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Battle Lake man shot outside bar, suspect in custody

BATTLE LAKE, Minn. - One man is in custody after shooting another man outside a Battle Lake bar early Sunday. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office reports that they, along with the Battle Lake Police Department, responded to the Rusty Nail Bar ...

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Michael Spilde mug

BATTLE LAKE, Minn. - One man is in custody after shooting another man outside a Battle Lake bar early Sunday.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office reports that they, along with the Battle Lake Police Department, responded to the Rusty Nail Bar at 1:37 a.m. to a shooting.

According to reports, the victim, identified as Phillip Kaste, 28, of Battle Lake was shot one time in the upper right chest with a pistol.

Authorities arrested Michael Spilde, 48, of Battle Lake a short time later at his home without incident.  He is currently being held on attempted murder charges at the Otter Tail County Jail.

Kaste was life-flighted to Essentia Health in Fargo early Sunday morning.

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Officials with Essentia say Kaste is currently listed in critical condition.

The incident remains under investigation.

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