Tag: fire

Community Co-op General Manager Provides Update on Pump 24 Fire

Mahnomen, MN — The Pump 24 C- Store in Mahnomen owned by Community Co-op sustained heavy damage from a fire on Saturday November 20th.  The damage to the store will require the store to be closed for several months while they work thru the process of repairing or rebuilding this location. Community Co-op General Manager Dave…
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November 24, 2021 0

Use Caution in the Kitchen to Avoid Fires this Holiday Season

Ada, MN — This Thanksgiving, take extra caution in the kitchen so you don’t have to worry about thanking your local fire department for saving your home after a stove fire got out of hand. Accounting for nearly half of all fires, Cooking is the leading cause of reported home fires and second leading cause…
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November 22, 2021 0

Fire at Community Co-op Cenex in Mahnomen Saturday evening

Mahnomen, MN – R&J News was on the scene shortly before 5pm Saturday (11-20) as fire crews and emergency personnel from many area departments arrived at Community Co-op Cenex C-Store in Mahnomen for a fire at the corner of Hwy 200 and 59. It appeared to have been coming from the back side of the…
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November 21, 2021 0

National Fire Prevention Week: Fire Danger Increases with Holiday and Heating Season

Lake Park, MN — This week is National Fire Prevention Week and all week long we’ve been chatting with area Fire Chiefs for guidance and tips for reducing the risk of fire in our homes, shops, and yards. The fire risks increase as we head into the heating and holiday season. But prior to firing…
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October 7, 2021 0

Hendrum Fire & Rescue Hosting 23rd Annual Steak Fry Fun Night this Saturday

Hendrum, MN — For the first time since 2019, the Hendrum Fire & Rescue Steak Supper and Fun Night is back this Saturday, September 25th. Normally held in the spring, the 2020 event was continuously put on hold until regulations related to COVID-19 finally allowed it to occur this weekend. The Steak Night, which has…
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September 23, 2021 0

Dozen of Round Bales Lost in Fire South of Syre

Syre, MN — Dozens of round bales were lost after a baler caught fire on Thursday morning between Twin Valley and Ulen. At approximately 11:40am, the Norman County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fire in a CRP field to the west of Highway 32 one mile south of Syre. According to Norman County…
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August 12, 2021 0

Take Precautions to Avoid Fires During Harvest

Ada, MN — As wheat harvest begins in the area, fire departments are on alert given the dry conditions and fire risks typically associated with harvest. Despite the drought, Ada Fire Chief Steve Petry says they have been fortunate to have a relatively quiet summer when it comes fighting fires. Now that harvest is beginning,…
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July 28, 2021 0

Farm Equipment Fire Chances Increase with Continued Drought

Fargo, ND — With prolonged drought conditions across all of North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, the risk of equipment fires can increase, especially when it comes to baling forages for hay. Kindred Fire and Rescue Chief Rich Schock talks more about how these conditions can accelerate this risk for fire when baling. There are a…
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July 5, 2021 0

Voyageur National Park Chief Ranger Lance Twomblee

Park Chief Ranger Lance Twomblee joined us for “Lets Talk about It” where we discussed all the things that have been going on at Voyageur National Park over the past few weeks. An uptick in tourists, boating and park traffic are up. There was a large for in the park and more…


July 1, 2021 0

Becker County Seeking Information About Arson Case

Audubon, MN — Authorities are asking the public to come forward with information about an intentionally set fire Tuesday in Audubon.  The Audubon Fire Department responded to 320 Eagle St on June 1 at approximately 11:03 p.m. for a structure fire involving an occupied residence. The 911 call came from an occupant of that residence…
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June 4, 2021 0