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MINNESOTA NEWS BRIEFS: Teen dies in swimming accident near Canadian border

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DULUTH - A 14-year-old boy is dead after a swimming accident on Rainy Lake in Voyageur's National Park, in St. Louis County near the Canadian border.


Sheriff's Deputies say the teen was among a group of people touring the lake by houseboat. The boy died at a Duluth hospital shortly after arriving. Neither his name nor the exact circumstances surrounding the accident that led to the death have been released.


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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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