Minnesota

SE Minnesota man charged in

fatal hit-and-run buggy crash

LANESBORO, Minn. (AP) — A 24-year-old man is charged with criminal vehicular homicide in a hit-and-run crash with an Amish buggy in southeastern Minnesota that killed one man and injured two others.

Connor Keene of Canton was charged Tuesday with four felony counts, including causing a traffic death while under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of a fatal crash.

Authorities identified the man who died as 21-year-old William Stutzman, of rural Harmony. Two of Stutzman’s brothers, ages 17 and 19, were hurt when the driver hit the buggy on a road in Fillmore County Friday.

Authorities say Keene abandoned his car and was found in a nearby hayfield. According to the complaint, a breath sample indicated Keene’s blood-alcohol content was 0.184 percent, more than twice Minnesota’s legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Keene’s attorney, Zach Bauer, declined comment.

Minnesota State Fair sets new

attendance record

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota State Fair organizers say this year’s event attracted a record number of people.

More than 2 million people visited the Great Minnesota Get Together which concluded its 12-day run on Labor Day. The fair set an all-time single day attendance record on Saturday with more than 270,000 visitors.

The number of 2018 visitors broke record attendance of about 1,997,000 set last year.

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