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Coroner investigating Kandiyohi Co. lake death, victim identified as Montevideo man

NEW LONDON — The 66-year-old who died Sunday after being tipped from a personal watercraft on Norway Lake is Larry Dirksen of Montevideo.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office responded to the medical emergency about 3:30 p.m. on the lake’s north side. Dirksen collapsed near the shore and stopped breathing shortly after the watercraft tipped.

He was later pronounced dead at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. The Kandiyohi County Coroner is continuing to investigate the cause of death.

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