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Authorities search the Minnesota River Thursday for a missing Xcel Energy worker downstream of the Minnesota Falls dam. The worker apparently fell off the dam about 1 p.m. Wednesday. Tribune photo by Susan Lunneborg

Update: Authorities continue search for Xcel worker who fell off Minnesota Falls dam south of Granite Falls, MInn.

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GRANITE FALLS -- A search continues in the Minnesota River below Xcel Energy's Minnesota Falls dam for a worker who fell off the dam and is presumed drowned.

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"We're preparing for the worst,'' said John Stich, of Burnsville, a brother of the worker. He was reached by telephone this morning.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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