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Sunday briefing: Fergus Falls man injured in accident

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - A 24-year-old man was injured near here early Saturday morning after his vehicle ran off the road and into a slough. Kevin Michael Formo of Fergus Falls was traveling north on County Highway 88 south of 190th Avenue about 1 a.m.

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - A 24-year-old man was injured near here early Saturday morning after his vehicle ran off the road and into a slough.

Kevin Michael Formo of Fergus Falls was traveling north on County Highway 88 south of 190th Avenue about 1 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle.

The car left the road and submerged in a slough, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department.

A passerby who saw taillights stopped and called 911 after hearing shouting coming from the water.

Fergus Falls police officers threw Formo a rescue line and pulled him from the open water to the edge of the ice before firefighters arrived to pull him out.

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Formo was transported to Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls. He was listed in stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Saturday afternoon.

No citations were issued for the accident. An Adopt-a-Highway sign received an unknown amount of damage.

Autism conference

set in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - The Anne Carlsen Center for Children will hold a conference exploring technology and educational support tools for children and young adults with autism.

The CloserLook conference will be March 9-10 and is designed to benefit education professionals, therapists, families and caregivers.

The conference is $65 for people registering before Feb. 15 and $75 after Feb. 15.

A Make-n-Take session will kick off the event, giving participants a chance to create a sensory tool kit to aid in addressing communication and leisure skills while meeting sensory needs for students with autism. Individual tool kits will have visual, auditory and tactile items. There is a $25 materials fee for people attending this session.

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For more information, visit www.annecenter.org or call (800) 568-5175.

Wetterling to visit Moorhead Monday

U.S. Senate candidate Patty Wetterling will be at Concordia College from 11 a.m. to noon Monday.

She will meet with students, faculty and staff to discuss education and other issues in the Normandy Center, 901 8th St. S.

The event is open to the public. Wetterling is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Mark Dayton.

Schools compete

through blood drive

United Blood Services of Fargo and Dak-Minn Blood Bank of Grand Forks, N.D., coordinated a university blood drive competition between North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota last month.

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The "Compete for a Cause" drive invited both schools to recruit donors to donate blood from Oct. 17-21, with the winning school receiving a traveling trophy.

UND recruited 240 students and drew 186 units of blood while NDSU recruited 210 students, drawing 173 units of blood.

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