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Lawmaker Seeks To Lower Violence Against Health Care Workers

A Minnesota lawmaker is proposing much tougher state penalties for violence against health care workers.

12/08/2014

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Firefighters Who Rescued Kids From Submerged Car Honored

The rescuers who pulled five children from a car that crashed into a St. Louis Park retention pond were honored for their bravery Thursday night. The men braved frigid conditions on Nov. 21, 2013, when a car swerved off the road and into a pond. They say they are not heroes. “We were still doing our job [that we were] trained to do,” said Cpt. Paul Rosholt of the St. Louis Park Fire Department.

10/23/2014

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Resident, Firefighter Injured In Mpls. Apartment Fire

Officials say two people suffered injuries Sunday after a fire started in a Minneapolis apartment building.

10/19/2014

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Mpls. Firefighters Talk Fire Prevention Near Fire That Killed 5 Kids

Minneapolis firefighters went door-to-door in a north Minneapolis neighborhood Wednesday morning, talking with people about preventing fires. It was along Colfax Avenue North near the scene of the tragic Valentine’s Day fire that claimed the lives of five children living in a duplex.

10/08/2014

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New Rule Requires Fire Sprinklers In Large Houses

New building codes in Minnesota will require sprinklers in homes over 4.500 square feet.

10/06/2014

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Mpls. Firefighters Raising Money To Give Coats To Kids In Need

A fundraiser is being held at the new Fulton Brewery until 10 p.m. Saturday

09/06/2014

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Mpls. Firefighters Working To Give Coats To Kids In Need

Firefighters are hoping you’ll help them accomplish their goal of providing American-made coats to low-income children in Minneapolis.

09/04/2014

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St. Paul Teen Honored For Fire Rescue

The St. Paul Fire Chief praised several firefighters Tuesday morning for a job well done over the summer. Chief Tim Butler also presented the department’s highest honor for civilians to a teenager. The Meritorious Service Award is for demonstrating courage in dangerous conditions.

08/19/2014

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Firefighters Give State Leaders A Taste Of ‘Fire Ops 101′

Firefighters are the first people we call when we smell smoke or see flames. We rely on them to save our homes and loved ones, while they put their own lives at risk. On Monday, more than a dozen local and state leaders got a sense of what goes into fighting fires by getting a hands-on look at the different roles of the job.

08/18/2014

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Lawsuit Looms Over Plan To Break Off Lino Lakes F.D.

Concerned citizens in Lino Lakes say they are worried because soon they will have fewer firefighters in their city, and lawyers for the group say they expect to file a lawsuit against the city council.

08/18/2014

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Multiple Cities Fight Long Prairie Salvage Yard Fire

Firefighters from several departments responded to a fire at a salvage yard in Long Prairie, Minn. Friday morning, according to city officials. The city says workers at Hwy 27 Auto Salvage were cutting off a fuel tank from a vehicle when it ignited at about 10:50 a.m.

08/15/2014

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States Send Firefighting Help To Washington

Minnesota is among states sending fire crews to the state of Washington to help with wildfires that have caused evacuations and are threatening hundreds of homes. The Minnesota Incident Command System will send 40 firefighters to the Chiwaukum Creek fire near Levenworth, Washington. They will be there for up to two weeks.

07/18/2014

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First Responders To Begin Using Overdose Reversal Drug

Next month, all first responders will have a new tool in the fight against heroin. Law enforcement and firefighters will now be able to treat heroin overdoses with a drug called Narcan.

07/18/2014

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St. Louis Park Firefighters Search For Hikers

Four Minneapolis-area firefighters are searching for a father and son from Minnesota missing since planning to go for a hike in Colorado’s mountains in April. The firefighters began searching for 51-year-old Damain McManus and 18-year-old Evan McManus near Mount Evans Tuesday.

07/17/2014

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Entire Class Of Incoming Mpls. Firefighters Graduates

The Minneapolis Fire Department added 19 graduates to the force on Friday. Of those 19, 18 of them are military veterans. From ducking enemy fire in a war zone over-seas to putting out fires in a skills demonstration, these new members are ready for action.

07/11/2014

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