State News

  • Brooklyn Park Moves To Eliminate Paid On-Call Firefighters
    The Brooklyn Park Fire Department is pushing toward a staff consisting of full-time firefighters. Right now, the city relies on paid on-call firefighters to respond to some emergencies. On any given day, there are six firefighters on duty. The new model would boost that number to eight. The department held a controlled burn demonstration Saturday, but in the real world, firefighters respond to these sorts of situations all the time.
    - PUB DATE: 6/15/2019 4:03:41 PM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4
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  • Red Wing fire department responds to two fires at same house
    The Red Wing Fire Department responded to two fires Friday night — at the same house. A report of a kitchen fire at 7:32 p.m. prompted the fire department to rush to the 1000 block of Main Street, where a two-story residential house had smoke and fire showing from the first floor. Firefighters who entered the house found a kitchen fire on the first floor.
    - PUB DATE: 6/15/2019 3:07:40 PM - SOURCE: Post-Bulletin
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  • Coon Rapids mom helps first responders
    The health of first responders is in the spotlight tonight after three new York city police officers killed themselves in less than 10 days. And this issue is hitting home for one Minnesota mom. Carol Castle talked to her son the night before. The two were planning to meet for lunch the next day. But her son, Maury Roemhild, never showed.
    - PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 8:37:27 PM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11
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  • Brooklyn Park Firefighters push for home sprinkler systems
    The Brooklyn Park Fire Department Saturday opened up their fire hall to the community, holding demonstrations to show how they fight fires. But the main event focused on what homeowners can do to contain a fire in their home before the fire department even responds. "This cap pops off and reveals a sprinkler," said Deputy Fire Marshal Dan Krier, as he showed a concealed residential sprinkler on display at the fire hall.
    - PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 3:05:58 AM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11
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  • Crookston and Fertile firefighters respond to house fire in Woods Addition
    Crookston firefighters called Fertile for backup as they battled a house fire in the Woods Addition Saturday morning. All occupants were able to exit the house safely and Red Cross assisted them at the scene. The fire started just after 11 a.m. Saturday on the upper floor of the home after what the renter, Anthony Aguilar, told the Times was an accident as his 6-year-old son was the one who started the fire.
    - PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 1:03:23 PM - SOURCE: Crookston Daily Times
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  • Minneapolis hotel evacuated after fire
    A boutique hotel and restaurant in downtown Minneapolis was evacuated Thursday morning after the building started on fire. Crews were dispatched to the Canopy Hotel at 708 3rd Street South around 8:15 a.m. after callers reported smoke and a suspected fire. Responding firefighters found smoke and eventually flames in the space between the first floor of the hotel and the basement.
    - PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 1:00:01 PM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11
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  • Meet Apple Valley’s new deputy fire chief
    Matt Nelson originally planned to pursue a career in computer programming after high school. Those plans took a large turn when he decided to check out a Fire Explorer Program in 2004, which is sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America, after graduating from Eastview High School in Apple Valley in 2002.
    - PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 11:37:33 AM - SOURCE: HometownSource
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  • Fire danger remains relatively high for June
    June is typically one of northern Minnesota’s wettest month, but that hasn’t proven to be the case so far this year— and that has helped elevate fire danger across virtually all of northern Minnesota. Indeed, high winds and warm temperatures this past weekend prompted the National Weather Service to issue a critical fire danger advisory on June 8.
    - PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 1:01:24 PM - SOURCE: Tower Timberjay
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  • Tunnel to Towers 5K coming to Apple Valley
    A race started in New York in honor of a firefighter who died responding to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is coming to Apple Valley. The first Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Twin Cities is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Apple Valley High School, 14450 Hayes Road in Apple Valley. The proceeds benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a nonprofit that builds mortgage-free smart homes for catastrophically injured military service members; supports families of fallen law enforcement, firefighters and emergency workers and provides mortgage-free homes to surviving spouses of fallen military members with children.
    - PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 6:54:11 AM - SOURCE: HometownSource
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  • Multiple Agencies Respond to Garage Fire in Albert Lea
    On Thursday, just after 11 p.m., authorities were dispatched to the 71000 block of County Road 46 for a light on in a garage at an unoccupied house, according to the Freeborn County Sheriff's Office. However, when authorities arrived on scene, they found the attached garage on fire. According to the Freeborn County Sheriff's Office, an initial investigation shows that the house was unoccupied and there was no gas or electrical service running to the house.
    - PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 6:36:59 AM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
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