State News

  • Coon Rapids career firefighter takes oath
    Mike Cison, Coon Rapids’ newest career firefighter, was given the oath of office by Mayor Jerry Koch and had his badge pinned on him by his wife Becky in a ceremony at the Coon Rapids City Council meeting Aug. 7. Cison is not new to the Coon Rapids Fire Department. He has been a paid-on-call firefighter with the department since 2012.
    - PUB DATE: 8/20/2019 12:36:45 PM - SOURCE: HometownSource
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  • Duluth: Fire Marshal Seeks Public’s Help After 3 Fires At Leif Erikson Park
    VIDEO: The Duluth Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating after three fires were started in Leif Erikson Park Tuesday evening. The call for help came in around 8 p.m. Two of the fires were put out by firefighters. The other went out on its own. The fires were near the amphitheater, according to a city spokesperson.
    - PUB DATE: 8/20/2019 10:14:51 PM - SOURCE: KQDS-TV Fox 21
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  • One person injured in New Ulm fire
    One person was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation from a fire in New Ulm shortly before midnight Monday. Firefighters responded to 1213 North Spring St. to find a house fill with smoke but not flames showing. Two people were evacuated with one taken to the local hospital by Allina Ambulance.
    - PUB DATE: 8/21/2019 7:50:10 AM - SOURCE: Mankato Free Press
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  • St. Paul Fire’s rescue team finds boaters lost on remote island in Leech Lake
    The St. Paul Fire Department’s Rescue Squad took to the air Monday afternoon to help find two boaters lost on a remote island at Leech Lake. The two campers, one about 20-years old and one about 50-years old, had gone canoeing Monday morning. After they’d been gone for about eight hours without reporting back, the resort where they were staying called authorities, said St.
    - PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 7:37:11 PM - SOURCE: TwinCities.com
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  • Interim Fire Chief Shawn Krizaj Recommended for Permanent Job in Duluth
    Interim Fire Chief Shawn Krizaj is being recommended for the job permanently. The city announced the recommendation Monday afternoon, and the Duluth City Council will be asked to approve it at the Monday, Aug. 26 meeting. Former Chief Dennis Edwards was put on leave after being arrested and charged for DUI in April.
    - PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 5:56:36 PM - SOURCE: WDIO-TV & WIRT-TV
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  • Benefit to be Held for Grand Lake Firefighter Battling Cancer
    Glen Solem is known as a hero in the Grand Lake community where he has served as a volunteer firefighter for 11 years. His son Brandon has served with him for the last 3. Brandon said, "You can't even put a number to how many calls he's been on, how many houses he's saved, how many people he's saved from car accidents, medicals, you name it, he's kind of done it.
    - PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 4:36:15 PM - SOURCE: WDIO-TV & WIRT-TV
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  • City Of Superior Old Firehouse Fundraiser
    The City of Superior’s Old Firehouse was built in 1898 and is open to the public for self-guided tours giving you a look back at what things were like in the 1800’s. Now in order to keep the free museum open, fundraising events are needed to keep it open and maintained. Capt’n J’s Miniature Golf on Barker’s Island was filled with families around the Northland swinging a golf club for a good cause, while also enjoying themselves on a beautiful summer’s night.
    - PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 7:54:46 PM - SOURCE: KQDS-TV Fox 21
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  • Saint Paul Fire Department Equipment Stolen From Mounds Park
    VIDEO: The Saint Paul Fire Department is asking for information regarding equipment that was stolen from Mounds Park Sunday. The department tweeted that its Rescue Squad 3 was training at the park around 3 p.m. when they realized some of their equipment had been stolen. They’re asking the public to report any information about the theft to the St.
    - PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 8:22:10 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4
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  • ‘Minor Fire’ Closes Mechanical Engineering Building At University Of Minnesota
    VIDEO: A building at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus was closed Monday morning following a minor fire. University officials say the fire happened in the mechanical engineering building on Church Street. The building was evacuated and the flames knocked down. The building will be closed until further notice.
    - PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 7:57:16 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4
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  • Three-vehicle crash along Highway 13 leaves three injured near Prior Lake
    A Prior Lake man suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted from the scene of a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 13 and 220th St. E. on Saturday, Aug. 17. According to the Minnesota State Patrol report, at 5:43 p.m., John Patrick Mullenmeister, 66, of Prior Lake was traveling northbound on Highway 13 in a Kia Soul when he was struck by a Ford COF Pickup traveling eastbound on 220th St.
    - PUB DATE: 8/18/2019 1:04:12 PM - SOURCE: Belle Plaine Herald
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