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February 16, 2018
A Motley firefighter sprays water Friday morning on the Richard Swartz’s family dairy barn Friday morning. The early morning blaze killed 17 dairy cows, a calf and chickens on the farm east of Motley. The Motley and Pillager fire departments fought the blaze in sub-zero temperatures. Steve Kohls / Forum News Serviceplay button
Fire destroys dairy barn filled with animals in northern Minn.
February 16, 2018 - 6:35pm
December 28, 2017
Former Montgomery County firefighter Eric Fessenden recalls his experience. "I was in complicated grief over the loss of my career," he says.  Photo by Doug Kapustin for The Washington Post
Firefighters who've developed PTSD helping others learn to help themselves
December 28, 2017 - 8:57pm
August 31, 2017
Becky Strand of Alexandria (middle) and Cheryl Schaffran (right) speak with U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., about their husbands, Kurt Strand and Jamie Schaffran, who died from cancer. Both men were firefighters. Celeste Edenloff / Forum News Serviceplay button
Klobuchar stops in Alexandria on tour to track firefighter cancer rates
August 31, 2017 - 3:22pm
August 23, 2017
File photo
Firefighters saved some piglets from a blaze; then they ate them as sausages
August 23, 2017 - 9:35pm
June 8, 2017
A hidden danger for firefighters: Cancer
June 8, 2017 - 4:21pm
June 29, 2016
Crews clear trees in the Crow Peak fire. Photo from Incident Information System
Northern Black Hills fire only 5 percent contained
June 29, 2016 - 6:58pm
September 17, 2015
Mark Turner, Minnesota Professional Firefighters Local 4725 president, talks to the press Wednesday before a meeting of the Brainerd Fire Advisory Board outside the Crow Wing County Land Services Building. (Forum News Service | Steve Kohls)
Brainerd considers eliminating full-time firefighters
September 17, 2015 - 4:13pm
October 11, 2014
City Council: Special street assessments in store for Sherman Drive
October 11, 2014 - 10:51pm
June 5, 2014
Arsons vex Cass Lake police, firefighters
June 5, 2014 - 11:43pm
March 19, 2014
Legislature: Panel moves toward oil disaster preparedness
March 19, 2014 - 11:57pm
June 17, 2013
Illegal burn results in neighbor’s garage catching fire
June 17, 2013 - 1:35pm
December 8, 2012
Firefighters helped company survive
December 8, 2012 - 10:52pm