Shooting prompts ER lockdown
ROBBINSDALE (AP) — A hospital emergency room in the Twin Cities area was put on a temporary lockdown over the weekend after a self-inflicted shooting in a restroom.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the incident happened Saturday night at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
Authorities did not immediately release details on the condition of the shooter, or on how long the emergency room was put on lockdown.
Family of 10 sickened by CO
ST. PAUL (AP) — A St. Paul family of 10 was taken to a hospital after being sickened by dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in their home.
KSTP-TV reports that emergency crews responded to the home about 9 a.m. Monday. The family members were reported in stable condition at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Thirteen chickens also were in the house, and one of them died.
Carbon monoxide is a potentially deadly gas. The source of the leak wasn’t immediately clear.
Five treated for CO poisoning
EVELETH (AP) — Authorities say five people were treated for possible carbon monoxide poisoning at a nursing home in northern Minnesota.
The Eveleth Fire Department says a staff member reported suspected carbon monoxide at the Fitzgerald Nursing Home and Rehab on Sunday morning. Eveleth Fire Chief Scott Haas says it was likely due to the smell of exhaust in the building.
Haas says two residents and three staffers were taken to a hospital as a precaution. The fire chief says there were no readings of carbon monoxide in the building.
The scene was cleared and people were able to return by midmorning.
State Patrol cars struck
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Minnesota State Patrol squad cars were struck in separate incidents on state Highway 100 on New Year’s Day.
Patrol Lt. Tiffani Nielson tells KSTP-TV that the first crash occurred about 6:15 a.m. in Brooklyn Center. The trooper was outside the vehicle at the time responding to another incident. The driver of the sport utility vehicle that crashed into the squad car was arrested for driving under the influence.
The second incident happened shortly before 9 a.m. at Interstate 694 East. Nielson says a trooper was on a call with emergency lights flashing when another vehicle slid into the back of the squad car.