Daily Dispatch: Minnesota News
Volunteer firefighters harder to find for South-Central Minnesota departments
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Some local fire chiefs say they have to look a little harder these days to find volunteers willing to make the considerable time commitment it takes to become a firefighter. But area fire departments aren’t facing the severe staffing shortages that are plaguing departments in other parts of the country.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Free Press
Ramsey 4-year-old forgoes presents, raises thousands for Anoka-Champlin Fire Department
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 08:42:44 -0700
Kaden Kummala turns 5 at the end of August, but he’s not asking for presents. “I just want people to give me money so I can give it to the firefighters,” he told his dad. With help from his parents, Kyle and Katie Kummala, the Ramsey 4-year-old is raising funds for the Anoka-Champlin Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 8:42:44 AM - SOURCE: Hometown Source - Metered Site
House fire in Duluth still under investigation
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
There are few answers a month after what authorities are calling a suspicious house fire in Lincoln Park. Duluth Police say they’re still investigating the fire, which happened on the 2200 block of West 4th Street just before 5:30 a.m. on July 8. A woman had to jump from a second story window, and was hospitalized.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KBJR-TV NBC/CBS 6
Man Seriously Burned In House Explosion In Cass County
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 08:15:49 -0700
A man has suffered serious injuries in a house explosion in northern Minnesota. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says the 46-year-old man was doing service work on a propane furnace in Remer when the explosion occurred Thursday. The Hill City man was the only one in the residence at the time. He was taken by air to a Twin Cities hospital to be treated for serious burns.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 8:15:49 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4
Austin Fire Department Works to Fill The Boot
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:43:45 -0700
VIDEO: On Wednesday the Austin Fire Department began their annual drive to fill the boot. “It’s one of the traditions that the fire service has been involved in for a long time. It’s just a great cause.” Said firefighter/engineer Jim Halsey with the Austin Fire Department. This marks the 65th year of firefighters across the nation joining together to help raise funds to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 5:43:45 PM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
Eden Prairie Center Movie Theater Evacuated After Small Fire
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 20:34:30 -0700
VIDEO: Part of Eden Prairie Center mall was evacuated Wednesday night due to a small fire inside its movie theater. Firefighters responded to AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18 at about 7:45 p.m. The building’s sprinkler system had already put out the fire — located in a hallway that backed up to the theaters — but patrons were evacuated due to smoke.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 8:34:30 PM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4
No Injuries in Austin House Fire
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 18:35:30 -0700
VIDEO: No one was injured following a house fire in Austin on Wednesday. Authorities responded to a house fire that occurred on 12th Street NW and 3rd Ave NW in Austin. According to Jim McCoy, Fire Chief of the Austin Fire Department, the call came in around 3:15 p.m. for a house on fire with people inside who could not get out because the exit was blocked by fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 6:35:30 PM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
Darfur Fire Department gifted a grain rescue tube by Corteva Agriscience
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 19:46:22 -0700
VIDEO: The Darfur fire department was gifted a grain rescue tube and auger. The donation comes from Corteva Agriscience's Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. Today the department held classroom and hands–on training for the new equipment. Corteva says their commitment to grain safety in rural communities comes with an increase in grain production.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 7:46:22 PM - SOURCE: KEYC-TV Fox 12 Mankato
Sheriff: 1 Injured In Barron County House Fire
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 08:38:28 -0700
VIDEO: Authorities say a woman was injured in a house fire in New Auburn Monday. According to the Barron County Sheriff’s Office, emergency crews responded around 2:30 a.m. to a home on the 200 block of 30th Street in New Auburn on a report of a house fire. The homeowner, 45-year-old Tonia Morrison, reported the fire and was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening smoke inhalation injuries.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 8:38:28 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4
Update: Fire Marshal says electrical short started fire in Ole Miss Marina
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 08:10:17 -0700
A fire that engulfed a boat at Red Wing's Ole Miss Marina was caused by an electrical arc, according to the fire marshal. On the evening of Aug. 7, just after 6 p.m., the Red Wing Fire Department responded to a report of smoke coming from the engine room of a boat at J Dock at Ole Miss Marina. The board sustained significant damage, and two adjacent boats received moderate damage due to the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 8:10:17 AM - SOURCE: Post-Bulletin
