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Benedict Man Dies In Logging Accident

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 50-year-old man is dead after being struck by a large tree that had fallen from a logging boom.

Police say the man, from Benedict, Minn., was transported to the Cass Lake Indian Health Services, where he was pronounced dead. The incident occurred around 2:51 p.m. Tuesday in Pike Bay Township, south of the Nary Road.

The victim’s name is being withheld, pending family notification.

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