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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.


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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