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11 saved when houseboat tips on Mississippi River

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

DRESBACH, Minn. (AP) — Eleven people have been rescued after a houseboat tipped over on the Mississippi River near Dresbach.

The La Crosse Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/17iWczW ) that six people were taken to a hospital, but all were expected to live. The other five did not need medical treatment.

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Everyone on the boat has been accounted for.

Authorities say a preliminary investigation shows the boat may have lost power on Monday evening, then was swept into the rollers at Lock and Dam No. 7.

A family of four drowned in 2007 when their boat lost power in the same area.

Information from: La Crosse Tribune, http://www.lacrossetribune.com

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