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Associated Press, Published May 12 2013

Bloomington man injured after falling into sinkhole

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A Bloomington man walking his two dogs was injured after falling into a sinkhole.

According to the Bloomington Police Department, the ground between a manhole cover and the sidewalk gave in at about 8:45 a.m. Sunday, while the 65-year-old man was out walking with his wife and their two dogs.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that the sinkhole was 8 to 9 feet deep.

Police said the man was taken to a local hospital with shoulder and face injuries.

No other ground appeared to be unstable in the area. Police said the cause of the sinkhole is under investigation.