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Fisherman Dies When Storm Capsizes Boat

Steven Sohlstrom

PENGILLY, Minn. (AP) – Severe storms in northern Minnesota claimed the life of a fisherman and left thousands of people without power.

The Itasca County Sheriff’s Department says 49-year-old Roy Jasper Flug was fishing on Swan Lake Monday when the storm hit and high wind capsized his boat. His body was recovered from the lake Tuesday.

Chief Deputy Gregg Deutsch says a second man in the boat with Flug was able to swim to shore.

Meanwhile, Lake Country Power Co. said it could be several days before electricity is restored to 10,000 customers without power. The sheriff’s department reports “an extreme amount of property damage” in several communities along the U.S. Highway 2 corridor.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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