Car Fire Closes Southbound Highway 100 Exit Ramp In Golden Valley On Tuesday
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Fire crews knocked down a car fire Tuesday morning off an exit ramp in Golden Valley. Traffic cameras showed the car blazing around 5:45 a.m. off the Duluth Street ramp on southbound Highway 100. Emergency crews quickly responded to the fire and dealt with the flames. The ramp was closed to traffic.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4
Historic South St. Paul Fire Truck Damaged in Possible Arson
Sun, 11 Aug 2019 19:36:17 -0700
An investigation is underway in South St. Paul after a historic fire truck was damaged by a fire on August 4. The cab of the truck is now charred from the gear shaft to the American flag in the windshield. “You can see the extensive damage here,” said co-owner Jeff MacDonald, pointing to the interior of the truck.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2019 7:36:17 PM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
Worker Hurt in West Duluth Building Explosion
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 17:03:18 -0700
Fire officials say a worker was injured in an explosion at a commercial building in West Duluth Monday afternoon. According to the Duluth Fire Department, it happened around 1:00 p.m. at 5805 Grand Avenue. The man was removing floor adhesive when the explosion happened. The building was undergoing renovations at the time, the fire department said.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 5:03:18 PM - SOURCE: WDIO-TV ABC 10
Hennepin County: Serial Arsonist Gets Stayed Sentence on Latest Conviction
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A serial arsonist with a documented history of setting fires in Hennepin County and who was once deemed by the court to be a “danger to public safety” has received a stayed sentence from a Hennepin County judge on his most recent, fifth, arson conviction in July. Alpha News reported in May that Alan Theodore Enger had been charged with second-degree arson after intentionally setting a vehicle on fire in north Minneapolis.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Alpha News MN
One injured in Little Cormorant Lake boat fire
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A boat caught fire on Little Cormorant Lake Saturday afternoon, Aug. 10, and one person was airlifted for treatment of injuries that are not life threatening. A dispatcher told The Forum that the Becker County Sheriff's Office responded to the lake at 12:47 p.m., but would not say how many people were on the boat.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Forum
Fire claims historic barn in Nicollet
Sun, 11 Aug 2019 23:37:40 -0700
Fire claimed a historic barn at one of Minnesota’s first sesquicentennial farms. The fire started around 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Tostenson Brothers Farm located north of Nicollet on 441st Ave. The fire was extinguished in under three hours through the efforts of multiple fire departments, including Nicollet and Courtland but the damage had already been done.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2019 11:37:40 PM - SOURCE: New Ulm Journal
Investigators Believe 2 Vehicles Intentionally Set On Fire In St. Paul
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 13:06:17 -0700
A St. Paul mother says she’s afraid for her family’s safety after their vehicles were set on fire overnight. “I can’t live here and let my kids go out to play,” said Princess Jennifer, of St. Paul. “I have to keep them locked up from being outside.” She woke up Wednesday to the sight of her car in front of her house destroyed.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2019 1:06:17 PM - SOURCE: Minnesota CBS Local
Waseca Fire Department trains with controlled burn
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 13:10:05 -0700
The Waseca Fire Department will be doing a controlled burn on Tuesday, Aug. 13 starting at 5:30 p.m. at 708 S. State St., next to the American Legion. The department hopes to be done by 10:30/11 p.m. that night. US Highway 13 will not be closed down initially unless there is a safety concern that arises, including gawkers.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2019 1:10:05 PM - SOURCE: SouthernMinn.com
Guns and Hoses Play Ball for Good Cause in Duluth
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 21:46:58 -0700
The bases were loaded, the crowd was pumped, and the players knew all eyes were on them to play a good game, for a great cause. Every year Duluth Firefighters and Police Officers battle it out on the diamond in the 12th Annual Guns and Hoses Charity Softball Game, to raise money for the Northern Lights Foundation, which helps Northland families with children who have life threatening illness.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2019 9:46:58 PM - SOURCE: KQDS-TV Fox 21
Update: 6-year-old dies after vehicle fire in Fridley Walmart parking lot
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 17:07:55 -0700
A van fire in a Fridley Walmart parking lot, which left a 6-year-old dead and a 9-year-old in critical condition, may have started from a stove in the back of the vehicle. The Anoka County Sheriff's Office confirmed the 6-year-old died from her injuries Tuesday night. A GoFundMe identified the 6-year-old as Ty'rah White.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2019 5:07:55 PM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul