The Elk River Fire Department was called out to check on a house after a sky lantern lit by a small flame landed on the roof.

A woman had called police at 9:16 p.m. Sept. 14 after a person came to her door and told her the lantern had landed on her roof. The lantern had been lit after a funeral. When a gust of wind caught it and it floated away, the people who lit it followed the lantern and saw it land on the roof of the home in the 13000 block of 186th Lane in Elk River.

The fire department responded, retrieved the lantern and verified that the roof was not on fire.

Vehicle hits corner of Ice Cream Shop

The Ice Cream Shop, 260 Carson St., in Elk River sustained some damage after being hit by a vehicle on Sept. 14.

A 26-year-old Foley woman was pulling into a parking spot on the southeast side of the building when her vehicle accelerated, went up the curb and hit the corner of the building. The driver told police she believes the floor mat got in the way and pushed down on the gas pedal.

A gutter was bent and some bricks were cracked, but there was no structural damage to the building, according to Elk River Police Capt. Darren McKernan.

The crash was reported at 11:18 a.m.

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