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Woodbury woman dies after falling down stairs in Cannon Falls bar

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A 47-year-old bar patron died after falling down a flight of stairs in a Cannon Falls bar last Wednesday afternoon.

Lori McPherson, of Woodbury, Minn., fell down a flight of steps leading to the basement of Chuggers Bar, 104 S. Fourth St., Cannon Falls Police Chief Jeff McCormick said.

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"We don't know what prompted the selection of the stairway to the basement," McCormick said. The basement is normally only used by bar employees, he added.

Police are investigating the cause of the fall and are awaiting autopsy results, McCormick said.

"It does not appear to be related to the actions of another person," McCormick said.

McPherson was transported by ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls and was later airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

St. Mary's staff determined McPherson was deceased on arrival.

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