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ME: 2 children drowned, mother’s death a suicide in Zimmerman, Minn.

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ZIMMERMAN, Minn. (AP) — A medical examiner’s report has revealed more about the deaths of a mother and her two young children in eastern Minnesota.

Sherburne County sheriff’s officials say autopsies determined the deaths of 7-year-old Josephine Shields and her 6-year-old brother Nolan are due to drowning and that their mother, Stephanie Shields, likely committed suicide.

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