Stand down. The door that fell from a helicopter in the East Metro yesterday has been found, according to the National Guard:
The Minnesota National Guard has located the missing CH-47 “Chinook”
helicopter door that fell during flight yesterday afternoon. The door was found at 9:30 a.m. this morning by a National Guard search party in the vicinity of Lower Afton Road in Maplewood. The door was located in a grassy field near the Maplewood Fire Department. There were no injuries or property damage.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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