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Woman rescued after falling into abandoned mine pit in Chisholm

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CHISHOLM -- A 29-year-old woman was airlifted to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth after falling about 70 to 80 feet down an embankment into an abandoned mining operation on the eastern edge of Chisholm on Monday.

Chisholm authorities were notified of the fallen woman shortly after 3 p.m. They called in the Hibbing Fire Department for assistance with a technical rope rescue.

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