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For the second time in just more than a month, kids at home when a fire broke out did the smart thing: they called for help and got out of the home and stayed out.  “The kids got out and stayed out,” said Little Falls Fire Chief Mike Nieman. “They did excellent.” Nieman said the [...]

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An early morning fire at the historic Thielen Meats in Pierz has left the business only partially open for business. Assistant Pierz Fire Chief Greg Fuhrman said the department got the call at 4:30 a.m., today (Friday, March 14). About 18 firefighters responded the fire that engulfed the back side of the building, working for [...]

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Although the property owner was home at the time, no one was injured when a detached garage burned in Lakin Township Wednesday, March 5. The Foley Fire Department responded when a neighbor noticed the fire about 4:15 p.m. at the Christopher Weisz residence at 39806 93rd St., a mile east of Gottwald’s Store. The garage [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer An old camper, more than likely used as a hunting shack in the Enchanted Lakes area, burned to the ground Feb. 14. It was located at 6509 Lake Camille Drive. “It has been deemed suspicious, a possible arson case,” said Randall Fire Chief John Kreuser. “The case has been sent to [...]

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A 911 caller Dec. 30 reported a wood boiler shed on fire at 7094 320th Street. No other buildings were nearby or in danger of burning. The property and building was owned by Tom Kosec. Five Scandia Valley Fire Department trucks and 15 firefighters responded. They were on the scene for 1 1/2 hours. Crow [...]

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Little Falls firefighters responded to a garage fire at the John Cameron home, 18584 Riverwood Drive in Belle Prairie Township, about 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. Little Falls Fire Chief Mike Nieman said no one was at home at the time and the garage was fully engulfed when the 14 firefighters arrived. He said a [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer A horrific fire at Cedar Lake, three miles west of Upsala, killed four people Thursday, May 13, 1948. But as sometimes happens, positive things came from heartbreaking tragedy. Ben and Emie Hippe, their three children — 21-year-old Navy veteran Donald, 18-year-old Dolores and 16-year-old Delbert — and two hired men [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Royalton Fire Department was called to a house fire at 13804 Glacier Lane at 7:45 p.m., Thursday, July 11. “It was actually a deck fire that spread to the house,” said Fire Chief Duane Bursey. “But the fire didn’t penetrate the wall into the house or the attic.” [...]

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The Randall Fire Department responded to a fire on 200th Street in Parker Township early Wednesday morning. The fire was discovered by the homeowner who immediately called 911. Eighteen firefighters responded at 12:30 a.m. and put the fire out. They were at the home about 1.5 hours. “The cause of the fire is unknown, but it [...]

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