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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer The Verso Paper Mill in Sartell exploded late on the morning of May 28, killing one worker and injuring five. The resulting fire burned out of control, prompting Sartell’s fire chief to request aid through the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association. The state duty officer then activated the state’s Mutual [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A Wright County sheriff’s deputy awoke an Otsego couple Wednesday night to the news their garage was on fire. A neighbor called 911 after seeing the fire, alerting the deputy and Elk River fire at 9:01 p.m., according to Elk River Fire Chief John Cunningham. Elk River fire arrived to find [...]

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The Duluth News Tribune is reporting that a 34-year-old Zimmerman man was found dead after a fire in a rural St. Louis County cabin. The Tribune statesd Sunday that the fire happened Saturday afternoon about 15 miles southeast of Hibbing. A 35-year-old Buhl woman escaped without injury, but the man was found inside. The fire [...]

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Elk River police and fire were called to a report of a possible house fire at 6:50 p.m. on Dec. 23 in the 19300 block of King Circle. Upon arrival they saw smoke coming from the chimney area. The Elk River Fire Department extinguished the fire and an Elk River Police Department chaplain was called [...]

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Elk River Police are investigating a hazardous materials spill that was reported shortly before 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Guardian Angels dining facility. After the call came Elk River Police, Fire and an environmental consulting company responded to the scene. The building did not have to be evacuated, but people were asked to stay [...]

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Elk River Police responded about 10 p.m.on April 21 to a report of a fire in an RV adjacent to a residence in the 20400 block of Smith St. Upon arrival it was determined a generator in the RV had not been properly ventilated and had caused the walls around the area to overheat and [...]

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A pole shed that contained two Sherburne County Trail Association’s groomers has been destroyed by fire. Of greatest disappointment may be the demise of a new 7330 John Deere with Soucy tracks and blade that was shown off on group’s Facebook page in a Dec. 2010 post. That machine and another are valued at a [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Billy and Michelle Sanderson of Zimmerman have lost nearly all their physical possessions in a Feb. 15 house fire. But the couple — a youth pastor in Rochester and a marketing professional for Great River Energy in Maple Grove — have managed to keep things in perspective. “We have lost everything, [...]

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