State News

  • 1 dead, 2 seriously hurt in Maple Grove crash
    At about 6:50 a.m. Saturday, a woman and two children were killed in a car crash near Dunkirk Lane and Lawndale Lane in Maple Grove. Law enforcement says one man is also in the hospital with serious injuries as they wait for crash reconstruction specialists to tell them more about what happened. "It’s terrifying.
    - PUB DATE: 5/8/2021 6:53:44 AM - SOURCE: KMSP-TV Fox 9 Twin Cities
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  • Red Cross called to help family, cat displaced after Minneapolis house fire
    No injuries were reported in an early-morning house fire in Minneapolis Saturday. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, firefighters responded to a home along the 2600 block of Dupont Avenue North at about 3:57 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters reported seeing large flames coming from inside the home's first floor.
    - PUB DATE: 5/8/2021 8:29:38 AM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul
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  • Authorities investigating Blue Earth camper fire
    Authorities in Blue Earth are investigating the cause of a fire that caused one person to be airlifted to be treated for injuries. The Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office says it responded to a call of a camper fire Friday morning at 701 West 1st Street in Blue Earth. Authorities arrived on-scene to find 31-year-old Daniel Johnson lying in the grass across the street from where the fire had occurred.
    - PUB DATE: 5/7/2021 5:11:57 PM - SOURCE: KEYC-TV Fox 12 Mankato
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  • Garage fire east of Austin cases $100K in damage
    An early morning garage fire just east of Austin caused $100,000 worth of damage. Crews were called to the home at 58282 220th Street just before 3:30 a.m. Thursday for a report of a garage engulfed in flames. Deputies responding to the scene saw the owner and a neighbor retrieving items from the garage.
    - PUB DATE: 5/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Rochester
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  • 'Several' buildings evacuated in St. Paul due to cut gas line
    Fire officials say "several" buildings were evacuated in the Merriam Park neighborhood in St. Paul Thursday afternoon after a gas line was apparently cut. The St. Paul Fire Department closed Marshall Avenue between Wilder Street and Cretin Avenue North as crews from Xcel Energy to secured the line.
    - PUB DATE: 5/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11 Minneapolis
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  • Duluth Radisson thanks local police officers & firefighters
    Thursday afternoon in Duluth, the Radisson Hotel gave back to local police officers and fire fighters. The hotel welcomed area departments to come by and grab a boxed lunch to say thank you for keeping them and the community safe. It's something that one of the hotel's staff brought back from when she lived in Texas.
    - PUB DATE: 5/6/2021 11:43:30 PM - SOURCE: WDIO-DT ABC 10 Duluth
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  • New fire chief sworn in for city of Ely
    New Ely Fire Chief David Marshall took the oath of office this week, administered by Interim Mayor Chuck Novak Tuesday night at the City Council meeting, and began his duties as both department leader and secretary. The council’s negotiating committee met with Marshall late last month to review the position’s pay and job description.
    - PUB DATE: 5/6/2021 1:03:46 AM - SOURCE: The Timberjay
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  • Follow Up: St. Paul man sentenced for 3rd Precinct arson, ordered to pay $12M in restitution
    A St. Paul, Minnesota man was sentenced to 41 months in prison Tuesday for his role in the arson at the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct last May. Branden Wolfe, 23, pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiracy to commit arson. As part of his sentencing, he was ordered to serve two years of supervised release and pay $12 million in restitution, according to a news release from the U.
    - PUB DATE: 5/5/2021 11:13:15 AM - SOURCE: KMSP-TV Fox 9 Minneapolis
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  • Red Flag Warning issued today for Becker, Otter Tail, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Wadena, Todd, Stearns counties
    With extreme fire risk conditions across much of Minnesota today (Thursday, May 6), the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning across several counties. A Red Flag Warning means the area is experiencing critical weather conditions that are ideal for wildfire, including strong winds and low humidity.
    - PUB DATE: 5/6/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Echo Press - Metered Site
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  • International Firefighters Day celebrates the daily work and sacrifice of firefighters
    International Firefighters Day is a day to say thanks and celebrate all the work firefighters do. "It gives us time to reflect on how we take care of ourselves as well how we support our firefighters - how we support the families," said Duluth Fire Chief Shawn Krizaj. From service calls to ice rescue, departments like the Duluth Fire Department have been a part of community outreach from the beginning and do much more than stopping fires.
    - PUB DATE: 5/4/2021 12:35:21 PM - SOURCE: WDIO-TV & WIRT-TV ABC 10 Duluth
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