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Crash in roadside ditch kills MN man

DE GRAFF, Minn. -- A Benson man died Wednesday, Jan. 5, after suffering injuries in a snowmobile crash.

According to the Swift County Sheriff's Office, 30-year-old Nicholas Edwards died at Swift County-Benson Hospital.

Edwards had been driving a snowmobile southbound in the western ditch of County Road 31, just north of De Graff.

Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, he crashed the snowmobile into a drainage ditch, the Swift County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

The Benson Police Department, Benson Ambulance and Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and rendered emergency aid.

Edwards was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Steve Wagner

As Forum Communications' director of content, Steve Wagner serves as the point person for content strategy and projects for the company's 30-plus newspapers. He oversees operations of Forum News Service, a regional wire provider to more than 100 newspapers, and guides newsroom collaboration between The Forum newspaper and WDAY TV.  Wagner also conducts training related to content, reporting and newsroom advancement. Previously, he served as editor at the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald and Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer, and worked in writing and editing roles at The Forum, where he won numerous awards for news reporting.

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