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Minnesota militia member to be sentenced in what FBI once called a terror plot

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FILE - This May 3, 2013, photo provided by Jeremy Jones shows authorities with Buford Rogers, right, who belongs to a tiny local militia, during a raid on a mobile home in Montevideo, Minn. Rogers, 25, is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, April 28, 2011 after pleading guilty to one count of possessing a firearm illegally and one count of possessing an unregistered destructive device, namely "two black powder and nail devices," which he admitted he made himself. Prosecutors are seeking more than five years in prison, arguing that Rogers poses a threat to public safety, noting the items were designed solely to injure people. (AP Photo/Montevideo American-News, Jeremy Jones, File) MANDATORY CREDITThe Associated Press

A militia member indicted in what the FBI once characterized as a terror plot to blow up a 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.

Authorities say Rogers and some family members belonged to a small anti-government militia called the Black Snake Militia. They say 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.

Prosecutors say they're seeking an at least five-year prison sentence. Defense plans to ask for less than the lowest guideline of 41 months.

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