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Rescue personnel (second from left and second from right) work to secure ropes and harnesses to two climbers who became stranded on a ledge above the St. Louis River downstream from the Minnesota Highway 210 bridge in Thomson on Saturday night. (Andrew Krueger / Forum News Service)

Rope rescue team lifts two people to safety from ledge above NE Minn. river

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THOMSON, Minn. — Thanks to sharp-eyed passers-by and the efforts of a technical rescue team, two people were lifted to safety late Saturday night after spending several hours trapped on a rocky ledge high above the St. Louis River in Carlton County.

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