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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Baby pulled from Minn. lakes remains hospitalized

  • Police say it appears dad, who drove across ice, had been drinking.
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  • A 9-month-old girl remains in critical condition after her family's sport utility vehicle went through the ice on Lake Minnetonka.
    The Star Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/13RgDPk ) the girl was transferred Saturday from a Waconia hospital to Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.
    Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says the 41-year-old father was driving his 31-year-old wife, 2-year-old daughter and baby girl home from a restaurant at about 5 p.m. Friday when he decided to take a shortcut across the ice on the way home to Minnetrista.
    The sheriff says there are indications the driver was drinking, although definitive blood test results are not yet available.

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