Bemidji Woman Sentenced For Freezing Death Of 6-Year-Old CousinA 23-year-old Bemidji woman convicted of manslaughter in the freezing death of her young cousin was sentenced this week to 10 years of probation. The Beltrami County Attorney's Office says Rachel Stacey Downer was going to spend the night at her aunt's apartment on a bitterly cold night in February of 2014 because her aunt was on pain medication and needed someone to watch her children.
Teen Trapped In Boundary Waters Tells His StoryA teenage boy is speaking after being trapped in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Asher Bloom got trapped under a rock in the water after his canoe went over a waterfall Wednesday afternoon.
Hwy 10 Closed For Short Time To Airlift Person Suffering From HypothermiaAuthorities needed to close down eastbound Highway 10 in Coon Rapids briefly Thursday morning after a person was found suffering from symptoms of hypothermia and exposure, according to police.
Bemidji Police Investigate Bloomington Student's DeathA 20-year-old Bloomington woman has died after being found unconscious in Bemidji Wednesday morning. Police say Sandra Lommen was found lying in a wooded area near 10th Street Northwest and Rice Avenue at about 8:30 a.m. Emergency crews say she showed signs of hypothermia and intoxication.
Sheriff: Woman Died Of HypothermiaOtter Tail County sheriff's officials say hypothermia caused the death of a 27-year-old Pelican Rapids woman. Officials say alcohol was a contributing factor in the death of Jamie Fox.
WCCO’s Lauren Casey Learns Ice Rescue SkillsHaving moved to Minnesota from Florida, my scariest aquatic experience involved a water temperature below 80 degrees, until Tuesday. I put on a protective "mustang" suit, ready for a mock water rescue in icy Lake Minnetonka with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Water Patrol. Not yet at ice's edge, I was already panic stricken. I can't imagine this as my job.
Man Suffers Hypothermia After St. Louis Co. CrashA man went missing briefly in St. Louis County Friday evening after crashing his car, according to police. Thirty-nine-year-old Jonathan Pruse, of Silver Bay, was traveling on Townline Road in east-central St. Louis County Friday evening when he crashed his car.
Good Question: Are Marathons Bad For Our Health?This coming Monday, you might see a few of your co-workers limping around the office after almost 12,000 people lace up for this Sunday's Twin Cities Marathon -- 26.2 miles that circle around Minneapolis and St. Paul. As one marathoner who's competed in the past put it, "My muscles, my legs, my calves … felt like crap."
19-Year-Old Charged In Death Of Teen Found Buried In SnowA 19-year-old Kasson man is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of a Byron teen, who died outside on a subzero morning after a night of drug use. According to the Dodge County Attorney's Office, Darren James Rice is accused of kicking 15-year-old Noah Graddy out of Rice's grandmother's house in the early morning of Jan. 22.
Winds Capsize Sailboats During Lake Minnetonka RaceAlmost a dozen sailboats capsized on Lake Minnetonka Saturday morning during a regatta. There were between 30-40 sailboats taking part in a weekend sailboat race near Smith Bay and Browns Bay when wind gusts reaching 50-60 mph began to wreak havoc on boaters.
Boy Scouts Hospitalized After Canoes Capsize In BWCAA group of canoeists in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area was to the hospital Thursday with mild hypothermia after two canoes capsized. The Lake County Sheriff's Department responded after receiving a call at about 4 p.m. of eight people in the waters of Basswood Lake near Ely.
Man Pleads Guilty To Role In Teen's Death After Underage Drinking PartyA 19-year-old man from western Minnesota pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges in the March 9 death of a teenager found in the cold after an underage drinking party. Erik Patrick Hastad pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor social host ordinance and gross misdemeanor contributing to delinquency of a child in in the death of Michael Anyasike.