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Firefighters Who Rescued Kids From Submerged Car Honored

The rescuers who pulled five children from a car that crashed into a St. Louis Park retention pond were honored for their bravery Thursday night. The men braved frigid conditions on Nov. 21, 2013, when a car swerved off the road and into a pond. They say they are not heroes. “We were still doing our job [that we were] trained to do,” said Cpt. Paul Rosholt of the St. Louis Park Fire Department.

10/23/2014

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Officials: Man Believed To Have Drowned In Mississippi River

A man is believed to have drowned, authorities say, after he was seen in Minneapolis Tuesday morning going under water in the fast-flowing Mississippi River.

07/01/2014

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7 Tubers, 1 Kayaker Capsize In Waters Across The State

Officials around the state are reminding people to be careful in recreational waters as heavy rains have caused high water and rapid current. In Fillmore County, seven people were rescued from the Root River on Sunday after they experienced trouble while tubing.

06/23/2014

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‘U’ Rowing Team Rescues Woman From Miss. River

Members of the University of Minnesota women’s rowing team rescued a woman from the Mississippi River Wednesday morning. Two boats of elite college rowers hit the Mississippi at around 7 a.m. Head Coach Wendy Davis was following in a motorized boat when she saw the women near the Lake Street Bridge.

06/18/2014

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2 Rescued After Boat Flips On Mississippi Near N. Mpls.

A man and a woman were rescued from the Mississippi River after their boat overturned Friday afternoon, according to the Minneapolis Fire Department. Crews were dispatched the area of the Camden Boat Launch in north Minneapolis just after 1:30 p.m. after a report of two people struggling in the water. Firefighters in water-rescue suits jumped in the river and were able to throw the couple a rope to pull them to shore.

04/11/2014

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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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Minn. Men Make Daring Pond Rescue In Indiana

Two Minnesota men working in Indiana helped to rescue a man and his son from a pond.

04/29/2013

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When Cars Go Through Ice, Recovery’s Costly, Dangerous

Several days of sub-zero temperatures this winter weren’t enough to keep dozens of vehicles from breaking through the ice on the state’s lakes and rivers.

03/15/2013

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Authorities Rescue Girl, 16, From Stearns County Lake

Authorities in Stearns County had to rescue a 16-year-old girl Tuesday afternoon from a lake after she lost consciousness while in the water.

07/04/2012

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Body Of Teen Recovered At Theodore Wirth Park Lake

The body of a 17-year-old Minneapolis boy has been recovered at Wirth Lake.

07/19/2011

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2 Duck Hunters Rescued From Lake

Anoka County authorities say three men had gone out duck hunting early this morning on Otter Lake in Lino Lakes when their boat capsized.

11/11/2010

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