesman says 29-year-old Cale Steve Nelson was shot twice and is “fighting for his life” in a Duluth hospital.

The third man’s injuries aren’t life-threatening. The suspect suffered a head wound when another bar patron subdued him.