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July 28, 2013
15-year-old female dies in Hawley house fire
HAWLEY, Minn. – A 15-year-old female is dead after a fire engulfed a home here early Sunday morning. Firefighters responded to the fire at 702 6th St. around 1:40 a.m. Sunday, said Hawley Mayor Gary E. Johnson. Johnson is also part of Hawley’s rescue squad. By the time he...
July 28, 2013 - 4:48pm
July 22, 2013
Former Moorhead hockey coach Cullen credited with saving 10 others in Minn. house fire
LAKE PARK, Minn. – Richard Olson said there’s no doubt former Moorhead High School boys hockey coach Pete Cullen saved the lives of 10 people during an early morning house fire near here on July 5. Olson confirmed Friday that Cullen, who resigned from his job June 26 after...
news / Lake Park-Audubon
July 22, 2013 - 8:37am
July 17, 2013
Family loses everything to house fire
At 5:24 a.m. on July 5 disaster stuck at the home of a Lake Park family. A fire destroyed their home and belongings, leaving behind a few charred walls — they lost everything. Eleven people, including homeowner Richard Olson and his family, managed to escape the fire. Sleeping...
news / Lake Park-Audubon
July 17, 2013 - 11:30am
July 9, 2013
Two firefighters injured and five businesses damaged by Fergus Falls fire
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Two firefighters were injured here battling a down-town fire that left one building a total loss, displaced several residents and damaged five businesses. Fire Chief Mark Hovland said a report of light smoke in the hallway of upstairs apartments at 218½...
July 9, 2013 - 9:24am
June 13, 2013
Fire kills 26 calves, destroys barn near Minnesota-Iowa line
BIGELOW, Minn. - A barn was destroyed and 26 3-week-old bottle calves were killed in a fire Tuesday night, about a mile south of the Lake Bella dam near the Minnesota-Iowa line. The blaze was reported at 8:45 p.m. by a neighbor to the farm in Horton Township, Iowa. Bigelow Fire...
June 13, 2013 - 8:26am
May 24, 2013
2 Becker County deputies rescued dog from Menahga-area wildfire
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Two Becker County sheriff’s deputies went beyond the call of duty during the recent Green Valley fire near Menahga to save a scared family dog caught in the flames. Deputy Todd Glander and Deputy Jon Peterson were helping with the evacuation of homes...
May 24, 2013 - 8:12am
May 22, 2013
Rain helps contain 7,100-acre grass fire in Park Rapids area
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – A 7,100-acre grass fire that consumed 64 buildings last week is contained. Weekend rains helped departments get the fire under control. “We got rain, and that’s excellent,” Jeff Edmonds, spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources, said...
May 22, 2013 - 8:47am
May 16, 2013
Resources available for residents affected by wildfire
Several resources are available to residents who suffered damages due to the wildfire north of Menahga. The American Red Cross has volunteers in the area ready to assist victims of the wildfire. Terry Sluss of the American Red Cross urged people to contact that agency for...
May 16, 2013 - 11:58am
Progress anticipated in containing Green Valley Fire
“We’ll make a lot progress today,” said incident commander Mike Aultman of the Green Valley Fire that scorched 7,100 acres in three counties. Calm winds were allowing 40-some fire departments to get control of a brush fire that has consumed 12 structures...
May 16, 2013 - 11:52am
Dozens of structures destroyed or damaged as firefighters struggle to slow down Green Valley fire north Menahga
PARK RAPIDS — A north-central Minnesota fire grew to an estimated 7,100 acres Wednesday, destroying or damaging dozens of structures, as firefighters struggled to slow it down. The Green Valley fire started about 3 p.m. Tuesday and quickly spread in the area north of Menahga...
May 16, 2013 - 9:03am
Some in fire’s path luckier than others
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- Contractors arriving to repair fire damage on Judy and Don Dalski’s log home on County Road 111 near Menahga on Wednesday estimate the structure would have been destroyed if the plane dropping water on the wood-shingled roof had come just two minutes later. Their...
May 16, 2013 - 8:41am
May 15, 2013
Evacuated Menahga nursing home residents return home after spending night in Sebeka school
SEBEKA, MINN. – Sebeka School Board members were meeting Tuesday night when the phone in the district offices started ringing. Superintendent Dave Fjeldheim said the call was from officials battling a wildfire near Menahga. They wanted to know if residents of the Green Pine Acres...
May 15, 2013 - 11:29am
Wildfires raging near Park Rapids zero percent contained
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – As the Rev. Jim Neubauer stood outside St. John’s Lutheran Church here, he watched the billowing smoke of the nearby raging wildfires, looking for slight changes in color. A Hubbard County sheriff’s deputy told him the shifting colors were a sign of devastation. “He...
May 15, 2013 - 8:21am
May 11, 2013
Burning ban starts Monday
Statewide fire conditions have led the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to place burning restrictions on additional counties. Burning restrictions take effect Monday, May 13, at 8 a.m. in the following counties: Becker, Beltrami, Carlton, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca,...
outdoors / DNR
May 11, 2013 - 8:00am
March 4, 2013
Minnesota barn fire kills 1,800 hogs
MORRIS, Minn. -- A barn fire in western Minnesota on Saturday morning killed about 1,800 hogs and caused nearly $700,000 in property damage,...
March 4, 2013 - 12:35pm