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May 6, 2019
​ST. PAUL — Authorities are renewing their call for information from the public about an arson in November 2016 that gutted a new city hall under construction in the east metro suburb …

March 28, 2019
Law enforcement officials are investigating an apparent arson and suspicious death at a residence located at 307 1/2 Arnold Ave. S., Thief River Falls, Minn. … A suspect in the case has …

January 10, 2019
Thirty-six people died last year in fires, a 47 percent drop from 2017 when 68 people died, according to preliminary numbers released today by the Department of Public Safety State …

December 27, 2018
Carcinogens are left behind in firefighters’ turnout gear after the fire is over, but more than 2,300 firefighters in 73 departments across Minnesota will soon have access to equipment …

November 21, 2018
​ST. PAUL, Minn. — The winter holiday season is historically a dangerous time for residential fires and fire deaths in Minnesota. Seventeen people died in fires in Minnesota last year …

May 2, 2018
​ST. PAUL — A new sleeping room for volunteer and paid on-call firefighters. A study to identify the challenges of consolidating three fire departments. These are just two of the …

February 1, 2018
​ST. PAUL, Minn. — More people died in fires last year in Minnesota than in any year since 2002, according to preliminary numbers released today by the Department of Public Safety State …

January 24, 2018
​ST. PAUL — With the Big Game in Minneapolis this year, an estimated one million people will come to the Twin Cities for the event and the activities in the days prior to the game. The …

May 10, 2017
Thirteen churches in eight Minnesota communities have been intentionally started on fire since 2012. … ​ST. PAUL, Minn. — Thirteen churches in eight Minnesota communities have been …

February 14, 2017
Minnesota schools are some of the safest in the country when it comes to fires, according to a new report released today by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal …