Local Newsminnesota

  • 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

  • 55 Firefighters Face Layoffs in Minneapolis

    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

    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."