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Rottweiler attacks two girls in White Earth

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WHITE EARTH, Minn. (AP) -- Two teenage girls are recovering after being attacked by a 110-pound Rottweiler in White Earth in northwest Minnesota.

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It happened before dawn Thursday at one of the housing projects on the White Earth Indian Reservation.

Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon said a 15-year-old girl suffered severe injuries and was taken to a hospital in Fargo, N.D., for emergency surgery.

A 16-year-old girl was treated and released from a Detroit Lakes hospital.

Acting White Earth Police Chief Mike Laroque said the dog was loose and that the owner showed up shortly after the attack, which happened outside a house in the project.

The attack lasted up to five minutes, until a White Earth tribal officer arrived and killed the dog when it turned on the officer. Authorities did not reveal how the girls came in contact with the dog.

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Pioneer staff reports
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