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Man killed in snowmobile crash near Tower

NEAR TOWER, MN -- A 51-year-old Coon Rapids man is dead after a snowmobile crash Thursday in St. Louis County.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a snowmobile crash that happened on the Arrowhead snowmobile trail, approximately 10 miles southwest of Tower, MN.

Daniel Cottew was traveling northbound on the trail when he veered off and struck a tree, according to the report.

Despite life-saving efforts at the scene by first responders, Cottew was pronounced dead.

Tower Fire & Ambulance, Vermilion Lake First Responders, U.S. Forest Service, Saint Louis County Rescue Squad, and North Memorial Air Care provided assistance in the response.

Ryan Haff

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