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January 20, 2019
Body of woman found in Granite Falls apartment fire
January 20, 2019 - 1:27pm
December 28, 2018
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While fighting fires, a firefighter's gear can become soiled with cancer-causing toxins. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division has awarded 73 state departments with $600,000 in grant funds to purchase gear washer and dryers that can help remove those toxins.
Regional fire departments receive grants for equipment
December 28, 2018 - 7:32am
October 9, 2018
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Firefighter Explorer Michael Stark helps Nadir Hadi, 9, use the fire hose during Family Fire Night Tuesday at the Willmar Fire Hall.
13th annual Family Fire Night held at Willmar Fire Hall
October 9, 2018 - 8:17pm
August 27, 2018
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Kicking off rodeo festivities in Maynard Saturday evening, the crowd paid tribute to those who serve the community every day, including the Maynard Fire Department, from left, the Chippewa County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota State Patrol and the Chippewa County-Montevideo Ambulance squad.
Ride 'em cowboy at Maynard Rodeo
August 27, 2018 - 5:02am
December 22, 2017
DNR grants to help local fire departments
December 22, 2017 - 6:08am
February 9, 2017
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Olivia man charged with arson for Dec. 3 house fire
February 9, 2017 - 4:03pm
January 8, 2017
Myah Johnson, second place winner in Willmar Fire Department poster contest for community fifth grade students. The theme for this year’s Willmar Fire Department contest was “Don’t Wait, Check the Date."
Fire poster content winners
January 8, 2017 - 10:58pm
November 7, 2016
Man escapes from burning vehicle in rural Danube
November 7, 2016 - 10:51am
October 13, 2016
Paul Cool, a Willmar Fire Department  lieutenant with Company 7, demonstrates how to put on firefighter gear Wednesday at Rice Care Center in Willmar. Cool says the fire department does an annual demonstration at Rice Care Center to remind people to practice fire safety and also inform people about new gear and equipment the fire department is purchasing.

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Willmar Fire Department annual demonstration at Rice Care Center
October 13, 2016 - 2:09pm
September 25, 2015
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Video: Willmar Fire Department upping roster towards full strength
September 25, 2015 - 12:00am
September 22, 2015
Brainerd to move to mostly volunteer fire department
September 22, 2015 - 11:30pm
September 13, 2015
A newborn puppy sticks its nose into the oxygen recovery mask for pets, the same device that saved the puppy’s life and the lives of its three littermates after a fire in Cleveland, Ohio.  submitted
Free dog oxygen masks helping to save pets in fires
September 13, 2015 - 11:18pm
September 11, 2015
She doesn’t celebrate her birthday
September 11, 2015 - 11:18pm
July 28, 2015
Willmar Fire Chief Frank Hanson, left, discusses breathing equipment June 30 with support staff member Rick Johnson at the Fire Station in Willmar. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Committee balks at preorder
July 28, 2015 - 11:56pm
April 9, 2015
Gary Hendrickson will start May 1 as deputy fire chief at the Brooklyn Center Fire Department. (TRIBUNE/File)
Willmar fire chief resigns
April 9, 2015 - 11:18pm