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Sheriff: DNR Conservation Officer drowns near Pine City

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer has died after an incident on Cross Lake in Pine City Friday evening.

The Pine County Sheriff’s office says the officer and county deputies responded to a call about a possible body spotted in the lake at about 7:45 p.m. The officer and a deputy went out onto the lake in a DNR boat but were somehow thrown into the water a few minutes later.

CeCe Gaines

Multimedia Journalist

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