McGREGOR, Minn. - An 80-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman died Sunday, March 31, in a house fire in Shamrock Township north of McGregor in Aitkin County, Aitkin County Sheriff Dan Guida reported.

The house fire was reported at 11:10 p.m., according to a news release from the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office. Deputies and firefighters with the McGregor Fire Department discovered the victims after responding to the fire.

The names of the victims are being withheld until family members are notified, Guida reported. The sheriff's office and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating. No further information about the fire was reported.

McGregor is about 50 miles northeast of Brainerd.

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