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FAIRMONT, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Human Services has revoked the license of a Northrop daycare provider after an infant died in her care in September.

The state’s investigation found Cindi Tomlinson was responsible for neglect, but not for the child’s death. The Fairmont Sentinel reports criminal charges were not filed because the infant died from an undiagnosed illness.

Tomlinson told officers the child was napping, and found not breathing and wedged against the side of the crib with a blanket around her face. CPR was started, but officials estimate it took between 35 and 55 minutes to call 911.

Cindi’s husband, Paul Tomlinson, says 911 was called in about five minutes. The Tomlinsons did not appeal because Cindi stopped providing daycare. Paul Tomlinson says it was heart-wrenching.

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