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  • Compensation Debate Slows Smallpox Bill

    Biloxi Sun Herald
    Posted: April 1st, 2003

    The bill would provide $262,100 if a person should die or be disabled by the smallpox vaccine. The amount is based on an existing program to compensate injured police and firefighters

  • Rural Hospital Fills A Niche

    Duluth News Tribune
    Posted: April 1st, 2003

    A blast rocked the chimney towering over volunteer firefighter Tim Ramey just as emergency crews gathered their gear to leave the mud, ash and burnt timber of an extinguished house fire

  • Cuts Threaten Over Half Of City's Black Firefighters

    Minnesota Spokesman Recorder
    Posted: March 28th, 2003

    If you take the 55 [firefighters slated for layoff on April 18], we’ll lose 15 African Americans. Just in that little lot, that’s about 25 percent [of the total number on the force],”

  • Fire Restrictions Begin April 1

    Posted: March 27th, 2003

    Burning restrictions will be implemented by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources over much of central and northern Minnesota within the next two weeks.

  • Minnesota Barn Destroyed in Fire

    Daily Globe
    Posted: March 19th, 2003

    Worthington — An old barn was a total loss after sparks from a hand grinder apparently set it afire Wednesday morning

  • 55 Firefighters Face Layoffs in Minnesota

    Star Tribune
    Posted: March 18th, 2003

    Minneapolis--Fire Chief Rocco Forte has not only had the misfortune of dealing with the deaths of three FFs, but now he has to face laying-off cadets and FFs