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St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Bois' member charged with planning attack on Minnesota Capitol


Jerry Holt, Star Tribune file

A Nation Guard humvee blocked the road leading to the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul on Inauguration Day.

Federal agents in Minnesota have arrested a St. Cloud man who claims allegiance to anti-government Boogaloo Bois and plotted a violent attack on the Minnesota State Capitol earlier this year, according to charges unsealed in Minnesota U.S. District Court on Wednesday.

Last December, Michael Paul Dahlager, 27, traveled to a "Stop the Steal" rally at the Capitol in St. Paul to take video of law enforcement numbers, scout tactical positions for the Boogaloo Bois and note which streets were being blocked off, according to the criminal complaint. He told a confidential informant, who recorded the conversation for the FBI, he was conducting reconnaissance for an attack on Jan. 17. Rallies to protest President Joe Biden's election were planned for that date by a nonviolent group of Donald Trump supporters.

After the assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Minnesota erected a fence around the Capitol, and hundreds of state police officers - which Dahlager called an "army" - stood guard on the perimeter in response to threats of more attacks.


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