The 57-year-old was riding his ATV on Lake Sarah Saturday morning when he drove into open water. Two men heard the man yelling for help and were able to pull him to safety. Last week, all cars, trucks and SUVs were banned from lakes in Hennepin County because of the unseasonably warm weather.
St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases
Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.
Twin Cities police ask for help finding missing 16-year-old
Police say all her family and friends have been contacted, and none of them know where she is.
MPD releases photos of shooting suspect, asks for public's help
The man is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday evening.
Support grows for Redmon's Popcorn after shop's sudden closure
The county also commented on the situation, saying it hopes to help owner Zack Redmon.
Prior Lake HS investigating another 'racist' video involving student
The principal said the social media video was reported to them this week.
Walz: Minnesota has secured 1 million rapid, at-home COVID tests for kids
It comes as the delta variant continues to surge in Minnesota, and the omicron variant might follow.
Forest Service limiting permits to BWCAW due to damage, overcrowding
Visitors have been cutting down trees and have been forced to compete for campsites.
Lockdown update: Armed man threatened to go to Kimball High School
A high school and elementary school near St. Cloud went into lockdown as a precaution.
People in Chaska are flushing the wrong crap down the toilet
Water and sewer crews in Chaska have had to clean the same pump four times in the past seven days.
Vikings facing big injury issues ahead of game against Lions
Will it even matter against the winless Lions?
Matthew Coller: What if the Vikings didn't have Detroit?
The Lions have been like two freebies on the Vikings' schedule the past three seasons.
Hennepin County is closing all access points to lakes
Fox 9 reports the sheriff's office made the decision after at least eight vehicles broke through thin ice on lakes in the Twin Cities. The unseasonably warm weather has made ice conditions extremely unpredictable. Access points will remain closed until further notice.
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.
Fishermen rescued from floating ice on Upper Red Lake
A couple of fishermen are safe after the ice they were standing on broke off and drifted across a lake north of Bemidji. The men were sinking in about 9 feet of water when emergency responders reached them.
Hennepin County to start screening for weapons in suburban courts
Authorities are installing screening equipment similar to that in airports to scan visitors for guns, knives, mace and other such items. The change comes after a district court judge and the county sheriff said they were worried about the lack of security in suburban courtrooms.
66 anglers rescued from ice floe off Wisconsin shore
Ice boats, helicopters and rescue swimmers were used in the four-hour rescue mission on Lake Michigan.
Hennepin County: Gun permits up 54 percent in 2012
Officials said the sheriff’s office has received 1,875 applications for permits to carry a gun over the first four months of the year. Over the same time last year, there were 1,220 applications that were received.
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