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An increase in Minnesota fire deaths the first half of this year has firefighters concerned. Fire deaths rose 36 percent in Minnesota during the first 6 months of 2017, according to State Fire Marshal Bruce West. There have been 30 deaths so far this year, outpacing the average from the first half of the previous five years, 26.8 deaths. Though the preliminary data doesn’t show a leading cause, West said most fatal fires are caused by human behavior.
Only approved firewood is allowed on Minnesota Department of Natural Resources-managed lands, which include state parks, state forests and wildlife management areas. Firewood restrictions help prevent the introduction or spread of damaging forest pests, including emerald ash borer, gypsy moth and oak wilt.
As of July 1, Minnesota patients with post-traumatic stress disorder can register to receive medical cannabis through the state's medical cannabis program. Last December, the Minnesota Department of Health announced plans to add PTSD to the program's list of qualifying conditions. Patients certified by a health care provider as having PTSD can start receiving medical cannabis at patient cannabis centers starting August 1.
Names of have been released in the ATV rollover accident that injured several children, including two seriously, last week near Bass Lake in rural Becker County. According to the Becker County Sheriff’s Department, the driver, fourteen-year-old Cael Eysted of Morris, Minn. and back passenger 13-year-old Chalee Eysted also of Morris were airlifted to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale near the Twin Cities.
On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. This most American of holidays is marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues across the country. As we celebrate this Independence Day, we reflect on how our Founding Fathers enshrined the importance of statistics in our Constitution as a vital tool for measuring our people, places and economy. 2.5 million
A man trapped in a collapsed trench at a farm near here died Friday, June 30, Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander said in a news release. A 911 call on the incident was received by the sheriff’s department about 12:53 p.m., Glander said. When emergency personnel arrived at the Callaway Township farm, they found the victim’s co-workers trying to free the man.
After yet another legislative session in which there were calls to do away with MNsure in favor of Minnesota joining the federal health exchange, MNsure CEO Allison O'Toole and its public-affairs director Jeremy Drucker traveled the state this week to deliver a clear message.
Glyndon, Minn. -- Authorities are searching for the person who allegedly shot at a police officer during a traffic stop in Glyndon.
Those who believe newspapers are becoming a relic of the past should update their thinking. Survey after survey shows that today's local newspapers are still highly regarded and heavily relied upon for providing information that residents trust and demand.