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LOCAL UPDATE: Holiday accidents

Holiday accidents: Two Minnesota highway accidents July 3 left a Crookston man with minor injuries and the authorities with some unanswered questions.

Holiday accidents: Two Minnesota highway accidents July 3 left a Crookston man with minor injuries and the authorities with some unanswered questions.

Matthew Baril, 18, Crookston, was injured Tuesday night while driving on Highway 75, one to two miles North of Climax, Minn., when he swerved and rolled his car into the ditch, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report. Baril was trying to avoid some bee boxes that fell out of a trailer pulled by the 1997 Ford pickup driven by Peter Vigness, 25, Nielsville, Minn. The accident happened about 10:30 p.m.

Earlier in the day, about 2:30 a.m., a 2002 Ford pickup failed to navigate a curve on Highway 220, 10 miles north of East Grand Forks, and rolled. The three individuals at the scene all denied driving the pickup, according to a state patrol report.

The accident was reported to the highway patrol with two occupants. Initially, two individuals were found in the vicinity, but both denied being the driver. A third person later was found near the scene, but that individual also denied driving the pickup.

The Polk County Sheriff and East Grand Forks Police assisted at the scene. The names, ages and hometowns of the three individuals were not released. Their identities and accident details remain under investigation.

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Medal of Honor: The North Dakota Medal of Honor Memorial was dedicated Wednesday in Minot, about eight months after ground was broken on Veterans Day.

The memorial commemorates recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor. There are 19 people from North Dakota or stationed in North Dakota who have received the Medal of Honor.

The monument in Minot's Roosevelt Park features three 40-foot concrete pillars surrounded by 10-foot pillars representing medal recipients with North Dakota ties.

The monument cost about $250,000. The 2005 Legislature approved $35,000 for the effort.

- Herald staff and wire reports

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