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11 saved when houseboat tips on MIssissippi River


DRESBACH, Minn. (AP) -- Eleven people have been rescued after a houseboat tipped over on the Mississippi River near Dresbach. 

The La Crosse Tribune reports six people were taken to a hospital, but all were expected to live. The other five did not need medical treatment. 

Everyone on the boat has been accounted for. 

Authorities say a preliminary investigation shows the boat may have lost power on Monday evening, then was swept into the rollers at Lock and Dam No. 7. 

A family of four drowned in 2007 when their boat lost power in the same area. 

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