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3 Children and a Mother Found Dead After Being Pulled from a Minnesota Lake: 'a Tragic Event'

Four bodies were discovered in Minnesota's Vadnais Lake after search and rescue efforts began in the area to investigate multiple homicide cases, according to CBS News. The body of one child was discovered on Friday, while the mother and two other kids were found Saturday. All three children — two boys and one girl — involved in the incident are under the age of 6, per the outlet.

"Back with a bang:" Fourth of July festivities kick off in Ham Lake, Forest Lake

HAM LAKE, Minn. – After a few scaled back years due to the pandemic, many Fourth of July festivities are booming back across Minnesota. On Saturday, crowds packed Lions Park in Ham Lake for the annual Freedom Festival."We enjoy coming every year. The food is good, always activities," Carol Fortuna said.The Fortunas have been living in Ham Lake for 19 years and said the annual festival is something the entire community looks forward to."It is a tradition here in Ham Lake for all our community to get together to spend time with our neighbors, get to enjoy our freedoms," said...

Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids brings back therapy dogs after a hiatus during the pandemic

COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- A crucial member of the Allina Health Mercy Hospital staff in Coon Rapids was missing for the last two years.Therapy dogs were eliminated from the hospital halls during the pandemic out of safety, but now, these furry, four-legged helpers are back.Owner and handler Laurie MacKechnie was thrilled to bring her certified therapy dog, Ranger, back through the hospital hallways on Thursday afternoon. She's been a volunteer at Mercy Hospital for over a decade. A visit from Ranger is just what David Hanawalt, a neuro patient, needed on this day."It just totally soothes you," Hanawalt said.Ranger's visits...

Possible triple murder-suicide under investigation in Minnesota

MAPLEWOOD, MN ( — The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, in Minnesota, says they are investigating a possible triple murder-suicide. In a statement they reported that on Friday Maplewood police officers responded to a report of a possible suicide and found a deceased male. Later that afternoon, police were requested for a welfare check on an adult female with three small children. Authorities found a vehicle, and other items, in a park near a lake. A search of land and water began. Friday evening, deputies pulled a child from the lake who was declared deceased. Hours later a second deceased child was recovered. Through Saturday morning, an adult female and a third child were recovered. The children are believed to be under the age of six years old.

Bodies of woman and her three children found in Minnesota lake | US News

The search for a mother and her three children has ended after authorities recovered their bodies from a lake in Minnesota following a rescue and recovery operation, and authorities say the deaths are being investigated as a potential triple murder-suicide. The body of the children’s father was found at a...

Coon Rapids celebrates July 4

July 4th celebrations are underway across the Twin Cities and in Coon Rapids, they went big on Saturday with trucks, a car show and live music. Photojournalist Vanshay Murdoch headed out to capture the celebrations.