Minneapolis firefighters have rescued a man who fell down a Mississippi River embankment near the University of Minnesota campus. Authorities say the man was walking along the river on top of the embankment when he fell 50 to 75 feet Thursday morning.
Minneapolis and St. Paul police and firefighters are stepping into the ring and “duking it out” in the second annual “Unite Fight.” Six weeks ago, Minneapolis officer Carlos Escobar received a life-saving kidney transplant from a 20-year-old college student, Sebastian Rivera.
Two Minneapolis firefighters received the Distinguished Service Medal on Friday for saving two lives from a duplex fire last year.
The attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, have changed the way fire departments operate, the way security is conducted at malls and the thinking of many Americans.
The city announced Tuesday that 10 firefighters will be laid off due to budget issues. They will be served layoff notices on Monday, Aug. 14, and will be out of work on Sept. 14.