At least 2 Minnesotans killed during deer hunting opener

Authorities in Beltrami County say a 72-year-old hunter fell from his stand in northwestern Minnesota. An 84-year-old hunter in St. Louis County died when his clothing caught fire while he was trying to light a heater in his deer stand.
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Authorities in Beltrami County say a 72-year-old hunter fell from his stand in northwestern Minnesota. An 84-year-old hunter in St. Louis County died when his clothing caught fire while he was trying to light a heater in his deer stand.

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