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  • New Ulm woman charged with arson, assaulting police
    A New Ulm woman allegedly started two fires in her apartment and then assaulted police officers. Tanya Marie Lieder, 36, was charged Tuesday with felony arson, felony assault on a police officer and gross misdemeanor obstructing the legal process. New Ulm firefighters extinguished a fire Saturday night in Lieder's unoccupied apartment at 509 Center St.
    - PUB DATE: 10/18/2017 4:13:55 AM - SOURCE: Mankato Free Press
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  • Mankato Firefighters Respond To Car Fire
    Firefighters respond to a car on fire on Madison Avenue around 10:30 a.m. this morning. The vehicle caught fire shortly after the driver pulled over near Madison Ave. and 5th Street. Both the driver and passenger were able to escape the vehicle safely. The passenger in the car says she told the driver to pull over after she heard a "pop" sound.
    - PUB DATE: 10/17/2017 11:05:36 AM - SOURCE: KEYC-TV Fox 12 Mankato
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  • St. Charles Fire Department conducts live fire training
    VIDEO: A house in St. Charles that burned to the ground Monday night was a part of a training exercise by the St. Charles Fire Department. The training happened at a vacant house on County Road 119 near Highway 14. With permission from the property owners, firefighters put straw, pallets and wood in a back room of the house, said St.
    - PUB DATE: 10/17/2017 3:27:24 AM - SOURCE: KTTC-TV Rochester
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  • Inver Grove Heights zeros in on site of new fire station to serve city's southern half
    Inver Grove Heights has secured its preferred spot to build a fire station for the city’s southern half. The city has signed purchase agreements to buy 11.68 acres of land, located south of U.S. 52 and west of Concord Boulevard, at a cost of $1.93 million. The sale’s closing is expected before the end of the month.
    - PUB DATE: 10/17/2017 3:15:42 AM - SOURCE: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Twin
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  • One Hospitalized Following Apartment Fire In Mankato
    One person is hospitalized following an apartment fire last night. Mankato Firefighters responded just after 6 p.m. to the fire at 121 Ahlstrom Road. When crews arrived, they learned that one of the tenant’s neighbor’s had used a portable fire extinguisher to put out most of the fire. Firefighters did extinguish a fire still smoldering in the apartment’s oven.
    - PUB DATE: 10/17/2017 7:07:53 AM - SOURCE: KEYC-TV Fox 12 Mankato
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  • Firefighters battle duplex fire in Duluth's Lincoln Park neighborhood
    The Duluth Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the Lincoln Park neighborhood just before 1:00 a.m. Sunday. Crews arrived at 320 N 21st Ave W. and found heavy fire in the attic of a two-story duplex. The duplex was quickly evacuated. A second house starting on fire resulting in a second alarm being called.
    - PUB DATE: 10/15/2017 8:45:01 AM - SOURCE: KBJR6
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  • Brooten man treated for burns after explosion
    A Stearns County man was taken to the hospital with burns to his hands and head after an explosion at his home north of Brooten on Sunday evening. Herman Paul Imdieke, 80, told authorities he smelled gas when he came home and began cooking supper. The explosion happened a short time later. Imdieke was helped to a nearby residence by a neighbor, who called 911 shortly after 5 p.
    - PUB DATE: 10/16/2017 8:38:59 AM - SOURCE: St. Cloud Times
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  • Firefighters Extinguish Blaze at Minneapolis Apartment Building
    The Minneapolis Fire Department reports firefighters responded to a structure fire on the 2100 block of 44th Avenue North Monday morning. A tweet from the department reported a small fire on the second floor was extinguished, and a resident was transported from the scene to seek medical attention due to smoke inhalation.
    - PUB DATE: 10/16/2017 7:36:58 AM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul
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  • Fire breaks out in pole barn near St. Joseph
    Fire destroyed a machine shed and most of its contents Friday afternoon north of St. Joseph. Firefighters were at the blaze along Stearns County Road 133 between St. Joseph and Sartell for three hours starting at 12:30 p.m., according to fire Capt. Ken Jacobson. The 30-by-40-foot shed housed small tractors, lawn mowers and miscellaneous equipment.
    - PUB DATE: 10/13/2017 1:16:26 PM - SOURCE: St. Cloud Times
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  • Update: St. Paul fire chief reprimanded, for retaliation against an employee
    St. Paul’s deputy mayor issued the city’s fire chief a written reprimand this week, saying he retaliated last year against an employee who previously filed a complaint against him. The decision was reached in December, but Tim Butler appealed it, according to St. Paul Human Resources. On Tuesday, two days after another employee filed a separate complaint against Butler, Deputy Mayor Kristin Beckmann decided to impose discipline in the 2016 inquiry.
    - PUB DATE: 10/12/2017 3:36:59 PM - SOURCE: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Twin
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