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2 men die when car slides off slushy road

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Two men from Red Lake Falls are dead after their car slid off a slushy road and wrapped around a tree in northwestern Minnesota.

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The Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald (http://bit.ly/tIEE0r ) reports neither 30-year-old Terry Balderston nor his cousin, 19-year-old Shawn Balderston, were wearing seat belts when the crash happened late Thursday night.

The Minnesota State Patrol says Terry Balderston was driving a 1996 Buick Rivera on Minnesota Highway 32 in Red Lake Falls when he lost control of the car.

Terry Balderston was pronounced dead at a hospital in Thief River Falls. Shawn Balderston was pronounced dead at a Crookston hospital.

The two were the only people the car.

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Information from: Grand Forks Herald, http://www.grandforksherald.com

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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