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St.Paul hunter dies in Beltrami County after falling from deer stand

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

A 72-year-old St. Paul man died Saturday morning after he fell from a deer stand in Beltrami County.

According to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office:

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Gene Arthur Berthiaume fell from a deer stand 15 feet up in Woodrow Township in rural Beltrami County near Saum. The incident was reported at 11:09 a.m.

Another member of Berthiaume's party was hunting nearby.

Berthiaume was declared dead at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.

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