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Bemidji man dies after boom lift touches power line

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BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — A Bemidji man is dead after the boom lift he was operating touched a power line.

Police Chief Mike Mastin says police, firefighters and ambulance workers were called at 11 a.m. Thursday to Acme Tools in Bemidji for a medical emergency.

The 49-year-old man was taken to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The man's name was not immediately released.

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