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Iowa Man Recovering from 40-Foot Fall from Tree

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An Iowa tree service owner is recovering after falling about 40 feet from a tree.
Kevin Hardy was harnessed and wearing a helmet when he fell out of a tree in Charles City, Iowa, on Friday. He was air-lifted to the St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, for treatment for multiple injuries. Hardy owns Cutting Edge Tree Services in Mason City, Iowa.

21-Year-Old Man Dies in Kandiyohi County Crash

A 21-year-old man died from injuries he sustained when the car he was riding in collided with a 1-ton truck in central Minnesota on Saturday afternoon.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. on County Road 2 and 270th Avenue Northeast in Kandiyohi County.

Rochester Woman Injured after Fall Out of Moving Car's Window

A Rochester woman was injured after falling out of the window of a moving car she was a passenger in in Fillmore County, and troopers say she was one of three people in the vehicle who'd been drinking.

Twenty-three-year-old Saralyn R. Squillace was riding in a car east of Chatfield on Saturday afternoon.

$200,000 Spent on Emergency Deer-Feeding Project

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A deer hunters' group says an emergency deer-feeding project this year cost about $200,000 to buy and distribute more than 500 tons of deer food.
A Mesabi Daily News report says officials expected to spend about $170,000. The program was funded by a program that imposes a 50-cent surcharge per deer-hunting license.

Mankato Parks still Cleaning up Flood Damage

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Nearly a month after the Minnesota River in Mankato hit its 10th highest level on record, crews are still cleaning up the mess left behind in city parks.
A Mankato Free Press report says the flood waters covered about 90 percent of both Land of Memories Park and Kiwanis Recreation Area. The water has receded, but it left behind huge tracts of silt.

3-Year-Old Found in Water Near Breezy Point Resort in Critical

A 3-year-old boy is in critical condition Saturday after he was found in the water near the shoreline of Breezy Point Resort near Brainerd.

The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. Friday by the resort's boathouse and marina on Pelican Lake.

Emergency crews were called to the area on a report of a missing child, according to Crow Wing County authorities.

Wildfire Causing Hazy Sky in Twin Cities

Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington State has been growing rapidly and burning in new directions.

The winds have also carried smoke from the fire across the county. The result is a foggy haze, which could be seen in the Minnesota sky over the weekend.