Skip to main content

Video: Watch these runaway horses interrupt some northern MN traffic


You're on your motorcycle, cruising through the scenic Gunflint Trail in northern Minnesota.

When suddenly, you've got to stop because of some energetic runaway horses and a pony.

That was the scene Saturday for Henry Johnson, Northland's NewsCenter reports, when he caught video of the equine trio hoofing it along the road with an SUV in pursuit near Grand Marais. It was posted to YouTube (you can watch it above), and has since captured the curiosity of hundreds of viewers.

On Facebook, the horses' owner Marja Wiinaren said everyone is "just fine," noting the animals – who'd escaped from the farm – trekked to the city dump.

She detailed their escape and pursuit on her blog, writing:

"They were stampeding down the Gunflint on either side of the road, at one point weaving through traffic that had thankfully stopped. I am trying to cut them off with my car and they wouldn't let me. I was driving on the left hand shoulder following them and finally at Pinchusion I was able to make them turn in there and not go running all the way to town."

Next Up

D'Angelo Russell

With KAT out, Timberwolves can't upset Nets

D'Angelo Russell stepped up but couldn't overcome Brooklyn's firepower.

Everson Griffen Vikings dot com

Everson Griffen confirms he has bipolar disorder

"I’ve been running from it a long time. I’m not ashamed of it anymore.”

Angela Renee Jones, St. Cloud murder suspect

St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases

Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.

st anthony 3 crop

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 suspect 12.3.21 - 1 - CROP

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.

redmons popcorn colbert 2

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 high school

Prior Lake HS investigating another 'racist' video involving student

The principal said the social media video was reported to them this week.

Screen Shot 2021-12-03 at 3.08.27 PM

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.

boundary waters

Forest Service limiting permits to BWCAW due to damage, overcrowding

Visitors have been cutting down trees and have been forced to compete for campsites.

police lights

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.

chaska sewer

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.