State News

  • Charges: Woman Accused of Setting Fire in Minneapolis Marshalls Caused More Than $500,000 in Damage
    A criminal complaint provides more details into the charges filed against a 38-year-old woman accused of setting a fire at a downtown Minneapolis store that caused more than $500,000 in damage, not including lost revenue. Lewonda Jones, 38 of Brooklyn Center, is charged with one count of first-degree arson and one-count of second-degree arson in Hennepin County.
    - PUB DATE: 8/20/2018 9:35:15 AM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul
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  • Eden Prairie police and fire departments put out literal dumpster fire
    During late night police patrols, officers often encounter dumpster fires, but not always literal ones. During a routine patrol overnight Saturday, Eden Prairie police encountered a dumpster fire in the industrial area of the city. According to a Facebook post from the city of Eden Prairie, the on-duty crews put the fire out.
    - PUB DATE: 8/19/2018 8:34:01 AM - SOURCE: fox9
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  • Years after arson, Tink Larson Field reopens in Waseca
    After being destroyed in an arson fire two years ago, Tink Larson Field in Waseca, Minnesota re-opened Saturday. The $2 million rebuild was completed this summer thanks to donations from the Twins organization and various community members. “It’s just a testimony to what we do when we’re faced with tragedy as a community,” said Waseca Mayor Roy Srp.
    - PUB DATE: 8/19/2018 8:07:57 PM - SOURCE: fox9
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  • Air Quality Alert expires for Northern Minnesota
    A weekend-long Air Quality Alert expired at noon Sunday as winds help to disperse lingering smoke in most areas. According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, residual smoke may cause some remaining unhealthy conditions for sensitive groups such as people with asthma, allergies, or other breathing problems.
    - PUB DATE: 8/19/2018 5:47:39 PM - SOURCE: KBJR6
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  • Air quality alert in effect for northern Minnesota through Sunday
    An air quality alert is in effect for the northern half of Minnesota through Sunday at noon. The affected area includes Brainerd, Bemidji, Duluth, Ely and Moorhead. It also includes the tribal nations of Mille Lacs, Fond du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake and Red Lake. The alert is due to the arrival of a large area of Canadian wildfire smoke that is moving into the northwest.
    - PUB DATE: 8/16/2018 4:42:50 PM - SOURCE: fox9
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  • Brainerd Firefighters respond to fire alarm at Garfield school
    The Brainerd Fire Department was called at 10:58 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, to Garfield Elementary School, 1120 10th Ave. NE, for a fire alarm. Firefighters responded and learned a student pulled the pull station alarm.
    - PUB DATE: 8/16/2018 10:25:33 PM - SOURCE: Brainerd Daily Dispatch
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  • Fire Destroys Cabin in Cook County
    Fire destroyed a cabin and bunkhouse along the Lake Superior shoreline in Cook County on Tuesday evening. A 911 caller reported a structure engulfed in flames at 6:20 p.m. The fire was at 4 County Road 34 (Rollins Creek Road) in Lutsen Township. Firefighters from the Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, and Grand Marais fire departments responded to the scene, along with U.
    - PUB DATE: 8/15/2018 5:01:55 PM - SOURCE: WDIO-TV & WIRT-TV
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  • Firefighters battle an apartment building fire in Chisholm
    Firefighters were battling an apartment building fire in Chisholm Wednesday night. According to the Northland FireWire, Chisholm and Hibbing firefighters are on scene of a fire on the 400 Block of 6th Street Southwest. The fire was reported shortly after 9 p.m. The Chisholm Police Department says no one was injured.
    - PUB DATE: 8/16/2018 3:42:56 AM - SOURCE: WDIO-TV & WIRT-TV
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  • Austin firefighters raise funds to combat disease with Fill the Boot campaign
    If you're driving around the streets of Austin and you see firefighters standing around at the intersection, don't become alarmed. The Austin Fire Department is once again using boots to support local families affected by neuro-muscular diseases. At various locations around Austin, firefighters are holding out boots to collect donations to raise funds that will be critical in the treatment of these diseases.
    - PUB DATE: 8/15/2018 4:54:15 PM - SOURCE: KTTC-TV Rochester
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  • Worthington Fire Department earns federal grant
    The Worthington Fire Department will soon update its gear. Thanks to securing a matching grant from the Federal Emergency Management Association and five percent contribution from Worthington City Council, the department will be able to replace its aged turnout gear and self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA).
    - PUB DATE: 8/15/2018 7:36:01 AM - SOURCE: Worthington Daily Globe
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