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Rottweiler attacks two girls in White Earth

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

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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