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Too Many Minnesota Families Touched by Domestic Violence

​​Fifty-two people died last year in Minnesota at the hands of a spouse, significant other, former relationship, parent, child, grandparent or other family member. Many more survived the violence, only to have it continue. During this Domestic Violence Awareness Month we recognize and honor Minnesota families impacted by domestic violence.

There is a way out.​​​

Wildfires: Preventable, Not Inevitable

Superior National Forest during the Greenwood FireIf you felt there were a lot more wildfires than usual in Minnesota this year, you were right. Minnesota experienced one of its more active wildfire seasons in recent history. And although droughts create the perfect conditions for wildfires to flourish, the fact is that almost 90 percent of wildland fires in the U.S. are caused by people – and that makes them preventable.​

Our blog explains what dangerous behaviors to avoid and what to do around your property now to keep it safe from fire come spring.​​​