State News

  • Snowmobiler, who screamed for help after falling through ice on Serpent Lake in Crosby, is found dead
    A 34-year-old north-central Minnesota man died early Monday after the snowmobile he was operating fell through the ice on Serpent Lake in Crosby. Authorities received a call about 5:30 a.m. after a Crosby police officer walked out of the police station and heard someone screaming for help, Sgt. D.J.
    - PUB DATE: 12/12/2017 6:16:05 AM - SOURCE:
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  • Fire consumes Kasota Township home, kills family pets
    A St. Peter family lost their home in a fire on Saturday evening. David and Denise Peters, along with their two children, had just moved into the house at 40709 Ottawa Road in Kasota Township a few months ago. According to a news release from the Le Sueur County sheriff, deputies and Kasota Fire Department responded around 5:15 p.
    - PUB DATE: 12/11/2017 3:54:40 PM - SOURCE:
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  • Firefighters Knock Down Apartment Fire In North Minneapolis
    Firefighters in Minneapolis knocked down flames Sunday morning after a fire started in an apartment building on the city’s north side. The Minneapolis Fire Department says the fire started around in the first floor of an apartment building on the 2900 block of Golden Valley Road, near the Willard-Hay neighborhood.
    - PUB DATE: 12/10/2017 12:37:41 PM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4
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  • Mankato: No one injured in duplex fire
    An electrical box is suspected of starting a fire that severely damaged a city owned house on the corner of Hoffman Road and Victory Drive on Sunday. Firefighters responded at 8:54 a.m. after a passerby reported flames at 2021 Hoffman Road. The occupants of the home firefighters arrived, said Mankato Department of Public Safety Fire Cmdr.
    - PUB DATE: 12/11/2017 6:58:42 AM - SOURCE: The Land Online
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  • Dakota County Unveils First Car Fire Simulator in State
    Local firefighters now have a new tool on which to train when it comes to putting out dangerous car fires. According to the Dakota County Fire Chiefs Association, there are hundreds of car fires each year in Dakota County, and 17 car fires every hour nationwide. But fire departments in Dakota County now have a new training simulator.
    - PUB DATE: 12/7/2017 2:58:30 PM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul
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  • Kasson Firefighters Trade Gear for Shopping Carts
    On Thursday night local firefighters traded in their gear for a shopping cart. Inside Kasson's Shopko, four dodge county fire departments bought gifts for kids in southeast Minnesota. The money was donated by our local communities for Toys for Tots. A lot of these firefighters have been a part of the event in the past and say every year it feels good to give back.
    - PUB DATE: 12/7/2017 9:16:45 PM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
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  • 1 Dead, Firefighter Sustains Minor Burn after St. Paul House Fire
    A woman died and a firefighter was hurt after a house fire in St. Paul early Thursday morning. Firefighters were called to the 1800 block of Lacrosse Avenue at about 1:45 a.m. after a neighbor reported the fire. "The neighbor's dog was barking, woke him up, looked outside and saw the house next door to him, practically fully involved," St.
    - PUB DATE: 12/7/2017 7:48:49 AM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul
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  • Sheriff: Man, 71, Killed In Isanti County Farm Accident
    A 71-year-old man died Wednesday in a farming accident north of the Twin Cities metro, according to the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded at about 10:24 a.m. to a report of a man caught in a PTO of farm equipment on the 30000 block of Highway 47 in NW Bradford Township. When deputies arrived, a 71-year-old man was located and pronounced dead at the scene.
    - PUB DATE: 12/7/2017 7:33:19 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4
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  • Breckenridge home damaged in Saturday fire
    The Breckenridge Fire Department was called to a house fire at 4:50 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 in the 100 block of Eighth Street North, Breckenridge, Minn. Fire Chief Nathan Summerville said when crews arrived on scene they observed flames coming from a front bedroom window, which were extinguished. The fire was contained to the bedroom.
    - PUB DATE: 12/7/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wahpeton Daily News.
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  • 'Text-to-911' is Minnesota's new emergency texting service
    For the first time, Minnesotans can send a text message to 911 during an emergency when calling for help is not an option, state authorities announced Tuesday. The statewide service, known as “Text-to-911,” went live Tuesday morning and will provide a connection to emergency services for people who are deaf or unable to speak.
    - PUB DATE: 12/6/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Minneapolis Star Tribune
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