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Shot Pine County Woman Still Recovering

Posted at: 01/10/2013 10:32 PM
Updated at: 01/10/2013 10:46 PM
By: Maarja Anderson & Dayna Landgrebe

A Pine County woman shot in the chest by her ex-husband in early December continues to recover, just over a month later.

According to her daughter's Facebook page, Dawn Christen is still recovering from her wound after the gunshot damaged her stomach, lung, and diaphragm.

Christen was in the process of obtaining a restraining order against her ex-husband, Daniel Shilts, when he broke into her home near Brooke Park, Minn, on December 5 and shot her before killing himself.

There is a benefit for Christen on February 23 at Wings North in Pine City.

The event includes a silent auction and benefit dinner at $10 a plate. Proceeds will go toward Christen's medical bills.

The "Dawn Christen Benefit Trust" as been set up at any Wells Fargo location for cash donations.