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Here are some of the top headlines from 2012 as WCCO originally reported on them:
Top 2012 Headlines: July & August
Authorities said Toni Medrano was found suffering serious, life-threatening burns. She was taken to Regions Hospital, but died as a result of her injuries. Investigators said Medrano was despondent and suicidal, and had doused herself with a flammable liquid before setting herself on fire.
The family’s neighbors are beside themselves. Neighbor Emily Kuhn said she can’t imagine losing three children and that her heart breaks for the girls’ mother. “I’m praying for her,” she said. “I hope she finds of closure.”
Cynthia Frederick runs the electric beach tanning salon in Mankato, and she wants to break the Guinness Book of World Records’ record for the largest bikini parade. She needs 451 women dressed in bikinis to do it. The City, however, has some objections.
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August 2: 2nd Woman Attacked By Otter In Minn.
For the second time this summer, a Minnesota swimmer has been attacked by an otter. The first incident happened a few weeks ago, near Duluth. This weekend, a woman was attacked near her family cabin in McGregor. Now, it’s making her think hard about going in the water again.
The U-Haul’s driver appears to have misjudged the size of the truck as it entered the ramp. The truck hit a support, causing part of the ramp to fall, police said.
“The risk of infection from Naegleria in Minnesota is very low,” said Richard Danila, an assistant state epidemiologist. “Swimming is a very healthy summertime activity and we do not want to discourage people from swimming. Rather, simply avoid swimming, diving or other activities in obviously stagnant water when temperatures are high and water levels are low.”
“I can only give him what I can, and he’s always given me his all,” said John Unger. “I hope he passes in his sleep, nice and peaceful. Doesn’t everyone want their loved ones to pass peacefully?”