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Eleven people escaped an early morning house fire July 5 near Lake Park, Minn., after they were awakened by Pete Cullen, the former coach of the Moorhead High School boys hockey team. Special to The Forum

Ex-Moorhead hockey coach credited with saving 10 others in house fire

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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 a complaint filed with district officials revealed a history of being investigated by police for domestic assault, was the house guest who woke up and noticed the fire that broke out shortly after 5 a.m.

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