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ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) _ Two brothers died and a third was in critical condition Wednesday after they fell through thin ice on a pond behind their home.

The boys' mother found her sons in the water Tuesday evening. She and a neighbor pulled one child from the water. Sheriff's deputies later pulled the other boys out.

Shawn and Cody Ostendorf, ages 5 and 6, died. Two-year-old Mark remained hospitalized.