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One-vehicle accident
A semi was involved in a single-vehicle accident late Monday morning on Highway 52, just south of Fillmore County Road 17, just within Preston city limits. Fillmore County Communications dispatched Fillmore County deputies, the Preston police chief, Preston Fire and Rescue and Preston Ambulance. State Patrol was also dispatching state troopers. The accident was found to be a single vehicle (tractor/trailer combination) accident, in which a semi was traveling south on Highway 52. The vehicle had left the roadway on the opposite side of the highway. The driver, who was identified as 28-year-old Peter Burhite of Isanti, Minn., was transported to Saint Marys Hospital for injuries. His condition is unknown at this time. Minnesota Department of Transportation workers were also assisting with accident scene management. The accident is being investigated by the Minnesota State Patrol. COURTESY OF FILLMORE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
The 2015 Miss Harmony and her attendants were crowned on Saturday evening. In front is Little Miss Harmony Mara Schwarz. In back are Miss Harmony Gabrielle Shupe, First Attendant and Miss Congeniality Laura Donney and Second Attendant Lexie Dols.  MELISSA VANDER PLAS/NEWS LEADER
The 2015 Miss Harmony and her attendants were crowned on Saturday evening. In front is Little Miss Harmony Mara Schwarz. In back are Miss Harmony Gabrielle Shupe, First Attendant and Miss Congeniality Laura Donney and Second Attendant Lexie Dols. MELISSA VANDER PLAS/NEWS LEADER
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Wednesday, July 01, 2015 8:09 AM

Gabrielle Shupe is a senior at Fillmore Central. As a young person, she carries many titles: student, athlete, musician, community volunteer, photographer, church member and now, Miss Harmony.

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