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Published October 18, 2010, 02:35 PM

Hunter Accidentally Kills Self in Western MN

A hunter from Minneapolis is dead after he accidentally shot himself while hunting in western Minnesota.

By: Associated Press,

MORRIS, Minn. (AP) — A hunter from Minneapolis is dead after he accidentally shot himself while hunting in western Minnesota.

The Stevens County sheriff's office says 68-year-old Kent Bank went out alone about 3 p.m. Saturday to hunt for pheasant in Swan Lake Township.

Fellow hunters reported Bank missing about 7:20 p.m. About an hour later authorities found him dead with a shotgun wound to the abdomen.

Sheriff Randy Willis tells the Star Tribune Bank apparently stumbled, then his gun discharged.

An autopsy is pending.

Minnesota's pheasant season opened Saturday.

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