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Marny Xiong, St. Paul school board chairwoman, dies at 31 of COVID-19



Marny Xiong was elected to the St. Paul school board in 2017.

Marny Xiong, chairwoman of the St. Paul Board of Education, died Sunday of COVID-19, the first elected official in the state and one of the youngest Minnesotans to have been fatally stricken by the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Xiong, 31, had been critically ill for the past month. She was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with acute breathing distress on May 7, four days after she initially showed symptoms.

She was later transferred to the M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, where she spent several weeks in intensive care before her death.


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