Daily Dispatch: Minnesota News
State Patrol: Driver, 22, Dead After Going Airborne Off Hwy 169 between Bloomington and Eden Prairie
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A 22-year-old St. Paul man is dead after the vehicle he was operating went off of Highway 169 at a high rate of speed and crashed overnight. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the incident occurred at 12:50 a.m. Friday on southbound Highway 169 and Anderson Lakes Parkway on the border of Bloomington and Eden Prairie.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: cbslocal.com
Former Worker In St. Cloud Pleads Guilty to Arson in Martin Marietta Fire
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:46:20 -0700
A St. Cloud man has pleaded guilty to starting fires which caused more than $2.6-million in damage at the Martin Marietta granite quarry in Waite Park. Forty-seven-year-old Raymond Curtis had been charged with 18 felony counts. He pleaded guilty to two counts of 1st-degree arson and seven counts of 2nd-degree arson.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 1:46:20 PM - SOURCE: WJON-AM 1240
Firefighter Celebrating 40 Years with the Red Wing Fire Department
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:48:33 -0700
In some people, the call to service runs deep. Frank Trapanese, paid on call firefighter for the Red Wing Fire Department, has been answering the call for 40 years. This year is Frank’s last with the RWFD; after four decades of serving the Red Wing community, he’s retiring from duty. Through his time with the RWFD, he’s seen a lot of changes in both the Fire Department and the city, and he has some incredible stories to tell.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 7:48:33 AM - SOURCE: Red Wing, Minnesota
Public safety officers recognized by Eagan Rotary
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 06:39:17 -0700
Eagan Rotary named Joe Moseng “Officer of the Year,” and Fire Chief Mike Scott “Firefighter of the Year” during its annual Public Safety Officer Recognition Program. “Eagan Rotary knows that a good city is a safe city,” said Jill Hutmacher, chair of vocational services with Eagan Rotary and director of community development with Eagan.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 6:39:17 AM - SOURCE: HometownSource
Apartment fire sparked in kitchen causes $83K in damage in southeast St. Cloud
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 08:43:37 -0700
A fire in an apartment building at 200-14th Ave. SE caused approximately $83,000 in damage, according to St. Cloud Fire Department. The fire started in the kitchen at about 10 p.m. Monday. One adult and two children were in the unit when the fire started — the cause of which is thought to be unattended cooking.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 8:43:37 AM - SOURCE: St. Cloud Times
Waseca man charged with arson
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 15:48:38 -0700
A Waseca man is accused of starting a basement fire at a residence last year, according to charges filed Monday. Jesse A. Tollefson, 27, faces one felony count of first-degree arson and a fifth-degree misdemeanor arson charge in Waseca County. Tollefson was outside a Waseca residence at 613 Fourth St.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 3:48:38 PM - SOURCE: The Land Online
Police: Father believed to have started house fire that killed two children dies from injuries
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 16:52:19 -0700
The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office says they believe a father intentionally set a home on fire, which killed him and two young children. Big Lake police and firefighters responded shortly after 5:30 a.m. Friday to a report of a fire at a home in the 19000 block of Karen Lane. "Our officers kicked in the front door and tried to make entry into the house, and as soon as the door opened, you could see heavy smoke coming out of the house," said Big Lake Chief of Police, Joel Scharf, "They went around to the back side of the home and started working on trying to get people out of the upper level with ladders.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2019 4:52:19 PM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11
Maple Plain fire chief resigns post at Orono schools
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 07:46:32 -0700
Maple Plain Fire Chief Justin McCoy has resigned from his position as coordinator of facilities and safety for the Orono School District after the district initiated an investigation into allegations of misconduct. On March 4, the Orono school board held a special closed session meeting for preliminary consideration of allegations against an individual who is subject to the board’s authority.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 7:46:32 AM - SOURCE: HometownSource
Fire damages 3 Minneapolis plows
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 15:53:27 -0700
Three plow trucks were heavily damaged by a fire Saturday morning in northeast Minneapolis. Minneapolis Fire and Rescue said crews responded to a reported vehicle fire at 1809 Washington Street NE at about 10:54 a.m. Firefighters found three plow trucks fully involved, upon arriving, and an additional engine was called in for water supply, the department said in a news release.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2019 3:53:27 PM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul
Gas tank truck catches fire in Bloomington
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A potential disaster was averted in Bloomington when firefighters managed to contain flames that had broken out in the rear of a gas tanker Saturday morning. The Bloomington Fire Department says the truck's "rear wheel brake/drum" caught fire near I-494 and France Ave. Luckily, the flames did not reach the tank, and no gas leaked, the fire department says.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bring Me MN The News.com
Storage building in Staples goes up in flames
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 08:32:13 -0700
Most of a storage building was destroyed in an early morning blaze Friday, April 12. The west end of building on the 1400 block of Eighth Street Northeast in Staples was engulfed in flames when the Wadena County Sheriff's Office and Staples Police Department responded after the call at 3:06 a.m. The fire had spread to most of the building by the time the Staples Fire Department arrived.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2019 8:32:13 AM - SOURCE: Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Lightning strike starts fire in Isanti County
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 18:15:10 -0700
Amid the snowstorm Thursday, a lightning strike started a fire in Isanti County. The Isanti County Sheriff's Office said it happened about 4:30 p.m. "So, it's a blizzard out there and out of nowhere, BOOM! Lightning strikes, starting a shed on fire," the department said in a social media post.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2019 6:15:10 PM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul
Trouble ahead for ambulance coverage in Sleepy Eye?
