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Man Fires Shotgun Near Census Worker

A northern Idaho man who police say fired his shotgun near a U.S. census worker who was trying to deliver a census form has been cited for exhibition of a deadly weapon, a misdemeanor. Fifty-4-year-old Richard L. Powell of St. Maries faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. The Benewah County Prosecutor's office says that on March 3 Powell told the census worker to get off his property and then fired a shotgun into the air. Powell's pretrial conference is scheduled for April 26 at the Benewah County Courthouse/Associated Press.

Question: Would you want to be a census worker in North Idaho's backcountry?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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