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Police and firefighters searched a Maplewood, MInn., yard after a helicopter crashed Wednesday, June 19, into a garage. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

Helicopter crashes into Maplewood garage

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Federal aviation investigators were called this morning to the scene of a helicopter crash in Maplewood.

A low-flying helicopter believed to be operated by the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District, was seen struggling to remain aloft, a witness said, before crashing into a garage in the St. Paul suburb.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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