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Hmong hunter assaulted in Pepin Co.


Pepin Co. (WQOW) - The family of a Hmong hunter from Menomonie thinks a racial dispute may have led to their father being severely injured.

64-year-old Sao Lue Vang was hunting with a group in Pepin County on Nov. 5th when he wandered onto private land.

Deputies responded to a report of a fight between Vang and Kevin Elberg, the son of the land owner. The sheriff's office said Vang was severely hurt suffering a laceration to his liver and injuries to his hand. He was hospitalized but has since been released.

Elberg was arrested three days after the incident and then released without bond at the request of the Pepin County district attorney. The sheriff's office believes criminal charges against Elberg could be pending.

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