Two young girls seriously burned in a campfire explosion at a campground near the southeastern Minnesota town of Houston last month are on the mend. Chloe Langen, 4, has been upgraded from critical to serious condition at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, and Annabelle Heyer, 4, is in fair condition at University Hospital's burn center in Madison, Wis.
Evacuations underway after explosion, fire on U of M campus
Evacuations are in effect on campus after an underground explosion and fire Thursday afternoon.
‘Terrible prank’ during tornado drill causes scare at Hopkins High School
The school principal said the incident brought armed police to the school and "understandably caused some scholars anxiety."
Woman admits to role in St. Paul man's gruesome murder
A 32-year-old Duluth woman has taken a plea deal in the case of a 34-year-old St. Paul man's murder.
'Living nightmare’ alleged at Savage, Minn. rabbit sanctuary
"Peacebunny Cottage" is now the subject of an animal cruelty investigation.
Tractor tips on embankment, killing man in Kandiyohi County
The tractor reportedly tipped and fell on top of the man, pinning him underneath.
Sloane Martin teams with Mike Golic Jr. for college football broadcasts
Martin, 33, lives in Minnesota and continues to climb the sports broadcasting ladder.
Minnesota radio legend Tom Barnard set to leave KQRS
Barnard says he's not retiring.
Delta pilots picket at MSP Airport amid mass issues in airline industry
The picket is one of several nationwide.
St. Paul plans to extend $500 payments to low-income families
The expansion would give more than 300 families a monthly payment of $500.
Use of car seat in crash that killed child still under investigation
The mother of the child was treated for injuries not considered to be life-threatening.
Hundreds raise $8K for young girls burned in SE Minn. campfire explosion
Residents from Houston and Money Creek township in southeastern Minnesota gave $8,000 at a fundraiser Saturday for two girls severely burned in a campfire explosion last month. Chloe Langen, 4, and Annabelle Heyer, 5, suffered burns over half their bodies June 29 after an adult poured accelarant on a campfire at Money Creek campground.
Campfire explosion injures 4 children in southern Minnesota
Four children were injured in a campfire explosion Friday night at the Money Creek Haven Campground in Houston. Authorities said the accident was caused by an adult who poured an accelerant on a smoldering campfire. A 4-year-old girl was airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, while the other three -- one by air -- were taken to a La Crosse, Wis., hospital.
DNR lifting campfire restrictions across Minnesota
The Department of Natural Resources says recent rains, cool weather and higher humidity are making it less likely for campfires to cause wildfires.
5 teens injured in Wisc. fireworks explosion
Five teenagers from Sparta, Wisconsin were sent to the hospital with severe burns after a large firework exploded in their vehicle. Investigators say the group of 17-year-old boys were throwing lit fireworks from the car early Monday morning when one went off inside. All the boys were sent to nearby hospitals. Their conditions have not been released.
Woman found dead in burned car had Minnesota plates
Investigators in western Wisconsin are trying to unravel a mystery in a case they are treating as a homicide. The burned car was found Sept. 18, north of Norwalk, Wis. Investigators have determined the victim was not the owner of the 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix with Minnesota license plates.
Man in shower survives house explosion
Peter Hansen, 67, had just mowed his lawn and ducked inside his Vergas home to take a shower, which might have been the safest place for him given what happened next. Hansen made a remarkable escape after an explosion brought his burning home crumbling down around him.
Maple Grove students hospitalized with burns suffered during class
Four students at Maple Grove Junior High were hospitalized Thursday morning after a failed science experiment involving flammable gas. The students suffered burns ranging from mild to severe.
School changes policy after Maple Grove students burned
KARE-11 says the Osseo School District has changed their science experiment policy a day after a chemical explosion during a class demonstration left four Maple Grove Middle School students with severe burns.
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