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Man killed by falling tree in Lake County is identified

A 59-year-old Wayzata, Minn., man died from injuries suffered Thursday afternoon when a tree he was felling landed on him. The Lake County Sheriff's Office identified him this afternoon as Douglas Raymond Harris. The accident occurred on Birch La...

A 59-year-old Wayzata, Minn., man died from injuries suffered Thursday afternoon when a tree he was felling landed on him.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office identified him this afternoon as Douglas Raymond Harris. The accident occurred on Birch Lake Road just north of the Birch Lake Campground and was reported at 12:42 Thursday afternoon.

The Lake and St. Louis county sheriff's offices, local first responders and Ely Ambulance were called to the scene. Harris, who was working as a contract employee for the Superior National Forest, was transported to Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

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