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Good Samaritan

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Good Samaritan Rescues Woman From Pond In Rogers

A 45-year-old woman was rescued by a good Samaritan Monday afternoon after her car went off the road and plunged into a holding pond in the northwest Twin Cities metro, according to police. Rogers Police said the incident happened just after 4 p.m. Monday on eastbound Interstate 94 near Highway 241 between Rogers and St. Michael.

04/15/2014

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Good Samaritan Chased Down ‘Scum Of The Earth’ Who Punched Boy, Stole His iPad

Police say cell phones and other mobile devices are being stolen more often, but a violent robbery involving an 8-year-old boy had some people shaking their heads and a Minneapolis man leaping to action.

03/12/2014

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Man Who Kicked Robber In The Face Says He’d Do It Again

A good Samaritan who kicked a robber in the face says he couldn’t stand by and watch his neighborhood store getting robbed.

03/11/2014

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Man Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder In Shooting Death

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has charged a 20-year-old man with second-degree murder, in connection with the shooting death of a Good Samaritan who was trying to help him. Devon Derrick Parker was charged Monday afternoon in the incident. And this isn’t his first run-in with the law. Parker has several past felony assault charges against him. He was in court Monday for one this past September. In that case, he’s accused of assaulting medical professionals and officers who were trying to get him to a hospital because he was too drunk to function.

02/03/2014

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Just Because Dogs Have Coats Doesn’t Mean They Can Handle Extreme Cold

The weather has been frigid to say the least, and it’s about to get worse. But the concern over the cold isn’t just about us, it’s about man’s best friend.

01/03/2014

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Good Samaritan Reflects On Tragic Accident That Killed 1, Took His Leg

For more than a year, Keith Barnes has undergone physical therapy to get back to what he loves to do — cut hair. Barnes stopped at an accident scene in December of 2011 to help a woman who was involved in a rollover accident. He was carrying the woman to safety when a drunk driver hit them. He suffered seriously injuries and his left leg was amputated below the knee.

10/18/2013

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Good Samaritan Reunites Dog Missing In BWCA With Owners

A dog that went missing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for two weeks is back home with his St. Paul family.

08/01/2013

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Woman Who Spent Night In Partially Submerged Car Recovering

Nancy Breberg was lost, creeping along on slippery roads in search of the suburban hotel where she was meeting her husband when her SUV slid off the road and down an embankment onto an icy pond. For the next 18 hours, the 67-year-old woman was trapped, praying for help as water seeped over her feet and temperatures plunged into the teens.

01/14/2013

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Minnesota Man Who Lost Leg Helping Stranger Honored

A St. Louis Park Good Samaritan who lost a leg helping a stranger along the freeway has been honored.

04/12/2012

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Man’s Life Saved Minutes After Helping Strangers In Wis.

Just minutes after changing a flat tire for strangers on a Wisconsin interstate, a Good Samaritan needed life-saving help from the very people he just met.

11/07/2011

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Woman Whose Brother Was Shot Charged With Robbery

The sister of a man shot and killed by a Good Samaritan earlier this month has been charged with aggravated robbery.

10/28/2011

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Alleged Robber Shot, Killed By ‘Good Samaritan’ Identified

A “Good Samaritan” shot and killed a 23-year-old man outside a grocery store in Minneapolis Thursday night after he saw him rob and pistol whip an elderly woman, police said.

10/21/2011

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Toddler Found Wandering In Blue Earth County

A man from Mankato may have saved a child’s life after he found the boy wandering on Tuesday in Blue Earth County, authorities said.

10/13/2011

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Good Samaritan Risks Life To Move Car Off Tracks

A Minnesota man’s instinct to help overrode his instinct to get out of harm’s way when he put himself on a collision course with a fast-moving train.

09/14/2011