The Minneapolis Fire Department wants to be ready in case of an emergency — and they’re not talking solely about fires. Fire crews teamed up with Xcel Energy to simulate an underground emergency in a tight space.
Rules are changing at Minneapolis’s 911 center after a WCCO Investigation found some callers waiting minutes to get through. Raymond Callihan’s wife tried twice to reach an operator last week when her husband suffered a heart attack. Her second call took more than two minutes to answer. Callihan died Thursday morning. City leaders Thursday expressed sympathy for his family. But operators at the 911 center worry others may not get help as quickly as they should, and they’re asking for more staff.
Pictures in a north Minneapolis dining room show the bright smile of 72-year-old Raymond Callihan, a man who loved nothing more than spending time with his large family. “My father was a wonderful person,” said daughter Kamie Reed. “He would help anyone.” But that happiness has been replaced by hurt now that Reed and her mother, Arcola Tullis, know there won’t be any more memories like them.
February is Heart Disease Awareness month. Every year, 1,300 Minnesotans have a heart attack, and of that number, only 200 survive. WCCO’s Jamie Yuccas went to the University of Minnesota to learn what to do at home in an emergency.
Area streets have improved the day after the big snow storm, but they’ve also become snow packed and ice covered.
Like Hurricane Sandy, the presidential campaign is changing course by the hour, as President Obama and Mitt Romney each search for the right tone, while toning down the rhetoric.
Summer is one of the most popular times of the year for weddings, and maybe one of the most important to keep in mind some tips on how to survive.