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Grand Rapids woman dies in ATV accident east of Bemidji

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BEMIDJI -- A 36-year-old Grand Rapids woman was killed in an ATV accident Monday morning east of Bemidji.

According to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office, the accident occurred just before 10 a.m. Monday on Scenic Highway NE (County Road 39) just north of Birchmont Beach Road NE approximately 22 miles east of Bemidji in Moose Lake Township.

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The woman was riding the ATV and became pinned underneath it after it rolled, officials said. Beltrami County deputies, Leech Lake Ambulance and Leech Lake Tribal officers and the Minnesota State Patrol all responded to the call. Sanford AirMED and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to the scene, as well, but lifesaving efforts were not successful, the sheriff's office said. The woman's name is being withheld until all family members are notified.

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