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Published May 17, 2013, 11:00 AM

Forest Service contractor killing by falling tree

ELY, Minn. (AP) — A man working for the U.S. Forest Service has been killed by a falling tree in northeastern Minnesota.

ELY, Minn. (AP) — A man working for the U.S. Forest Service has been killed by a falling tree in northeastern Minnesota.

Lake County sheriff's officials say the 59-year-old Wayzata man was cutting down trees near Ely Thursday afternoon when he wasn't able to get out of the way of a falling tree.

WDIO-TV reports the man was pronounced dead at the hospital in Ely. He has not been identified.

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