A horse that broke free from its pasture in Forest Lake needed to be rescued Wednesday after it fell through a neighbor's swimming pool cover into about three feet of water. Firefighters used an aerial ladder truck to lift the horse to safety.
Charges: Teen hid inside vehicle trunk after shooting man at compost site
Prosecutors believe the shooting was a targeted act.
Cody Fohrenkam found guilty of Deshaun Hill Jr.'s murder
The 15-year-old was fatally shot on Feb. 9, 2022.
Gov. Tim Walz proposes $3.3B for aging infrastructure
Walz's borrowing plan comes days after the release of his two-year state budget proposal.
Police: Sartell fire that left man, baby dead investigated as murder-suicide
Police found a four-month-old baby inside.
Authorities seek answers after dog found shot near Garfield, Minnesota
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Woman pleads guilty to 2003 murder of her baby, found on Mississippi River shore
The baby was found nearly 20 years ago.
Murder charge unsealed in man's killing outside Brooklyn Park market in 2021
Prosecutors have not indicated a motive.
Children's Theatre Company actors lose belongings in damaging house fire
The fire broke out Tuesday morning shortly after the dryer had been started.
Biden Admin. imposes 20-year mining ban near Boundary Waters
The moratorium is the maximum the Department of the Interior can implement without congressional approval.
Police identify 2 deputies shot by suspect in Winsted, Minnesota
The BCA is still investigating the incident.
Historic St. Paul building to be removed, put in storage after public outcry
The building was set to be demolished before community members spoke out against it.
Minnesota's COVID update for the week ending Tuesday, Jan. 24
Hospitalizations dipped for a second week in a row.
Neighbor who rescued man from frozen lake: "Something inside me took over."
When his wife heard a man calling for help, Dan Bauer grabbed a ladder and ran onto the ice of Lake Sarah. He helped rescue Steven Peterka, who had crashed through thin ice on his ATV and spent nearly half an hour in the icy water.
3 teens hailed as heroes after pool rescue
Twelve-year-old Marissa Metzler, of Troy, Wis., was doing a kickboard exercise in a swim club pool when her heart stopped and she lost consciousness, the River Falls Journal reports. Three quick-thinking and fast-acting teenage club mates rushed to her aid, and she survived.
6-year-old pulled from country club pool dies
A 6-year-old boy from St. Paul was pulled from a swimming pool Friday night at a Hopkins country club where he was celebrating at a birthday party, police say. Club employees performed CPR on the child, and an ambulance brought the boy to the Hennepin County Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. The Associated Press reports the death has been ruled an accident.
Several hurt in Forest Lake deck collapse
An estimated six to eight people were hurt in a 12-foot deck collapse at a home in Forest Lake Saturday night, authorities with the Washington County Sheriff's Office say. The deck was reportedly loaded with more than two-dozen people who gathered for a photo when it collapsed. The extent of their injuries remains unclear.
Minnesota boy uses mortgage payment for pool admission
When 5-year-old Brandon Chartrand, of Farmington, went into his mother’s purse to find the $4 he needed to get into a local pool, he found the family's $1,400 cash mortgage payment and stuffed it all in his swim trunks. An alert pool cashier notified his parents that their son was trying to gain admission with huge wads of cash.
While moose are vanishing from the forest, they're thriving on the prairie
Biologists are looking at what might account for the success of moose on the North Dakota prairie, while their Minnesota forest cousins are disappearing. One theory is that diseases carried by forest parasites are not found on the prairie.
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