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Matthew Little, Civil Rights Legend, Remembered In Mpls.

A man who broke color barriers and led Minnesota in the Civil Rights Movement was remembered Saturday. Matthew Little, long-time president of the Minneapolis NAACP, passed away last Sunday after complications from pneumonia. He was 92. Hundreds of people gathered for a memorial service at Shiloh Temple in north Minneapolis.

02/01/2014

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1 Suffers Burns, 1 Firefighter In Hospital After Eagan Fire

A 58-year-old was burned and suffered smoke inhalation in a house fire late Wednesday afternoon in Eagan. At 4:33 p.m., the Eagan Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 2981 Lexington Avenue, according to city officials. Firefighters found the 58-year-old victim inside, who was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. There was only one occupant in the home.

01/22/2014

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Early Morning Fire Destroys St. Paul Home

An early morning fire has destroyed a house in St. Paul, Minn. The homeowners were on vacation in Florida at the time. The fire was reported just before 6 a.m. Sunday morning.

01/05/2014

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Firefighters Faced With Cold, Ice & Frozen Hoses In Apt. Fire

It’s hard enough for fire crews to battle a fire, just imagine doing it in sub-zero temperatures. The fire chief called conditions at the Cedar Avenue apartment fire in Minneapolis, “brutal.”

01/01/2014

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Several Crews Assist With Overnight Fire In Deephaven

Overnight, firefighters from several communities helped put out a fire in Deephaven. A fire alarm alerted them to the burning home on Lakeview Drive.

11/17/2013

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Service Held Sunday For Fallen Minn. Firefighters

Gov. Mark Dayton and firefighters from across Minnesota plan to gather in St. Paul to honor fallen firefighters. Since 1881, 208 Minnesota firefighters have died on the job. Their names have been inscribed on columns in the Fallen Firefighters Memorial on the State Capitol grounds, which was dedicated last year. Also, expected at Sunday’s memorial will be family members of fallen firefighters, the president of the International Association on Fire Chiefs and the Minnesota Fire Service Foundation president.

09/28/2013

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Wis. Volunteer Fire Hall, Fire Trucks Destroyed

The fire hall that served as a command center during a massive forest fire in northwestern Wisconsin has been destroyed in a blaze that also burned six fire trucks. Town of Gordon Fire Chief Mike Chmielecki says the fire hall is a total loss. Chmielecki says there were several explosions inside the hall as it burned Thursday, which he says likely came from the truck equipment. No one was injured in the fire. WDIO-TV reports five agencies worked to extinguish the fire which also destroyed the volunteer firefighters’ gear.

09/20/2013

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Brooklyn Park Firefighters Give Big, Red Gift To Liberian Counterparts

After years of war and destruction, the African country of Liberia is getting back on its feet.

07/19/2013

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Firefighters Make 2 Trips To Put Out Mpls. Fire

Firefighters needed two trips to put out an overnight fire in south Minneapolis. They first responded to a fire at a duplex, located on the 2700 block of Colfax Avenue South a little after 3:40 a.m. Sunday morning.

07/14/2013

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Fallen Firefighters Photo Controversy

A photo meant as tribute has caused controversy and conversation. Take a look and share your opinion on our Facebook page.

07/08/2013

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Christmas Lake Boathouse Catches Fire

A boathouse on Christmas Lake caught fire just before 8 a.m. Friday morning. The boat was discovered ablaze on the 5900 block of Ridge Road in Shoreview, and it was actually on land when it went up in flames.

07/05/2013

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Firefighters Make Quick Work Of S. Mpls Basement Fire

Firefighters quickly knocked down a home fire Tuesday afternoon on the city’s south side. The fire burned in a basement of a home on 5038 Nicollet Ave., authorities said. In the basement, a person was found and brought to a hospital for possible smoke inhalation. That person’s condition is not known.

07/02/2013

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MN Firefighters React To 19 Of Their Own Killed In AZ Wildfire

Minnesota firefighters are feeling the loss of 19 comrades who died in a wildfire in Arizona.

07/01/2013

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30 Firefighters Respond To Eagan House Fire

All five Eagan fire stations, including 30 firefighters, responded to a house fire of a home under construction early Sunday morning, according to authorities.

06/30/2013

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Crews Called To Brooklyn Park Fire

Firefighters were called out overnight to put out a house fire in Brooklyn Park.

05/26/2013

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Off-Duty Firefighter Saves Boy At Baxter Water Park

Last Sunday morning at the Holiday Inn Express water park in Baxter was exactly what Greg Bomstad wanted. He was enjoying time with his two children when another parent caught his attention. “He asked me, ‘is this kid faking?’ And I said, ‘What kid? There’s been no kid over here in like 10 minutes,’” Bomstad said.

05/11/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Firefighter’s Hall & Museum

People’s fascination with firefighting has only grown since the first fire station in Minneapolis was built more than 100 years ago.

04/16/2013

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Cause Of Fatal Fargo Fire Investigated

Investigators say one person is dead and another person is hospitalized with serious injuries after an early morning apartment fire in Fargo.

04/06/2013

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Bill: Extra $5 On Insurance Policies To Fund Police, Firefighter Pensions

Take a close look at your homeowner and auto insurance policies — the cost may be going up. Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill to add a $5 surcharge on every policy in the state.

04/04/2013

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Firefighters Make Slithering Discovery In Fire: Snakes

Rochester firefighters may have channeled their inner Samuel L. Jackson while investigating an apartment fire and finding a few slithering victims.

03/12/2013

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Minneapolis Taking Applications For Firefighters

For the first time since 2006, the city of Minneapolis will take applications for new firefighters.

12/17/2012

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Firefighter Injured In NE Minneapolis Warehouse Blaze

Fire crews battled a large fire at a warehouse in northeast Minneapolis Friday morning. According to authorities, crews responded to the fire at Marshall Concrete Products at 2610 Marshall Street NE at approximately 7:25 a.m.

12/14/2012

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Police Pull Homeless Man’s Body From Mississippi

A homeless man died Saturday afternoon after he slipped into the Mississippi River, authorities say.

12/08/2012

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Faribault Firefighter Killed In Rollover Crash

A 21-year-old firefighter has died after his pickup truck rolled into the Cannon River on Saturday morning, according to authorities.

10/27/2012

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Memorial For Fallen Firefighters Finds New Home

Flags were flown at half-mast on Sunday to honor 207 Minnesota firefighters who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of duty and tradition.

09/30/2012

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