Skip to main content

Facebook a lifeline when former MN couple needs help in remote Alaska homestead

Duane and Rena Ose left a remote homestead in Yellow Medicine County for an even more isolated one north of Mt. McKinley in Alaska. Beyond the range of cell phones, they turned to Facebook for help diagnosing Rena's pain that turned out to be a heart attack. A Facebook friend they've never met chartered a plane to get them to help.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Duane and Rena Ose left a remote homestead in Yellow Medicine County for an even more isolated one north of Mt. McKinley in Alaska. Beyond the range of cell phones, they turned to Facebook for help diagnosing Rena's pain that turned out to be a heart attack. A Facebook friend they've never met chartered a plane to get them to help.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-05-26 at 10.28.52 AM

2 years since George Floyd's killing, Biden signs exec order on policing

The signing comes on the second anniversary of Floyd's murder by police in south Minneapolis.

earlyseason

Lutsen Mountains owner to buy Michigan ski resort

The Skinner family has operated alpine ski areas in the Midwest for 60 years.

covid

Mayo Clinic, CDC address concerns over monkeypox in the US

The CDC does not currently think there is a significant threat to the general public.

police tape

Charges: Man killed brother, left body in homemade camper for 7 months

James Robert Hess, 48, faces second-degree murder charges for the death of his 52-year-old brother, William Harold Hess Jr.

storm

Minnesota forecast: Hot, humid and severe storm chances

Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard says right now the best chance for storms looks like Sunday/Sunday night.

Thai Cultural Council of Minnesota

Minnesota's biggest Thai festival to be hosted in front of State Capitol

The Thai New Year, or Songkran, is one of the most celebrated holidays in Thailand.

police tape, crime scene

Man dies after being shot in the head in St. Cloud

Investigators believe the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.

USATSI_18349907

Uvalde school massacre: MN Democrats call for action, Republicans prayers

The tragedy in Texas has sparked different reactions from Minnesota's congressional delegation.

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

St. Cloud man fires shot at police in hours-long standoff, surrenders

Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 37, was arrested just before 4 p.m. Tuesday after he surrendered.

New baby zebra at the Como Zoo.

St. Paul's Como Zoo welcomes new baby zebra

The baby is yet to be named, and the zoo is planning an event for visitors to help with the decision.

Screen Shot 2022-05-25 at 11.06.51 AM

Pilfered peony plant prompts police probe

The peony, named Patrick, was taken from Wayzata City Hall gardens.

Related

Facebook turns to Target to prove its ads are effective

A study from Internet research firm comScore suggests advertising on the social-networking platform may help boost sales. The study found people who are friends or fans of Target on Facebook were 21 percent more likely to shop at the Minneapolis-based discount retailer than those not exposed to the company's messages.

Facebook deluged with back-to-school photos

Beaming Minnesota parents uploaded a staggering number of back-to-school images of their children to Facebook on Tuesday, the Pioneer Press noted. As social media continue to grow and expand, it may be that more and more parents are carefully posing that perfect shot of their well-scrubbed kids – and quickly posting it to the Internet.

Target promotion uses Facebook to determine school donations

Target is giving away $2.5 million to schools, and if you want some for your school, you'll need to vote. The Minneapolis-based discounter unveiled a Facebook voting promotion last week that will award any K-12 school a $25 Target gift card for every 25 Facebook votes the school receives. Any Facebook user can vote – but only once each week. The campaign ends Sept. 8.

Man kicks in door after Facebook flap

A Moorhead man is accused of kicking in a door because he was upset that his ex-girlfriend deleted him from Facebook and he was no longer able to view pictures of their daughter.

Brooklyn Park man "Facebook"ed for damage of property

Police arrested 28-year-old Daniel Steven Magadanz after he posted a profile pictures of himself on Facebook standing on top of a squad car. The incident left the police car with $1000 of damages and happened at a Holiday Station store several weeks ago in Champlin.