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  • Fire burns Dockside Rental near Nisswa
    An early morning fire burned a jet ski rental business near Nisswa Thursday, Oct. 18. Brainerd Fire Chief Tim Holmes said crews received the call just after 2 a.m. and responded to heavy fire and smoke at Dockside Rental on the southwest side of Round Lake, in Unorganized Territory between Brainerd and Nisswa.
    - PUB DATE: 10/19/2018 4:05:06 AM - SOURCE: Brainerd Daily Dispatch
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  • Mankato Fire Receives High Insurance Services Offices Rating
    Mankato firefighters' efforts to protect homes and community members is reflected in its recent ranking. The city's Insurance Services Offices rating was recently upgraded from a three to a two. High ISO ratings, like the city of Mankato's, indicate that a community's fire response system is prepared to prevent and respond to incidents, which can result in lower fire loss.
    - PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 6:13:16 AM - SOURCE: KEYC-TV Fox 12 Mankato
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  • Man dies in apartment fire in West St. Paul
    A man has died after a fire in an apartment building early Wednesday morning in West St. Paul, Minnesota. According to authorities, around 4:30 a.m., the South Metro Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke in an apartment building in the 1300 block of Kruse Street. When they arrived, firefighters found a fire in a third floor apartment with an unresponsive male inside.
    - PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 11:20:39 AM - SOURCE: fox9
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  • Minneapolis: Yard Signs May Have Prompted Arson in Marcy-Holmes, Neighborhood Association Says
    The Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association says an alleged arsonist who set fire to the front door of a home in the neighborhood may have done so because of signs placed in the front yard. The association said the home on the 600 block of Sixth Street Southeast had a Black Lives Matter sign and a Sen.
    - PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 10:32:14 PM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul
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  • New ladder truck enhances safety, visiblity in Rochester
    More than a year after the Rochester City Council approved the purchase of a new ladder truck for the fire department, the truck is just weeks away from hitting the road. Before the truck arrived in Rochester, the department put together a committee of firefighters, captains, motor operators and the department’s mechanic to make sure the ladder truck would fit the specific needs of the Rochester Fire Department.
    - PUB DATE: 10/16/2018 8:53:40 PM - SOURCE: Post-Bulletin
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  • New area firefighters training held at Pine Island Fire Department
    Riverland Fire School of Austin is once again hosting Firefighter I, II, and Hazmat classes in Pine Island. Firefighter students from Byron, Lake City, Pine Island, and Zumbrota are all busy taking classes to learn the skills needed for modern fire service. Students will attend a mixture of classroom-based training, as well as many hours of hands-on training.
    - PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 2:48:59 AM - SOURCE: Zumbrota News-Record
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  • Duluth Fire Department now expects spring delivery of new boat
    The Duluth Fire Department was supposed to have a new emergency response boat in August, and it would have, too, if not for one minor complication — a lack of propulsion. Lake Assault Boats in Superior completed work on the 31-foot vessel right on schedule, but it's still waiting on a pair of 300-horsepower Mercury Verado outboard motors to arrive.
    - PUB DATE: 10/16/2018 8:41:48 PM - SOURCE: Duluth News Tribune
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  • Stretched thin, Minnesota volunteer firefighters sound the alarm
    When Greg Malmquist became a firefighter in Lake Elmo more than three decades ago, many volunteer fire department rosters listed just a handful of surnames. Sons served alongside fathers and brothers and uncles, and most often stayed in the department for decades. “Times have changed,” said Malmquist, now the fire chief in Lake Elmo and the only full-time member of the department.
    - PUB DATE: 10/15/2018 7:37:39 PM - SOURCE: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
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  • Dog wakes up man in burning Alexandria mobile home fire; he then alerts neighbors
    An Alexandria man escaped from a mobile home fire early Monday morning, Oct. 15, after being woke up by his dog and he then alerted his neighbors in a nearby mobile home so they were also able to get out safely. Mark Anderson, a student at the Alexandria Technical and Community College, had been living in the mobile home at Viking City for about two weeks, according to Alexandria Fire Chief Jeff Karrow.
    - PUB DATE: 10/16/2018 1:40:57 AM - SOURCE: Detroit Lakes Tribune
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  • Home Destroyed In Cook County Fire
    The Cook County Sheriff's Department, Grand Marais firefighters and other first responders were called to a reported fire on the Devil Track Road on Sunday. The fire was reported by a neighbor at 5:15 a-m when they awoke to a loud noise and saw a red glow. When crews arrived, the home and attached garage, containing two vehicles, were fully engulfed in flames.
    - PUB DATE: 10/16/2018 3:47:22 AM - SOURCE: KDAL-AM 610 Duluth
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