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Iron Range state House candidate’s garage-sawing case delayed until after the election

Republican Roger Weber, running in House District 6A, is accused of a neighbor of cutting a garage in half  because it infringed on his property.

A civil trial involving a state House candidate on the Iron Range who’s accused of cutting a garage in half because it infringed on his property has been delayed until after the election.

Roger Weber of rural Nashwauk is running as a Republican in House District 6A, challenging state Rep. Carly Melin.

The trial had been scheduled for this week, but is now delayed until Dec. 15, after the election, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

Mark Besemann of Iron says he bought a property in Nashwauk last year, but found the garage had been sawed in half. Weber has said that the garage extended onto property he owns, but now won’t talk of the dispute,  saying it’s a private family matter.