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Minneapolis House Fire Ruled Accidental

Firefighters rescued three people from a two-alarm fire at a Minneapolis group home Thursday evening. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, crews responded to a report of a fire at 2524 Portland Ave. just after 7 p.m., where they found heavy smoke coming from the two-and-a-half-story group home. Crews extinguished fire in the attic, second floor and rear portion of the house.

03/14/2014

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12-5-13 Wolves Game Postponed On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Timberwolves Play By Play man Alan Horton describes the scene last night in Mexico City.

12/05/2013

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Patrol: Semi Driver Killed In Fiery Golden Valley Crash

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash involving a semi that left a plume of smoke over Highway 55 on Friday morning in Golden Valley. The state patrol said the incident took place at Highway 55 and Boone. One is dead, and the status of the other driver is unknown. The semi truck had reportedly burst into flames.

09/13/2013

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To Smoke, Or Not? In Minn., That Is The Question

Theater employees in Minnesota are pushing back against a call to ban smoking on stage.

03/04/2013

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Firefighters Battle Underground Fire In Warehouse District

Flames sprouted out of a sewer after an electrical fire Tuesday afternoon in the city’s Warehouse District, authorities said.

02/26/2013

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Firefighters: Girl, 16, In Hospital After St. Paul House Fire

A 16-year-old girl is in the hospital after firefighters rescued her Thursday afternoon from a St. Paul house that was on fire and full of smoke, authorities say.

01/31/2013

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Health Watch: More Women Smokers Dying Of Lung Cancer

Female smokers are now dying from lung cancer and lung disease far more often than they were several decades ago.

01/23/2013

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Minn. State Fair To Limit Smoking To Designated Areas

Minnesota State Fair General Manager Jerry Hammer said he wants to make it clear: Smoking will still be allowed on the fairgrounds, but not nearly in as many areas.

01/23/2013

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Smoke From Wildfires Blankets Northern Minnesota

Smoke is hanging in the skies over a large part of of northern Minnesota as it drifts from the wildfires in the northwest corner of the state.

10/03/2012

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Spotting Fires 2,500 Feet Above The Ground

Fighting fires in Minnesota – like the ones burning in the northwestern portion of the state — doesn’t just happen on the ground. It’s also happening in the air; 2500 feet above the ground.

10/02/2012

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Nowthen Man Runs Into Burning House, Saves Woman

Ramsey firefighters say a man, who didn’t hesitate to save a woman he didn’t know, is a hero.

09/25/2012

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MPCA Board To Revisit Voyageurs, BWCA Haze Rules

The citizens board of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is taking another crack at approving rules meant to cut the haze that sometimes clouds the views at Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

04/24/2012

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EPA Rules Threaten Older Power Plants

More than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants in a dozen states will be forced to shut down and an additional 36 might have to close because of new federal air pollution regulations, according to an Associated Press survey.

12/19/2011

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Flight Evacuated At MSP After Cabin Fills With Smoke

More than 200 people had to be evacuated from a Delta flight bound for Seattle Tuesday.

08/23/2011

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Writer: Authorities Should Ban Backyard Fire Pits

Backyard fire pits have become popular in the city and the suburbs, but they are not OK with everyone.

06/20/2011