Study: More Iron Range mesothelioma deaths found, bringing total to 82

The Duluth News Tribune reports state health officials found more than a dozen additional cases by checking death records in other states for former Iron Range residents who moved out of Minnesota.
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The Duluth News Tribune reports state health officials found more than a dozen additional cases by checking death records in other states for former Iron Range residents who moved out of Minnesota.

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