State News

  • CO v. COVID: Why carbon monoxide detectors are a must this winter
    When the snow flies, firefighters expect calls to pick up. Many are for house fires, but they also commonly deal with carbon monoxide calls. Duluth Deputy Fire Marshal Jon Otis said this year, it's especially important to have a working CO detector. "Carbon monoxide causes flu-like symptoms. So if you're having a headache or you're feeling sick to your stomach .
    - PUB DATE: 10/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDIO-DT ABC 10 Duluth
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  • Authorities ID man found dead in Minneapolis pawn shop burned in riots
    The man found dead in the remains of a Minneapolis pawn shop that was destroyed during the riots following George Floyd's death has been identified. According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office, 30-year-old Oscar Lee Stewart Jr. of Burnsville died of "probable inhalation of combustion and thermal injury".
    - PUB DATE: 10/20/2020 1:22:34 PM - SOURCE: KMSP-TV FOX 9 Minneapolis
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  • Mayor taps 25-year veteran Bryan Tyner to be next Minneapolis Fire Chief
    Bryan Tyner will be nominated as the next Chief of the Minneapolis Fire Department, the city announced Monday. Mayor Jacob Frey will nominate the current Assistant Chief to replace Chief John Fruetel, who has served the MFD for 41 years, including as chief since 2012. The city said it conducted a national search for a new chief starting in August.
    - PUB DATE: 10/19/2020 2:13:03 PM - SOURCE: KMSP-TV Fox 9 Twin Cities
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  • Crews Knock Down Flames At Little Canada Storage Facility
    VIDEO: Fire crews knocked down flames overnight at a storage facility in Little Canada. Firefighters at the scene said the fire damaged about 12 units before they put out the flames. The damage to the storage units appears significant. Officials gave no word as to what was being stored at the facility.
    - PUB DATE: 10/20/2020 5:59:00 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4 Minneapolis
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  • Firefighters extinguish house fire in St. Paul's Midway neighborhood
    Sunday night, firefighters extinguished a house fire in St. Paul's Midway neighborhood. According to the St. Paul Fire Department, crews quickly put out the fire, which was at a home in the 1300 block of Thomas Avenue. The fire remains under investigation but is believed to be accidental, the department said.
    - PUB DATE: 10/19/2020 8:58:34 AM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul
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  • Sen. Jeremy Miller receives Golden Axe Award from the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters Association
    The Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters Association recently presented Minnesota State Sen. Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) with the prestigious Golden Axe award for his bipartisan efforts in passing workplace safety protections for front-line workers during the COVID pandemic. “It is a tremendous honor to receive this award,” said Miller.
    - PUB DATE: 10/16/2020 11:23:10 AM - SOURCE: Winona Daily News
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  • Passerby's honking alerts residents to house fire in northwest Faribault
    A Sunday morning house fire in northwest Faribault that damaged the home's exterior was accidentally set. Faribault firefighters were called to a home at 907 Second Ave. NW at 7:41 a.m. Sunday on a report that smoke was coming from the front porch. Crews were able to quickly verify that the residents had been notified of the fire by a passerby and had evacuated the home, according to Fire Chief Dustin Dienst.
    - PUB DATE: 10/18/2020 1:02:55 PM - SOURCE: Faribault Daily News
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  • Firefighters battle structure fires in Minneapolis, Richfield
    Friday morning, firefighters were at the scene of two separate structure fires. At about 3:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a house fire near 17th Avenue and East 27th Street in Minneapolis. A KSTP photographer at the scene reported seeing smoke coming from the roof. It was unclear how the fire started or whether anyone was hurt.
    - PUB DATE: 10/16/2020 3:45:56 AM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul
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  • No injuries reported after Southwest Rochester house fire
    A historic Southwest Rochester home was saved from significant damage late Thursday night after a home owner smelled smoke and called 911. The Rochester Fire Department was called toa residential structure fire in the 900 block of 11th Street Southwest about 11:20 p.m. Flames could be seen coming from the roof on the exterior of backside of the home, according to the a news release from the fire department.
    - PUB DATE: 10/16/2020 7:50:37 AM - SOURCE: Post-Bulletin - Metered Site
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  • New program aims to help South Metro firefighters deal with mental health challenges
    Standing on the front lines, face to face with tragedy, first responders work day-to-day saving the lives of others. “Many people think that firefighters run into burning buildings, but the bulk of their calls are medical emergencies,” says Dr. Margaret Gavian, the founder of the Par 360 program. “Many of these personal tragedies affect them deeply because they are not robots.
    - PUB DATE: 10/14/2020 4:35:36 PM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11 Minneapolis
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