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Minnesota Ethanol Plant Restarts After Fire

A Fergus Falls ethanol plant has resumed producing ethanol after a fire last week. Green Plains Otter Tail, a subsidiary of Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc., began producing ethanol Sunday.

03/17/2014

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Fire Damages Bowling Alley In Little Canada

Authorities said there were no injuries but a bowling alley in the north Twin Cities metro suffered significant damage in a fire Monday morning. Crews were called to Saxon Lanes in Little Canada early Monday on a report of a fire.

03/17/2014

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Fatal House Fire In North Mpls. Ruled Accidental

The Minneapolis Arson Unit says the cause of Tuesday evening’s deadly house fire in north Minneapolis was accidental. Firefighters found two people dead in a bedroom 2940 Washburn Ave. N. after putting out a fire in the home’s living room. The arson unit says they found two possible ignition sources in the living room: smoking materials that may have ignited the cushions of a love seat, and an electrical source.

03/12/2014

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No Injuries In Fire At Fergus Falls Ethanol Plant

Fire crews spent hours battling flames at an ethanol plant just outside Fergus Falls. Fergus Falls Fire Chief Mark Hovland tells The Associated Press officials got a call about a fire at the Green Plains Renewable Energy Otter Tail ethanol plant at about 4:20 p.m. Monday.

03/10/2014

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Victim Of St. Paul Fire Describes Scene: ‘We Were Trapped’

A victim of an early Monday morning fire described the frightening scene, as she and her family struggled to escape their home, which is now considered a total loss in St. Paul.

03/10/2014

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Blacktop Company Destroyed By Fire

It took firefighters and equipment from seven Mankato area agencies to fight a fire at a blacktop company. Thick, black smoke billowed from the fire at WW Blacktopping Sunday afternoon. The shop, office and business records were all destroyed.

03/10/2014

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Dozens Of Firefighters Battle Manufacturing Blaze

Dozens of firefighters from six agencies battled a blaze at a manufacturer in Crow Wing County. Fire officials say an early concern about the fire at Cross-Tech Manufacturing were propane tanks and other chemicals used in production of hydraulic rotary brush cutters. Firefighters from Crosslake, Fifty Lakes, Mission, Ideal and Pequot Lakes fought the fire

03/07/2014

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No One Injured In Fire That Destroyed St. Peter Home

No one was hurt after fire broke out at a single-home residence Thursday night in 44000 block of Hillside Court in St. Peter, Minn., LeSueur County Sheriff’s Office reports.

03/07/2014

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2 Hospitalized After Plymouth House Fire

A Plymouth couple were taken to the hospital as a precaution after a late night fire. The fire happened around 11:30 p.m. at their home in the 100 block of Trenton Lane.

03/07/2014

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Funeral Held For Children Who Died In Valentine’s Day Fire

The community came together Saturday to remember the five children who died when their house caught fire on Valentine’s Day. The funeral for 8-year-old Christopher, 6-year-old Mary, 4-year-old Fannie, 3-year-old Troy and 18-month-old Gwendolyn took place at Shiloh Temple in Minneapolis.

03/01/2014

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Woman, 50, Dies From Injuries In New Ulm Fire

Authorities said a 50-year-old woman who was rescued from a fire in southern Minnesota on Thursday later died from her injuries. The Brown County Sheriff’ Office was called to a fire at about 9:28 p.m. Thursday on the 100 block of Center Street in New Ulm.

03/01/2014

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Residents Allowed Back Into Iowa City After Fire

Authorities have lifted an evacuation order for residents of a small northern Iowa city, following a fertilizer fire at the local airport. The Worth County Sheriff’s Office says the evacuation was called off around 3 p.m. Thursday.

02/20/2014

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Cause Of Fire That Killed 5 Children Ruled ‘Undetermined’

The cause of the north Minneapolis duplex fire that claimed the lives of five children last Friday is being classified as “undetermined,” according to the Minneapolis Arson Unit.

02/19/2014

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9-Year-Old In Good Condition After Rescue From Apt. Fire

A nine-year-old girl is in good condition at Regions Hospital after being rescued from an apartment fire in St. Paul on Monday morning. The fire began around 10:45 a.m. in an illegal basement bedroom at 343 Maple Street, where there were no escape windows or smoke alarms, according to the St. Paul Fire Department. Firefighters found Nevaeh Sellers in the basement near a burning mattress. She was breathing when she was brought out of the building.

02/19/2014

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Mpls. Man Devastated After 5 Of 7 Kids Die In Fire

A Minneapolis man recovering in a hospital after a fire in his rental home wept as he recounted how the blaze claimed the lives of five of his seven children.

02/16/2014

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