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  • Fire experts: Over 1,350 wildfires in Minnesota in past 100 days, more than normal calendar year
    Don't let the green deceive you — in the last three months there have been more than 1,350 wildland fires in Minnesota, fire experts say. That's more than we may get all calendar year during normal weather conditions. Video from a fire last week near Baudette in northern Minnesota shows a 300-acre fire started by lightning that burned through lowland brush, conifers and timbers.
    - PUB DATE: 6/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 St. Paul
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  • 2 injured in Albert Lea fire
    One person was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea for smoke inhalation and a firefighter suffered from heat exhaustion after a fire early this morning on East Eighth Street in Albert Lea. Albert Lea fire and police departments were dispatched at 12:15 a.m. for a structure fire at 318 E.
    - PUB DATE: 6/16/2021 7:38:21 AM - SOURCE: Albert Lea Magazine
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  • 16-year-old dies from hit-and-run crash in north Minneapolis
    A 16-year-old boy died after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday night in north Minneapolis. According to the Minneapolis Police Department, at 8:37 p.m., officers and the Minneapolis Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle hitting a child and then leaving the scene along the 5100 block of Fremont Avenue North.
    - PUB DATE: 6/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 St. Paul
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  • First responders gather in Grand Rapids to honor fallen paramedic
    Red and blue emergency lights speckled the streets of Grand Rapids Monday. Hundreds of first responders from across the state came together to honor one of their own. 51-year-old Grand Rapids paramedic Troy Boettcher died last Tuesday. He was in an ambulance that was t-boned by a dump truck in Itasca County.
    - PUB DATE: 6/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KBJR-TV NBC 6 Superior
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  • One Severely Injured in Cloquet Apartment Fire
    One person was severely injured in a Sunday morning apartment fire in Cloquet according to the Cloquet Fire Department. Fire crews responded to the area of 810 Cloquet Avenue around 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Upon arrival crews found an apartment filled full of smoke and learned a victim was possibly trapped inside.
    - PUB DATE: 6/14/2021 1:53:57 PM - SOURCE: KQDS-TV FOX 21 Duluth
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  • Rochester woman arrested on arson charge after condo fire
    Rochester police responded to a report of a fire in a condominium Saturday night and arrested a 35-year-old woman on arson and other charges. Police Captain Casey Moilanen says the fire was reported just before 9 PM Saturday at 602 Northern Hills Drive Northeast. The flames had already been put out by the occupants using a fire extinguisher by the time officers arrived at the scene.
    - PUB DATE: 6/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDHL-AM 920 Fairbault
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  • Albert Lea First Responders Honored
    At the end of 2020, the Albert Lea community faced two huge events, shooting at the Shady Oaks Apartments and a fire in a warehouse. Now those that responded are being honored. The Albert Lea Department of Public Safety wanted to honor its officers and firefighters for their hard work and efforts during those incidents.
    - PUB DATE: 6/14/2021 6:36:05 AM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
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  • Apartment fire in north Minneapolis displaces 3 families
    Authorities say a fire at an apartment building Sunday evening in north Minneapolis left three families displaced. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, crews responded to a fire at a three-story apartment building just before 8 p.m. on the 1200 block of Banneker Avenue North. When crews arrived, they saw fire showing on the first and third floors.
    - PUB DATE: 6/13/2021 9:40:02 PM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul
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  • Fire wipes out Rochester trailer home; displaces family of 4
    The Rochester Fire Department says a family of four is displaced after a fire destroyed their home on Friday night. Firefighters say a delivery driver who was in the area called 911. The driver saw the fire in a mobile home at Rocky Creek Estates in northeast Rochester around 7:30 p.m. on Friday. When firefighters arrived at the home, they saw the home engulfed in the fire.
    - PUB DATE: 6/12/2021 4:10:26 PM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
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  • Fire Destroys Barn Near New Prague
    A barn was destroyed after a fire near New Prague Friday afternoon. Flames were spotted just after 5 p.m. at a barn on the 26000 block of Baseline Avenue in Cedar Lake Township. Investigators say nobody was hurt, including the farm animals. Investigators in Scott County say a bunch of hay caught fire.
    - PUB DATE: 6/12/2021 6:38:06 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4 Minneapolis
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