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BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in southern Minnesota say a 76-year-old woman and her 50-year-old daughter died in their home around the same time of medical problems.

Preliminary autopsy results indicate that the mother, Arlene Jolson, died from complications of a heart-related condition. Her daughter, Kristi Jolson, coincidentally died within the same period of a brain aneurism.

The Freeborn County sheriff’s office says Arlene Jolson died on the first floor of the house she shared with her daughter near Blooming Prairie. Kristi Jolson’s body was discovered in an upstairs bedroom.

Carbon monoxide poisoning was eliminated as a cause of death.

The bodies were discovered Tuesday. Sheriff’s deputies were called to check on someone there who had not shown up for work for two straight days.

The sheriff’s office says the investigation is closed.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WCCO-TV’s Lindsey Seavert Reports

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