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Man sentenced 52 years ago for northern Iowa crimes has died in prison

FORT MADISON — A man sent to prison for his involvement in a 1969 crime spree in northern Iowa has died in the Iowa State Penitentiary. According to Iowa court records, Elvin Gilroy was one of four men who broke out of a jail in St. Cloud, Minnesota in June of 1969. They stole a county car, ditched that vehicle and stole another car. They made their way south and robbed a grocery store in Spirit Lake, a filling station in Emmetsburg and the Fareway Store in Algona. Melvin Bay, the store manager in Algona, was shot during the robbery. He died ten days later.
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Minnesota Man Killed in Crash on Interstate 90

Fairmont, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Granada, MN man was killed following a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in western Minnesota Friday night. The State Patrol’s accident report indicates 72-year-old Gary Peterson was eastbound on Interstate 90 when his vehicle collided with another eastbound motorist. The report says Peterson was not buckled up.
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Man, 72, killed in crash on Interstate 90 in southern Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS -- A 72-year-old man died Friday in a crash on Interstate 90 in southern Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened shortly before 10 p.m. on the interstate's eastbound lanes near Fairmont Township, which is about 60 miles east of Worthington. Investigators say a Buick sedan crashed into a Chevrolet sedan. The driver of the Buick, Gary Roland Peterson of Granada, was killed. He was not wearing a seat belt. The other driver, a 45-year-old Iowa man, was hospitalized with injuries that were described as "non-life-threatening." Road conditions were dry at the time the crash.
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Estherville Garage Destroyed by Weekend Fire

Estherville, IA (KICD)—A garage in Estherville appears to have been destroyed by a fire that broke out over the weekend. Firefighters were called to 708 ½ 5th Avenue South around 10:45 Saturday evening. The caller told dispatchers the garage was already fully engulfed in flames with a police officer reporting siding was also starting to melt on another nearby structure.
ESTHERVILLE, IA
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Joan Resch, 80, of Spirit Lake

A Mass of Christian Burial for 80-year-old Joan Resch of Spirit Lake will be Wednesday, July 6th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spirit Lake with burial at St. Margaret’s Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Schuchert-Lentz Funeral...
SPIRIT LAKE, IA
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Careless use of fireworks often to blame for house fires

Large areas of Iowa remain abnormally dry or in moderate-to-severe drought, and Estherville Fire Chief Richard Beaver is urging Iowans to use extreme caution when it comes tonight’s fireworks shows in backyards and driveways. “It’s still dangerous,” Beaver says. “The best thing I can say is if you’re going...
ESTHERVILLE, IA
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Deadly Minnesota collision involves Forest City driver

MARTIN COUNTY, Minn. – A North Iowa driver is involved in a fatal collision in southern Minnesota. It happened just before 10 pm Friday on Interstate 90 in Martin County. The Minnesota State Patrol says Gary Roland Peterson, 72 of Granada, was heading east when he collided with the eastbound vehicle driven by Gerald Louis Stephan, 45 of Forest City, IA, near mile marker 106.
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Granada man killed in I-90 crash

A Granda man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on I-90 Friday night. Gary Roland Peterson, 72, was pronounced dead at the crash scene. A Minnesota State Patrol Crash report says Peterson’s Buick and a Chevy Cruze, both eastbound on I-90, collided shortly before 10 p.m. near Fairmont. Peterson...
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