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:05:52 -0700
For the past several months, the Sleepy Eye City Council meeting has been preceded by a 15 minute Open Forum time. Up to three people may come to the council chambers, just prior to 6:45, and sign up to speak for up to five minutes during this Open Forum on a topic they want the council to hear about.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2019 1:05:52 PM - SOURCE: Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
St. Cloud Garage and Contents Destroyed in Fire
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 16:51:15 -0700
A garage and its contents are a total loss following a fire in St. Cloud on Wednesday morning. St. Cloud Fire Department Battalion Chief Greg Newinski says the fire broke out in a detached garage at a home on the 2900 block of Aurora Lane around 11:50 a.m. The owners were home at the time and no one was hurt in the fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2019 4:51:15 PM - SOURCE: WJON-AM 1240
Duluth Fire Chief Resigns from Top Post After DWI Arrest; Accepts Demotion
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 08:40:35 -0700
Duluth Fire Chief Dennis Edwards submitted a letter of resignation on Friday after a being arrested on driving while intoxicated charges last month. Plans are for Edwards to stay with the department, however, as he’s been demoted to assistant fire chief. Interim Chief Shawn Krizaj will continue in that role.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2019 8:40:35 AM - SOURCE: KQDS-TV Fox 21
Reaching new heights: Bemidji Fire Department purchases first ladder truck in more than 25 years
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 18:20:20 -0700
VIDEO: For the first time in more than 25 years, a brand new ladder truck pulled into the Bemidji Fire Station on Monday. Aside from simply replacing its older counterpart, the truck's longer ladder will allow the department to access the tops of some buildings in town that it wouldn't have been able to before.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2019 6:20:20 PM - SOURCE: Bemidji Pioneer
Fire Chief: Good Samaritan rescues victim in St. Paul Park fire
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 15:49:16 -0700
A Good Samaritan rescued a victim from a fire in a St. Paul Park home Tuesday, according to authorities. The fire occurred at the intersection of 5th St. and 14th Ave. A Good Samaritan saw smoke coming out of the home at around 1:30 p.m., called 911 and ran into the home to rescue one victim, St. Paul Park Fire Chief Kurk Lee said.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2019 3:49:16 PM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11
Minneapolis: Fire strikes West Broadway building with 3 retail outlets
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A fire Monday night in a West Broadway building that houses several retail outlets sent black-gray smoke skyward over north Minneapolis. The blaze broke out about 9:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of West Broadway, just west of Irving Avenue N., according to a witness and one of the business owners. The fire, brought under control in a little more than an hour, appeared to be concentrated in the Santana's Market, based on photos the witness posted on Facebook.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Star Tribune - Metered Site
Dog injured in fire adopted by Lafayette firefighter - to help other burn victims
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:09:52 -0700
A dog that went through a terrifying ordeal is now on a mission to give hope to others. Lexi Ann, a black lab-boxer mix, survived a house fire at her previous owner's house back in January. She suffered severe burns, and was brought to Ruff Start Rescue to heal. Lexi Ann is now recovered and has been living with a foster family in Zimmerman, Minnesota.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2019 10:09:52 AM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11
More Than 300 Attend State Fire EMS Rescue School in Rochester
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 17:42:16 -0700
More than 300 firefighters from more than 100 different departments in Minnesota gathered in Rochester this weekend for fire and rescue training. "Advanced Pumping" was just one of the many training stations at the Minnesota State Fire EMS Rescue School at the Heintz Center at Rochester Community and Technical College.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2019 5:42:16 PM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
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