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A 54-year-old Rice, Minn., man drowned in a quarry connected by a channel to the Mississippi River. The victim was fishing with friends near the quarry just west of the river when he fell into deeper water, according to the St. Cloud Police Department. He was crossing the water-filled quarry to get to a sandbar, witnesses told police. Police and firefighters were called to the area, and the body was found underwater about an hour later. (Source: Associated Press)