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Fayetteville girl killed in sledding accident in Minnesota

Posted December 28, 2012

— A 10-year-old Fayetteville girl died Thursday in a sledding accident in central Minnesota, authorities said.

Deputies in Meeker County, which is west of Minneapolis, said Emmi Barbaro was thrown from a sled when it hit a stump. She died at a nearby hospital.

Authorities said Emmi and her family were visiting her maternal grandparents for the holidays. The children were under adult supervision while sledding.

Emmi was a student at Fayetteville Academy.

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