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Published May 02, 2012, 03:49 PM

Officials identify bodies found in Nisswa fire

NISSWA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two people whose bodies were found at a house fire near Nisswa.

NISSWA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two people whose bodies were found at a house fire near Nisswa.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office says the victims are 56-year-old Kenneth Alan Ponsness, and 57-year-old Kathleen Marie Ponsness.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office is determining how they died.

Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl tells the Brainerd Dispatch (http://bit.ly/JJjWy8 ) that authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.

It happened Monday morning in Lake Edward Township near Nisswa. Officials arrived to find the one-story house and unattached garage on fire.

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Information from: The Daily Dispatch, http://www.brainerddispatch.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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