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Horse throws rider in central Minn.

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EDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — A woman is critically injured in a horse-riding accident in central Minnesota.

Stearns County authorities say 37-year-old Rebecca Chiado of Richmond was thrown off the horse when it bucked.

The sheriff’s office says Chiado fell headfirst onto the roadway. She was in critical condition Tuesday night at St. Cloud Hospital.

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