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Minn. militia member facing sentencing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A militia member indicted in what the FBI once characterized as a terror plot to blow up a west-central Minnesota police station is facing sentencing.

Twenty-five-year-old Buford Rogers is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court after pleading guilty to one count of possessing a firearm illegally and one count of possessing an unregistered destructive device.

Prosecutors say they'll ask for at least five years in prison, while the defense plans to ask for less than the lowest guideline of 41 months.

Authorities say Rogers and members of his family were part of a small anti-government militia called the Black Snake Militia and that Rogers was plotting to blow up the Montevideo police station, raid a National Guard Armory and cut off communications to the city, which is about 95 miles west of Minneapolis.

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