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Girl dies after crash while learning snowmobile safety

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A 13-year-old Osceola girl died at Regions Hospital in St. Paul Sunday, a day after suffering injuries when a snow machine she was riding as part of a snowmobile safety class struck a wall in the Osceola High School parking lot Saturday morning.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials identified the girl as Sarah Thorsland.

She received immediate medical attention on the scene and was later airlifted to Regions where she died Sunday afternoon.

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Steve Dzubay
Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer since 1995. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.
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