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Minnesota

Vehicle slides down embankment, kills man who was fishing

MORRIS, Minn. (AP) — A man who was fishing in western Minnesota was killed when he was struck by a vehicle that veered off a parked pickup truck and plunged down an embankment.

The Stevens County Sherriff’s Office says 32-year-old Nicholas Hervin, of Morris, was fishing on Long Lake Wednesday evening when he was struck by a vehicle driven by 40-year-old Joshua Dewald, of Brooten.

The release says Dewald had been driving east on County Road 10 when he drifted into the westbound lane and hit the parked pickup. That caused Dewald’s vehicle to slide sideways down the embankment.

Hervin died at a local hospital. Authorities said Dewald was arrested on several outstanding warrants.

The case remains under investigation.

Price of housing in Twin Cities rising

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The price of housing in the seven-county Twin Cities region is more expensive than cities such as Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee and St. Louis, Missouri, according to a newly released report using U.S. Census Bureau data.

The Family Housing Fund study indicated the region is on a path to becoming as costly as Denver or Seattle, Minnesota Public Radio News reported.

The report found that there is a substantial lack of housing in the Twin Cities to accommodate a burgeoning workforce, which could impact economic progress over time.