Duluth Woman will need Amputations for Frostbite Injuries

Updated: 01/09/2014 10:57 PM
Created: 01/09/2014 10:55 PM

A Duluth woman found with serious frostbite injuries over the weekend will now need amputations.

Duluth police say 30-year-old Erin Coons was found outside of Midtown Manor on Sunday morning.

She was conscious and cold, and had likely spent a few hours outside, police said.

She was taken to Essentia Health-St. Mary's for treatment, and then transferred to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

Erin's sister wrote on her CaringBridge site Thursday that "Erin's left toes are dead there's no blood flowing to the tips of them. Her toes will be amputated."

Erin's sister, Erika, also writes that she will need skin grafts as well, but it is unknown to what extent.


Front Page

  • Wisconsin DNR Assessing Winter Deer Kill

    Wisconsin wildlife officials are using road-kill and radio-tracking data to assess the harsh winter's effect on the state's deer herd. Department of Natural Resources staffers are looking for 10 carcasses in every county so they can check a number of biological signs, such as fat stores and pregnancy. They're also is closely watching survival rates of more than 200 deer with radio collars in the northern forest and eastern farmland areas of the state.  

  • Minnesota Runners Head to Boston in Unity, Tribute

    More than 600 Minnesota marathoners will line up for the start of the Boston Marathon this year, including 212 who ran last year and say they're going back to finish what they started.

  • General Mills Backtracks on Controversial New Policy, Issues Apology

    General Mills has issued an apology to consumers after the company caught major flack over its policy change that could have affected their arbitration rights.   

  • Fitger's 5K Raises $20K For Young Athletes

    It may not have felt much like spring today, but thousands signed-up to voluntarily run outside. It was the 25th Annual Fitger's 5K this morning and that means racing season in the Northland has officially started. This year, the race raised $20,000 for the Young Athletes Foundation.

  • Post-rehab, Injured Snowy Owl Released in Superior

    A rare snowy owl that was hit by a bus in Washington D.C. and sent to Minnesota for rehab is back in the wild. The owl was released outside Superior Saturday.