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Minnesota man fatally struck by shrapnel at party

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

RUSHFORD, Minn. (AP) — A southeastern Minnesota man has died after he was accidentally struck by shrapnel during a bachelor-bachelorette party west of Rushford.

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Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen says 47-year-old Jeffrey Taylor of Utica was tending cattle with his two sons on his property when they were invited to the party at a home on the same property.

Jensen says some of the people at the party were shooting at "explosive targets for fun." Just before 9 p.m. Saturday, someone shot at a target as Taylor and others watched. Taylor was apparently hit in the abdomen by the shrapnel.

Taylor collapsed and was driven to a nearby location where a Rushford ambulance and a Mayo Clinic helicopter were waiting. The Post-Bulletin reports he was pronounced dead at that location.

Authorities are investigating.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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