Officials say a veteran firefighter died from an unknown illness while on a medical-emergency call north of Duluth. According to the Minnesota State Fire Department Association, 57-year-old Randy Hiti of the Rice Lake Fire Department was responding to a call Wednesday night when he suffered a medical episode at his home.
The grave of a Minnesota soldier killed in the Civil War will be re-dedicated this weekend. Pvt. Edmund Sampare of St. Paul died in the Battle of Antietam on Sept. 17, 1862.
A funeral is set Friday for a southern Minnesota soldier killed in Iraq last week.