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Man dies in Itasca County snowmobile accident

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DULUTH -- A 61-year-old man died from injuries suffered in a snowmobile accident Sunday afternoon.

The Itasca County Sheriff's Department identified the victim as John Gale Burns of Lakeville.

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According to Itasca County Sheriff Pat Medure, the accident was reported at 12:09 p.m. and took place on the north end of the City of Squaw Lake off of State Highway 46, approximately 4½ miles east of the state highway on a snowmobile trail. Burns was heading north on the trail when the snowmobile he was driving left the trail and hit a tree. He died at the scene.

The sheriff's office was assisted at the scene by the Squaw Lake Fire Department, Squaw Lake First Responders and the Deer River Ambulance Service.

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