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  • Rural Hospital Fills A Niche

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    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

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    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

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    grandrapids-mn.com
    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

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    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

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    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


  • 55 Firefighters Face Layoffs in Minneapolis

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    Courtesy of The Star Tribune
    Posted: March 18th, 2003

    Dealing with the deaths of three firefighters has been the hardest thing Minneapolis Fire Chief Rocco Forte has faced in his 28-year career. Telling cadets and firefighters that they need to look for another job would be next on the list.


  • Firefighters Seek More Terror Responder Aid

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    The Washington Post
    Posted: March 13th, 2003

    A firefighters union sent a letter to President Bush and congressional leaders yesterday pleading for "necessary funding" for first responders to terrorist attacks "before it is too late."