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Man arrested in Minneapolis for Emmet County murder

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EMMET COUNTY (KWWL) -

Police have arrested a man in Minneapolis in the shooting death of another man in northern Iowa.

According to the Emmet County Sheriff's Department, police arrested 18-year-old Lee Samuel Christensen in Minneapolis over the weekend.

He has been charged him with first-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Thomas Bortvit. 

Both men are from Estherville.

Bortvit's body was found in a rural area of Emmet County late Sunday afternoon.

Later that day, Christensen was arrested in Minneapolis and accused of using a gun to kill Bortvit on Saturday.

Christensen is being held in the Hennepin County Jail.

Authorities plan to return him to Iowa to face charges.

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