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Published September 06, 2011, 08:32 AM

Minnesota police chief dies after boat capsizes

MORRIS, Minn. (AP) — Divers in west-central Minnesota have recovered the body of a local police chief who went missing after his boat capsized in a Stevens County lake.

MORRIS, Minn. (AP) — Divers in west-central Minnesota have recovered the body of a local police chief who went missing after his boat capsized in a Stevens County lake.

Rescuers recovered the body of 50-year-old Donald Heikkinen (HY'-kin-in) on Monday about 4 p.m. He was the police chief in nearby Hancock.

The sheriff's office received a 911 call late Sunday night reporting that a boat had capsized on Long Lake. A KARE-TV report (http://bit.ly/pTd4SS ) says six people were on board but only five made it back to shore.

Sheriff Randy Willis tells The Associated Press it's too early to know whether alcohol was a factor. He says the body was being sent to Ramsey County for an autopsy.

Long Lake is about eight miles east of Morris in Stevens County.

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