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Man killed in Stearns County snowmobile crash

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

MELROSE, Minn. (AP) — A snowmobile crash in Stearns County is fatal.

Sheriff John Sanner says a man crashed his snowmobile into a tree in Melrose Township New Year's Eve. The 33-year-old man from Grey Eagle was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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KNSI radio reports (http://bit.ly/WejAmO ) authorities say the victim was wearing a helmet and that alcohol appears to have been a contributing factor in the accident.

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Information from: KNSI-AM, http://www.1450knsi.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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