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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Minnesota family sues city after tree kills woman

  • The family of an Eden Prairie woman who was killed by a falling tree has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.
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  • The family of an Eden Prairie woman who was killed by a falling tree has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.
    The Star Tribune reports the family of 56-year-old Nina Mackay says in a Hennepin County lawsuit the city didn't properly inspect and remove the roughly 90-year-old basswood tree. It struck and killed Mackay when she was walking her dogs in July 2013.
    City Attorney Joseph Nilan says in a filed response that the city isn't liable and the case should be dismissed. He cites a state statute that cities aren't liable for parks and recreation maintenance issues.
    The city has acknowledged the tree was compromised by decay and had a rotten cavity. It said there were no outwards signs the tree was a problem.

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