Dogs, cat rescued after arsonist sets Minn. animal hospital on fire

Police say five dogs and a cat were rescued from an animal hospital that was intentionally set on fire Sunday morning in North Branch. Firefighters from North Branch, Harris, Rush City and Stacy worked to put out blaze.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Police said five dogs and a cat were rescued from an animal hospital that was intentionally set on fire Sunday morning in North Branch, The Associated Press reported.

Firefighters from North Branch, Harris, Rush City and Stacy worked to put out blaze at the North Branch Veterinary Hospital at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, which the state fire marshal determined was a case of arson.

The animals rescued from the facility were uninjured.

Next Up

Russell Wilson

Vikings fans should REALLY hope Russell Wilson doesn't go to the Bears

Wilson has a 6-0 record against Minnesota and could be on his way to the NFC North.

Ostroushko

Celebrated Minnesota musician Peter Ostroushko dies

Ostroushko, who learned his craft in the Ukrainian community of Northeast Minneapolis, had a versatile career including performances with popular artists and orchestras

Costco_Wholesale_Store_(34635636926)

Costco will bump its minimum wage to $16 next week

The company, which has 12 stores in Minnesota, is pushing ahead of retailers Target and Amazon with its new minimum wage

Seth Green/Gopher Football

Gophers wildcat QB Seth Green announces decision to transfer

Green will have immediate eligibility as a graduate transfer.

Minneapolis skyline

Minneapolis pays 3 times more than it receives in state funds, new report says

This report comes as state lawmakers are debating proposals opponents say would "bail out" the state's largest city.

Kirk Cousins

Coller: Is Kirk Cousins' contract extension helping or hurting the Vikings?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

University of minnesota sign

U of M gets $5M donation for new center to address racial inequality in healthcare

Using a donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the School of Public Health will work to address racial disparities in healthcare.

Bong Bridge, Duluth

Charges: Fugitive led police on 100 mph chase, jumped off highway bridge to escape

He was arrested later after he was spotted by a security guard.

Related

Father and teenage sons rescued after boat capsizes in central Minn. lake

Three hunters including two teenage boys were rescued from the cold shore of Little Rock Lake, about 15 miles north of St. Cloud, after their boat capsized. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says they received a call from 42-year-old Tamara Caruso of Minneapolis, who said she was unable to reach her husband, Frank Caruso, and two boys.

Man's work to control feral cats lands him in court

Many cities have adopted a "trap-neuter-release" program to stop feral cat populations from growing. Doug Edge, of North St. Paul, was participating in that program when the city took him to court for allowing cats to roam at large and failing to license the animals. Edge says both the defense and prosecution applauded his work, and the judge dismissed the case, but it still cost him thousands in legal fees.

Animal rescue owner charged after 64 cats found dead at home

The 25-year-old is facing 13 counts of animal mistreatment.

Legal fight emerges over condo that allows cats, but not 'companion dog'

A big legal battle has been launched against the Calhoun-Isles Condominium Association, which allows cats and small birds in their condos, but not dogs. At odds with the association is Diane Orenstein, who can't have her "companion dog" live with her at her condo, despite recommendations from her psychologist and her social worker.

Austin cat shelter downsizing after citation

The director of Cats Off Broadway is being cited for having too many cats. The Austin Daily Herald reports Mary Draayer has about 30 cats at her out-of-home shelter. She's being charged with violating a city ordinance that says animal shelters must be 500 feet or more away from residential areas. The director told the newspaper she plans to continue operating her shelter, but wants to downsize.