MNGOP Candidate Roger Weber Literally Sawed Neighbor's Garage In Half [PHOTO]

His "Issues" section may be blank, but it's safe to infer Weber is a big backer of chainsaw rights.

His "Issues" section may be blank, but it's safe to infer Weber is a big backer of chainsaw rights.

Roger Weber, the MNGOP-endorsed challenger for DFL incumbent Carly Melin's northern Minnesota House seat, faces a civil trial this week for sawing his neighbor's rural Nashwauk Township garage in half last year.

Why in God's name would he do such a thing, you ask? Because according to a Forum Communications report, Weber claims the half of the garage he mowed down was built decades ago by his father on land he now owns, but he doesn't want it on his property anymore. Meanwhile, the owner of the other half of the garage, Mark Besemann, acknowledges the property line dispute, but claims Weber acted unreasonably in resolving things with a power saw rather than peaceful negotiations.

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Here's a photo of Besemann and the severed garage, along with a link to the Forum report:
-- Pioneer Press (@PioneerPress) September 22, 2014 We touched base with Melin, who defeated Weber by a 71-to-29-percent margin in 2012, to see if she had anything to say about Weber's legal woes, but she declined to comment on the record.

Weber didn't return a voicemail left at his house, but he did tell Forum the garage dispute is a "private" matter that has no bearing on his political campaign.

Besemann, however, told Forum such behavior is reflective of a person "that isn't thinking properly."

Neither the DFL or MNGOP took us up on an offer to comment on Weber's story. We suspect part of that has to do with the fact that Melin seems to have the seat locked up, so why wade into this mess if there's nothing to gain?

Weber, of course, isn't the only MNGOP-endorsed candidate embroiled in legal controversy this election season. The party's endorsed state Supreme Court candidate, Michelle MacDonald, was recently acquitted by a Dakota County jury of DWI, though she was found guilty of misdemeanor test refusal and obstruction of justice.

A poll released yesterday found that the incumbent MacDonald is challenging, Justice David Lillehaug, has an 86-point lead over her. Suffice it to say you know your campaign isn't going well when a guy in the news for sawing down half his neighbor's garage has a better chance of winning than you do!

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