State News

  • Waterville: Young husband, father, firefighter killed in crash
    A Waterville man was killed and a Cannon Falls man sustained life-threatening injuries during a two-vehicle crash on Highway 60 on Wednesday morning, July 10, at approximately 4:45 a.m. According to the Minnesota State Patrol incident report, William Elmer Potter, 27, of Waterville sustained fatal injuries in a two-vehicle crash that occurred just west of Faribault.
    - PUB DATE: 7/18/2019 11:19:15 PM - SOURCE: New Prague Times
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  • Follow Up: Hermantown celebrates the unveiling of two new fire halls in the city
    New and improved are words that can be used to describe two of three fire halls in Hermantown. City officials and volunteer firefighters celebrated the opening Thursday, in conjunction with the city's 36th annual SummerFest. "The truth is that these important additions to our community are going to serve Hermantown for decades and add to the quality of our top-notch volunteer fire department," said John Mulder, Hermantown City Administrator.
    - PUB DATE: 7/18/2019 2:01:06 PM - SOURCE: WDIO-TV & WIRT-TV
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  • Sheriff: Paynesville House Fire Blamed On Grill Being Too Close To Home
    Authorities in central Minnesota say a home caught fire over the weekend because the grill was too close to the building. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says a 72-year-old man was grilling Saturday at his home on the western end of Lake Koronis in Paynesville when flames from the grill’s propane tank nozzle spread to the home’s back wall and deck.
    - PUB DATE: 7/17/2019 7:59:57 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4
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  • Duluth Firefighters Rescue Kitten
    A kitten that was stuck in a storm drain in Duluth was rescued by a firefighter on Wednesday. Three young girls walking with their father heard the kitten crying from inside the drain and the Fire Department was called. Firefighter Jeremy Helm removed the top grate and went down inside the drain but the kitten, inside a small pipe, would not come to him.
    - PUB DATE: 7/18/2019 6:08:20 AM - SOURCE: WTBX-FM 93.9
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  • Hermantown Fire Department Settles into New Fire Stations
    After nearly a year the Hermantown Fire Department is finally settled into two new fire stations. Back in May of 2018, the department demolished the old stations and began rebuilding the new state of the art facilities. More space was needed after they out grew the previous buildings that once stood in the same locations.
    - PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 4:35:59 PM - SOURCE: KQDS-TV Fox 21
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  • Follow Up: St. Paul man runs into restaurant fire to save stranger believed to be trapped
    A St. Paul man has some harrowing video and an amazing story to share from a fire that badly damaged a neighborhood institution. Justin Dittel and his girlfriend happened to be driving by the Coffee Cup on Rice Street and Arlington Avenue in the North End last Friday when they caught sight of something smoldering.
    - PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 8:42:10 PM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
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  • Firefighters respond to Minnesota Lake shed fire, lightning strike during storm
    Equipment used to train firefighters was destroyed in a fire Monday night. Jack Volz owns a first-responder training company and was out of town training fellow firefighters when he heard that a shed on his rural Minnesota Lake property was on fire. The fire destroyed the shed and its contents, said Volz, who is a member of the Minnesota Lake Fire Department.
    - PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 2:37:53 PM - SOURCE: The Land Online
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  • Duluth Fire Captain Reunited with the Family of a Boy He Saved
    When Josiah Crowell was born on November 22nd, 2016, there was an unexpected complication. His mother Sarah said, "It was about 12:30 at night, and I went into labor, and it was one of those labors that required an emergency call." The umbilical cord prolapsed. Sarah called 9-1-1, and Captain Mark Herman with the Duluth Fire Department was among the first response team.
    - PUB DATE: 7/15/2019 4:45:19 PM - SOURCE: WDIO-TV & WIRT-TV
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  • Fire Destroys Mobile Home In Dayton
    Problems communicating caused confusion for firefighters battling an overnight fire at a mobile home park in Dayton. Fire officials says English is not the first language of the people who live in the home on Gaywood Drive, so firefighters thought someone could have been inside when they arrived. After searching the mobile home several times, they determined the home was vacant.
    - PUB DATE: 7/15/2019 6:29:59 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4
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  • Straw fire extinguished by Mapleton, Good Thunder Fire Departments
    A minor fire at a Mapleton business today required two fire departments due to the heat. Mapleton's Fire Department needed help from Good Thunder's fire crew to help extinguish a straw fire at Ero-Guard on Mapleton's south side. Mapleton's fire chief said a pile of waste straw was being loaded for disposal when it caught fire.
    - PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KEYC 12 News
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