State News

  • Elk River Liquor Stores Raise over $5,500 for Life-saving Fire Rescue Equipment
    We’d like to thank all of the Northbound and Westbound Liquor Store customers who gave generously to the Elk River Fire Department Fundraiser. With your support, over $5,500 was raised for the Elk River Fire Department, which will fund the purchase of life-saving rescue equipment that utilizes state-of-the-art thermal imaging technology.
    - PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 7:18:22 PM - SOURCE: Elk River, Minnesota
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  • Long Lake Fire Department amps up recruitment efforts
    When battalion chief Shane Gardner decided to join the Long Lake Fire Department (LLFD) back in 2000, he drove to the station, interviewed with the chief and was able to start training soon after. Since then, the LLFD have changed their application process. “Back then, the process was a lot easier. There wasn’t as much red tape involved.
    - PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 7:58:08 AM - SOURCE: HometownSource - Metered Site
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  • Woman killed in Pine County house fire
    A woman was killed Tuesday night after a house fire in Pine County. A news release from the Pine County Sheriff's Office said first responders were called just before 8 p.m. on the report of a house fire near Brook Park. When firefighters arrived, the house was fully engulfed in flames. The sheriff's office told first responders that he and his wife were in separate rooms of the home when he noticed the fire.
    - PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 8:01:05 AM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul
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  • Morsching retires from Lonsdale Fire Department as assistant chief
    Being a firefighter was a boyhood dream for Shannon Morsching, and moving to Lonsdale was the turning point that brought his dream to fruition. After nearly 13 years of service on the Lonsdale Fire Department, Morsching began his retirement Aug. 19. The Lonsdale City Council approved his letter of retirement at its Thursday, Sept.
    - PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 1:52:06 AM - SOURCE:
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  • Man Arrested After Trying To Set Woman On Fire in Minneapolis
    Minneapolis police say they arrested a man who tried to set a woman on fire Monday morning on the city’s north side. According to a police report, the incident happened around 4:20 a.m. on the 5100 block of Colfax Avenue North, in the city’s Lind-Bohanon neighborhood. Minneapolis police say the victim drove herself to North Memorial Medical Center before an ambulance brought her to a burn unit at Hennepin Healthcare.
    - PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 10:50:38 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4
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  • Rochester Fire Department welcomes five recruits
    Being a firefighter is more than just fighting fires. For the next 10 weeks, five men will learn what it means to be a member of the Rochester Fire Department as the department's newest recruits. On Monday, the group spent time at the Rochester Fire Department's workshop with department mechanic Jeremy Leisenheimer learning about the weekly fleet check.
    - PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 3:46:03 AM - SOURCE: Post-Bulletin
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  • Prosecutors: Off-duty St. Paul firefighter knew one of the men charged in his murder
    Ramsey County prosecutors said Monday Thomas Harrigan, 36, was killed after an argument with two men in his St. Paul home. According to the criminal charges, Blake Deshaun Caraway, 36 and his older brother Dontay Caraway, 39, confronted the off-duty St. Paul firefighter on the evening of Sept. 2. The charges say Dontay had been living in Harrigan’s home but was kicked out on Sept.
    - PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 5:33:33 PM - SOURCE: Minnesota Public Radio
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  • Esko School Evacuated over CO Levels
    Esko students were evacuated from the school around 9:40 Monday morning after higher than average levels of carbon monoxide were detected inside the building. All of the students were evacuated safely to a nearby church while the Esko Fire Department and school officials investigated the situation. Officials determined that a problem with a water heater caused carbon monoxide levels to rise.
    - PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 10:37:26 AM - SOURCE: WDIO-TV & WIRT-TV
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  • Trolley catches fire along I-35W in Roseville
    Firefighters say no one was hurt after flames tore through a trolley vehicle along I-35W in Roseville on Saturday. Officials were called to the 35W/Highway 36 split around 6:30 p.m. for the fire. Videos posted online show flames engulfing the vehicle as cars passed. Photos posted by the Roseville Fire Department show only the shell of the trolley left after the fire was extinguished.
    - PUB DATE: 9/14/2019 6:40:02 PM - SOURCE: KMSP-TV My Fox 9 Twin Cities
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  • Duluth officials announce arrest in synagogue fire, say there's no evidence of hate crime
    Authorities in Duluth announced Sunday that a 36-year-old man faces charges of first-degree arson in the fire that destroyed a synagogue last week, and that there is no indication that the fire was a hate crime. The nearly 120-year-old Adas Israel Congregation synagogue in downtown Duluth was destroyed in an early morning fire on Monday, Sept.
    - PUB DATE: 9/15/2019 11:01:42 AM - SOURCE: Minnesota Public Radio
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