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Falling tree kills woman near Vergas, Minn.

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Falling tree kills woman near Vergas, Minn.
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An 80-year-old woman is dead after a tree fell on her while she was cutting wood Saturday at a home near Vergas, Minn.

Florence Soland of Vergas was helping family members cut firewood when the tree fell on her.

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Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to 315th Avenue, west of Vergas, at around 3 p.m. on a report that the woman had been seriously injured. Soland was declared dead at the scene.

Vergas Rescue, Vergas Fire and Pelican Rapids Ambulance assisted with the incident.

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