525 crashes, 103 DWIs on Minn. roads over Thanksgiving holiday

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A Minnesota State Patrol official says there were more than 500 crashes on state roadways from Wednesday to Sunday:

There were two fatalities, including an 87-year-old Pelican Rapids woman, whose car went off the road and into icy water Friday afternoon.

Jesse Tollackson of Dawson, Minn., 29, died in a head-on crash Wednesday night near Clara City, Minn., Fox 9 reports.

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