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MINNESOTA NEWS BRIEFS: Edina author dies of cancer

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EDINA, Minn. - A top selling author from Minnesota has died.  Forty-seven-year-old Vince Flynn of Edina passed away this morning at a Twin Cities hospital after losing a long battle with prostate cancer. 

Flynn has authored 14 political thrillers centered around the character of Mitch Rapp, an undercover CIA agent.  Many of his novels have made it to the New York Times bestseller list.  Flynn was reportedly working on his 15th novel.  He leaves behind a wife and three children.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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