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Eugene Rivetts (Stearns County Jail Photo)
Eugene Rivetts (Stearns County Jail Photo)
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Rivetts Sentenced in Fatal Hummer Crash

The driver of a Hummer that struck and killed a motorist near Opole in August of 2009 has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The sentencing of 44-year-old Eugene Rivetts ends a 2-and-a-half year saga as to who was the driver of the Hummer.

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Minnesota Patrol: Speed Factor in Crash that Killed 4

The Minnesota State Patrol says speed contributed to a February crash that killed four North Dakota State University students on their way back to school. The patrol also concluded that the driver was not driving for the conditions.

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Driver in Wrong-Way Fatal Crash Pleads Guilty

A Waite Park man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from that wrong-way crash last April where a man and an unborn baby were killed.

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MnDOT to Study Cable Barriers for Deadly I-94 Crash Site

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has been working in recent years to install more cable barriers in the medians of highways and interstate where cross-median crashes tend to occur. Unfortunately, there was no cable median barrier along I-94 where four college students died Monday.

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UPDATE: 4 Dead in I-94 Crash Near Alexandria

Four NDSU students heading back to school were killed when their car crossed the median on I-94 west of Alexandria yesterday (Monday) afternoon and collided with an SUV going the other way.

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Big Lake Man Killed as SUV Crashes into a House

A Big Lake man was killed on Saturday when the SUV he was driving crashed into a house. The Sherburne County Sheriff's Department says the incident happened at about 7:00 p.m. in Orrock Township.

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Dog Missing Since Fatal Christmas Eve Crash is Found

WILLMAR  (AP) — A dog that had been missing since a fatal Christmas Eve accident near Willmar has been found alive and well.

The 3-year-old Schnauzer, named Lord, was skinny, full of cockleburs and didn't smell the best when he was found Friday

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UPDATE: Fatal Crash on Highway 71 near New London

The State Patrol has released the name of the person killed in a crash on Highway 71. They say 64-year-old Betty Boehl of Paynesville died when she was hit broadside.

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Patrol: Drunk Driver Caused Fatal Crash

The Minnesota State Patrol says a suspected drunken driver killed one man and injured another who had come to the aid of a driver whose car crashed on the interstate in St. Paul.

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Eugene Rivetts (Stearns County Jail Photo)
Eugene Rivetts (Stearns County Jail Photo)
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Illinois Man Withdraws Guilty Plea in Stearns County Fatal Crash

The driver of a Hummer that hit and killed another motorist near Opole in 2009 has withdrawn his guilty plea. 44-year-old Eugene Rivetts was charged with criminal vehicular homicide in the death of 19-year-old Ryan DeZurik.

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