Trooper's car hits, kills 2 horses

Trooper Stephen C. Willert, of Rochester, was headed to Northfield in response to a call about an armed robbery with shots fired just after 3 a.m. Monday, the Red Wing Republican Eagle reports. He was on Highway 57 roughly 60 miles southeast of the Twin Cities when he struck and killed two horses that were on the road. He was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
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Trooper Stephen C. Willert, of Rochester, was headed to Northfield in response to a call about an armed robbery with shots fired just after 3 a.m. Monday, the Red Wing Republican Eagle reports. He was on Highway 57 roughly 60 miles southeast of the Twin Cities when he struck and killed two horses that were on the road. He was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

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