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Hibbing High School students (from left) Emily Brownell, 17; Jacque Laliberte, 17; and Melissa Brownlee, 18, drop rose petals Sunday at the scene of a Saturday night crash in Toivola that killed two classmates, Kelsey Perkins and Lindsey Gonzalez. "They could just walk in a room and make everyone feel better," said Brownell, a senior. (Andrew Krueger /

Community mourns 2 Hibbing teens killed in crash

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TOIVOLA -- Hibbing High School students plan to wear black Monday in memory of Kelsey Perkins and Lindsey Gonzalez, two friends who died in a rollover crash Saturday evening just weeks shy of graduation.


But as classmates gathered this afternoon at the scene of the crash near Toivola, some mused that neon colors might be more fitting to celebrate the lives of two girls who loved to have fun.

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