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HMS education assistant dies

Hudson Middle School education assistant Cindy Harwell passed away at Regions Hospital on May 5 following an extended illness.

Harwell, 53, had been working at the middle school for about a year. Associate Principal Jim Dalluhn said despite her health issues, Harwell enjoyed coming to work and spending time with the students.

Harwell is survived by her husband Bob of River Falls and her children, Tamar Land of Hudson, Payton Harwell of River Falls, Lamar Land of Chicago and step-daughter Janessa Keller of Blaine, Minn.

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