Theresa Malloy The Laker As fire departments across the state struggle with budget issues and recruitment and retention shortfalls, the lingering question is what the future of firefighting will look like in Minnesota. Nationally, Minnesota ranks 47th in fire investment, even though the state is 21st in population and 20th in land mass, Eden Prairie [...]
Eric Hagen ABC Newspapers Six Lake Minnetonka area fire chiefs have been brainstorming about how they might band together in a fire district to share services. The communities of Maple Plain, Loretto, Long Lake, Mound, St. Bonifacius and Excelsior have yet to make any decisions and may include Hamel in a prospective partnership called the [...]
Jeffrey Hage Mille Lacs County Times Shortly before 11 p.m. Jan. 15, 2014, a fiery explosion ripped through the Coin-Tainer Co.’s block-long manufacturing facility in Milaca. As fire lit the January night sky, firefighters from four departments as close as Milaca and as far away as Onamia (22 miles north of Milaca) left the warm [...]
Councilman Joe Zerwas, Pastor Mike Haseltine and Fairview Lakes Auxiliary President Jenny Mayer helped put out a fire at Wyoming City Hall on Monday. Emergency? Hardly.