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Medical report: Cottage Grove newborn's death 'accidental' when mother fell asleep on boy

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A 3-week-old infant died Tuesday in Cottage Grove when his sleeping mother suffocated him, according to police and an initial autopsy report.

The newborn's death, while initially ruled accidental, is being investigated by police. The case will be reviewed by the Washington County Attorney's Office for possible criminal charges.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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