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More Minnesota Counties to Begin Burning Restrictions April 4

Beginning Monday, April 4, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will start burning restrictions in several additional counties as conditions for wildfires have increased. The cool weather accompanied by snow or rain kept fire incidences low in the past two weeks....

Wadena County Sheriff’s Office Respond to Reported Fire

The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 16914 201st Ave. for a report of a grass fire March 29 around 4:19pm. Deputies arrived on scene and learned that a pine tree had blown down in the wind, knocking powerlines down which started the fire. Todd Wadena Power was...

3 in Jail After Setting a Fire in a Brainerd Hospital

Essentia Health representatives say the fire was started and contained to a patient’s room here in the Grace Unit on the fourth floor. Today patients who are normally cared for in this wing have been relocated and replaced with drying fans. And the reps say the suspects used the...
Posted On Jun. 16 2015
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Be Ready Bemidji: 2015 Home Fire Campaign

The American Red Cross and Bemidji Fire Department are saving lives one fire detector at a time…find out about their new initiative, taking place April 21, 22, and 25th in Bemidji.
Posted On Apr. 22 2015
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Blackduck Bridge Arson Aftermath

The fire in Blackduck, deemed by authorities to be an act of vandalism, had an effect on both the city and its citizens. Find out more about the story here.

Winter Fire Safety

Along with winter come the normal dangers of slipping and falling, along with other as well. But with the lack of snow, members of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are warning about another danger. Grass and other vegetation have gone dormant for the winter, and are...

Winter Hazard Awareness Week Hit Central Minnesota

Fire and ice are the topics this week during Winter Hazard Awareness Week. Central Minnesota’s Sheriff and Fire Departments are reminding Minnesotans to get ready and be prepared for the winter months. Just because your car might be able to handle snowy conditions better, roads...
Posted On Nov. 13 2014
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Fighting Fire Without Needing Hydrants

Fire hydrants. They’re an important tool to fight fires. In Pequot Lakes rural areas and cold winters make it challenging to be able to rely on fire hydrants all the times. But the few hydrants in our area are regularly checked and loaded. To keep them from freezing in the...
Posted On Oct. 8 2014
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Two Dorset popular destination ignite during early morning storm

An early morning wake up call to a scary inferno. Dorset, affectionately known as restaurant capital of the world, lost two of its popular destinations this morning in an early morning fire. Park Rapid fire officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze, but suspect a...
Posted On Sep. 4 2014
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Minnesota Disasters Exhibit Opens At Beltrami County History Center

A new exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center has opened its doors. Inside the Minnesota Disasters exhibit, visitors get to learn stories of man made and natural disasters from Minnesota’s past. The exhibit covers everything from bridge collapses to fires. Panels of...
Posted On Jun. 19 2014
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