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Man killed in snowmobile crash on Minnesota River near Montevideo

MONTEVIDEO — A 41-year-old man was killed Thursday evening in a snowmobile crash on the Minnesota River between Montevideo and Wegdahl.

According to a news release from Chippewa County Sheriff Stacy Tufto, the crash was reported around 8:45 p.m. The man was traveling northwest on the river toward Montevideo when his snowmobile struck a tree stump protruding from the ice.

The man lost control of his snowmobile and was ejected. He was taken by ambulance to Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital and was pronounced dead.

Also responding were the Montevideo Police Department, State Patrol, Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Natural Resources and the Chippewa County-Montevideo Ambulance.