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Minnesota Native Who Helped Pioneer Key CPR Technique Dies At 87

Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. The Minnesota native was 87.

07/28/2015

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Sheriff: Montana Man Drowns In Hackensack Lake

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says a man drowned Tuesday evening in a Hackensack lake. Deputies were called to a home on Ten Mile Lake just before 5:30 p.m. on a report of a medical emergency.

07/08/2015

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Woman Rescued From Lake Harriet After 7 Minutes Underwater

A 20-year-old woman was rescued from the waters of Minneapolis’ Lake Harriet Wednesday afternoon. Police say the emergency happened just before 5 p.m. at the lake’s North Beach. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says the 20-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl were swimming about 50 feet from shore near a swimming raft when both went underwater.

06/10/2015

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Officials: Patient Assaults Nurses, Dies After Being Arrested

Officials in Maplewood say a 68-year-old hospital patient died after officers arrested him early Sunday morning following a report that he had assaulted several nurses.

11/02/2014

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After Heart Scare, School Trains Staff And Students In Lifesaving

More than 700 students, staff, faculty and even parents took part in a CPR/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training workshop at Saint Thomas Academy Wednesday afternoon. The massive workshop comes after a student suffered a cardiac event and collapsed on the football field this August. A student and a member of the coaching staff, who was also a doctor, administered CPR until help arrived.

10/22/2014

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Man, 41, Shot Dead In N. Mpls. After Apparent Bus Argument

A man was shot and killed after stepping off of a Metro Transit bus Thursday evening in north Minneapolis. Police say the fatal shooting happened near Penn Avenue North and North 26th Avenue just before 7 p.m.

07/24/2014

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Police: Boy Found Unresponsive In Water Near Breezy Point Resort

A missing 3-year-old boy was found unresponsive in Pelican Lake in Breezy Point, Minn. Friday evening, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement responded to a report of a missing child near Breezy Point Resort just after 7:30 p.m. Within minutes, the boy was found in the water by relatives.

07/19/2014

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Man Pulled Unconscious From Pool In St. Louis Park

A man is in the hospital Monday night after he was pulled from a swimming pool unconscious. According to authorities, a male in his 40s was swimming in a pool at a private residence in the 2700 block of Ottawa Avenue when someone noticed he was not breathing.

05/26/2014

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Zumba Teacher Trying To Get Back In The Gym After Losing Leg

A Rogers woman who spent two-and-a-half months in the hospital has an amazing story of recovery and optimism. Adela Alvarez went into cardiac arrest while teaching a Zumba class last winter, and as doctors worked to save her life, they discovered another serious threat.

04/22/2014

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Be Prepared To Perform CPR In An Emergency

February is Heart Disease Awareness month. Every year, 1,300 Minnesotans have a heart attack, and of that number, only 200 survive. WCCO’s Jamie Yuccas went to the University of Minnesota to learn what to do at home in an emergency.

02/06/2014

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Shafer Man Dies In Freak Snowmobile Accident

A 63-year-old Shafer man is dead after a snowmobile accident Saturday, according to the Chisago County Sheriff’s office. The fatal accident happened late Saturday morning at a residence in Franconia Township. According to a witness, Dennis Holt was moving a snowmobile that he was not familiar with, which had a left-handed throttle.

12/21/2013

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Bill Richardson’s Thankful A Stranger’s Quick Thinking Saved His Life

On this Thanksgiving, one Twin Cities man is giving thanks for the kindness of strangers. Back in October, Bill Richardson had a heart attack while working out at his gym.  He believes he would have died if a staff member hadn’t acted quickly to give him CPR.

11/28/2013

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Man’s Teammates Save His Life After Heart Stops In Hockey Game

A Minnesota father says he owes his life to his friends after his heart stopped during a pick-up hockey game. In September, 57-year-old Scott Rodriguez of Roseville collapsed and stopped breathing while playing hockey at the Richfield Ice Arena.

11/26/2013

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Doctor: Youth Of Victims In Pond Crash Could Help Recovery

It’s the news nobody wants to hear. Five children submerged in icy water for up to a half hour or more. Two have died, and the outlook for the other three is unclear. But for the remaining victims, their age could actually help them survive.

11/22/2013

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Boy Found Unconscious In Wirth Lake

A 7-year-old boy is being treated at an area hospital after he was found unconscious in Wirth Lake Friday afternoon, according to Minneapolis Police. Keylen Rashan Thorton was initially reported missing by his grandmother at 2 p.m. Lifeguards cleared the lake and searched for Keylen, who was found in a swimming area that is four to six feet deep. Lifeguards performed CPR on him and were able to detect a pulse. He was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

08/02/2013

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Police: Man Knocked Unconscious After Shallow Dive On July 4

A 35-year-old Breckenridge man was transported to the hospital after diving into 3-feet deep of water Thursday afternoon in Ottertail Lake, authorities say.

07/05/2013

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Mpls. Police Calling Boy’s Clothesline Death ‘Suspicious’

Minneapolis Police are now calling the death of a 9-year-old boy found hanging from a clothesline suspicious.

07/02/2013

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Off-Duty Firefighter Saves Boy At Baxter Water Park

Last Sunday morning at the Holiday Inn Express water park in Baxter was exactly what Greg Bomstad wanted. He was enjoying time with his two children when another parent caught his attention. “He asked me, ‘is this kid faking?’ And I said, ‘What kid? There’s been no kid over here in like 10 minutes,’” Bomstad said.

05/11/2013

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NE Mpls. Cooking Fire Puts 1 In The Hospital

One person is in the hospital after a Kit fire Saturday night in northeast Minneapolis.

03/30/2013

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Richfield Girl, 6, In Critical Condition After Near Drowning

A 6-year-old girl is in the hospital after a near drowning in Richfield Sunday morning, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

12/09/2012

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After Coach Nearly Dies, Students Learning CPR Early

By 2014, all children in public schools in Minnesota will be required to have a class in CPR. But, after a big scare at Belle Plaine Junior/Senior High School earlier this year, students there are already learning how to save lives.

11/16/2012

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Plymouth Man Owes His Life To CPR-Giving Firefighter

A Plymouth man says good timing saved his life. Ken Hunze was riding his bike around Medicine Lake when he suffered a heart attack.

10/23/2012

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Mom Makes It Her Mission To Teach CPR After Near Drowning

A Lakeville mother is making it her mission to help others learn CPR after a child nearly drowned in her neighborhood.

07/16/2012

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Mpls Man Gets Life-Saving CPR After Heart Attack While Running

A Minneapolis man who nearly died got to thank the people who saved his life Thursday morning.

05/31/2012

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Heart Attack Victim, Doctor Stress Importance Of CPR

A Minneapolis man who nearly lost his life to a heart attack while running ten days ago — and the doctor who saved his life — made a plea for more to learn CPR Thursday morning at Hennepin County Medical Center.

05/31/2012

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