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Moorhead Fire Department Capt. Todd Church pulls a dog out of the Red River on Saturday after the pup fell through the ice while walking with its owner. Spec

Dog rescued after falling through ice on Red River

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MOORHEAD - A Moorhead woman and her dog are safe after a Saturday afternoon scare on the Red River.

Deb Olson was out walking her golden retriever Maggie around 3:30 p.m., when the dog ran across the river and broke through the ice about 20 to 30 feet from shore, said Assistant Fire Chief Rich Eggert.

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Olson tried getting her out but couldn't. A passerby called 911. Moorhead Fire Department Capt. Todd Church put on a cold-water wet suit and was able to pull Maggie out.

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