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February 16, 2018
A Motley firefighter sprays water Friday morning on the Richard Swartz’s family dairy barn Friday morning. The early morning blaze killed 17 dairy cows, a calf and chickens on the farm east of Motley. The Motley and Pillager fire departments fought the blaze in sub-zero temperatures. Steve Kohls / Forum News Serviceplay button
Fire destroys dairy barn filled with animals in northern Minn.
February 16, 2018 - 6:35pm
January 13, 2018
Justin Stallman of Donnely Fire strikes a pose for the audience during the third annual Firefighter Runway and Comedy Show at the Forada Supper Club Saturday night. Proceeds from the event go to the Lakes Area Crisis Response Team, a self-funded organization that offers stress mitigation and debriefing services to area emergency response agencies. The team serves 11 fire departments in Douglas County, as well as agencies in Pope, Todd and Grant counties. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Firefighters strut their stuff
January 13, 2018 - 8:44pm
January 6, 2018
Bill Thoennes with the Alexandria Fire Department takes a selfie while he makes his way down the stage at the Firefighter's Runway Competition and Comedy Show last year. This year's event is set for Saturday, Jan. 13. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
Firefighters to strut their stuff for good cause
January 6, 2018 - 8:10am
December 11, 2017
Alexandria eyes big projects for 2018
December 11, 2017 - 11:40pm
August 30, 2017
Becky Strand of Alexandria (middle) and Cheryl Schaffran (right) speak with U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar about their husbands, Kurt Strand and Jamie Schaffran, who died from cancer. Both men were firefighters. Klobuchar was in Alexandria Wednesday to talk about her bipartisan bill to establish a national cancer registry for firefighters. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Stalking a silent killer: Senator stops in Alexandria on campaign to track firefighter cancer rates
August 30, 2017 - 5:34pm
June 9, 2017
Alexandria Fire Department firefighters Bill Thoennes (left) and Jason Schmidt (right) place their gear in an extractor, which removes soot, hydrocarbons and other toxins using special cleaning fluids. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
A hidden danger for firefighters: Cancer
June 9, 2017 - 6:00am
June 7, 2017
A high-tech, 53-foot tractor-trailer unfolds into a 1,000-square foot exhibit which diplays steel beams from the towers, documentary videos and recordings of first responder radio transmissions. It will visit the Douglas County Fair August 17-20.
9/11 exhibit to roll into Douglas County Fair
June 7, 2017 - 5:34am
January 10, 2017
Stephen VanLuik with the Forada Fire Department dances down the catwalk at the Firefighter's Runway Competition and Comedy Show at the Broadway Ballroom Saturday night. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)play button
Firefighters show their dance moves - w/video
January 10, 2017 - 2:19pm
December 13, 2016
Council approves rec agreement
December 13, 2016 - 12:21am
October 15, 2016
Alexandria firefighters and explorers reach out their boots for motorists to fill as part of the Fill the Boot fundraising campaign. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Firefighters fill the boot
October 15, 2016 - 11:23am
October 7, 2016
Jeff Roste (white shirt) takes photos that will be used on the billboard for the We Got Your Back campaign. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
'We Got Your Back' up and running
October 7, 2016 - 12:00am
September 24, 2016
Firefighters from Brandon and Alexandria work at the scene of a grain elevator fire in downtown Brandon Friday night. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)play button
Update: Fire reported at grain elevator in Brandon (w/video)
September 24, 2016 - 12:14am
September 11, 2015
Alexandria firefighters (left to right) Shaynen Schmidt, Mark Bergerson and Dan Sieve pause at the end of a climb at Viking Towers while remembering the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press) play button
Alexandria firefighters pay tribute to 9/11 victims (w/video)
September 11, 2015 - 4:19pm
November 5, 2013
The Alexandria Fire Department was called to the Viking Lakes Village mobile home park when workers ruptured a gas line Tuesday morning. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)
Alexandria firefighters respond to gas leak
November 5, 2013 - 9:55am
September 11, 2013
Gathering at State Capitol to honor fallen firefighters
September 11, 2013 - 9:03am
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