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Playground project picks up support
For the record
Lake Minnewaska access to close July 6
Out and About: Concerts on the Courthouse Lawn
Minnesota is second most bicycle-friendly state
Chargers hold off Eagles in 2-1 thriller
Special Olympics: Local athletes compete at area gymnastics meet
WCA boys golf: Knights wrap up season, hand out awards
Track and field: Girls win section title as more state tickets are punched
Gopher basketball: Pitino talks Gophers in Alexandria
Pie in the face celebrates Jump Rope for Heart goal
Alexandria Public Schools Hall of Fame inductees announced for 2015
Registration is open for Prairie Fire’s ‘Robin Hood’
Meeting to provide foster care information
Build a stove from recycled cans
Wedding - Erickson and Larsen
Births - Douglas County Hospital through May 22, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through May 20, 201
Engaged - Fraser and Lunneborg
Engaged - Flynn and Connell
Fawn springs surprise at The Senator
Fishing report: Weather makes for tough spring
Fun to be had at little cost
Mike Frisch: The changing face of walleye fishing
Bowfishing challenge coming to area lakes
Memorial Service - Hilda Olson, 93
Funeral - Rudella Person, 92
Funeral - Mildred Wendt, 86
Funeral - Ruby Gunderson, 101
Funeral - Donald Lambert, 88
Guest Editorial: A ‘do-over’ chance for rural Minnesota
Observations from the archives, 1990: Alexandria part of Minnesota Olympic Torch Run
In the Know: An extraordinary school year!
Time to get serious about transportation funding
Controversy brings back childhood memories
Minnesota’s proposed buffer rules relaxed
Pollinator habitat and buffer strips
Informative gardening sessions offered
Apple pest management
4-H student doesn’t let bird ban bring her down
Henry’s Foods breaks ground for expansion
ALP Utilities earns Safety Award of Excellence
Marco recognized for service excellence
North Dakota’s Small Business Person of Year has local connection
Hospice of Douglas County receives honors
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
June 5, 2011
Fire Prevention Week theme: Protect your family from fire
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announces the theme for Fire Prevention Week - Protect Your Family From Fire. Fire Prevention Week will be held October 9-15, 2011. NFPA has sponsored the fire prevention campaign since 1922, spreading awareness of the dangers of fires...
June 5, 2011 - 4:36pm
February 6, 2011
Peak season for home fires isn't over
Half of all U.S. home heating fires occur in December, January and February. That's according to the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Home Fires Involving Heating Equipment report, which shows that heating equipment is a leading cause of winter fires. In fact, heating...
February 6, 2011 - 8:47am
December 27, 2010
Be sure to dispose of Christmas trees properly
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is offering reminders to keep folks fire-safe as they wind down the holiday season. Roughly one-third of home fires and home fire deaths occur in December, January and February, according to NFPA. Although Christmas tree fires are...
December 27, 2010 - 10:35am
December 5, 2010
Use caution when decorating and entertaining this season
While it may seem Scrooge-like to think about fire hazards during the holidays, many of the activities people engage in - cooking, entertaining, and decorating - all present increased fire risks. According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), candles and Christmas...
December 5, 2010 - 12:58pm
November 28, 2010
U.S. home heating fires still represent a leading cause of home fires and fatalities
As temperatures drop in the months ahead, home heating systems will fast kick into gear. However, some of the heat sources that make us feel warm and toasty also represent a leading cause of U.S. home fires and fire fatalities. According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection...
November 28, 2010 - 2:51pm
November 14, 2010
Thanksgiving is top day for cooking fires
Thanksgiving remains the leading day for cooking fires, with three times as many cooking fires as an average day. That's according to statistics by the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which also found that cooking equipment fires are still the leading cause...
November 14, 2010 - 10:14am
September 26, 2010
Do you have enough smoke alarms?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside all sleeping areas, and on every level of the home, including the basement. According to the NFPA, which develops NFPA 72, National Smoke Alarm Code, many homes still don't have that...
September 26, 2010 - 9:58am
May 30, 2010
New study says nearly all structure fire deaths happen in home fires
According to a new study, Home Structure Fires, from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home fires account for 92 percent of fire deaths that occur in structures. These fires cause an average of 2,840 civilian deaths each year. "This study strongly underscores the...
May 30, 2010 - 10:40am
May 19, 2010
Adults older than 75 have higher risk of death in home fires
A new report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows that adults older than 75 are nearly three times as likely to die in a home fire as the general public. Adults 85 and older have more than three and a half times the risk of fire death as the general public. The...
May 19, 2010 - 12:00am
September 18, 2009
Fires caused more than $15.5 billion in direct property loss in 2008
In 2008, fires caused more than $15.5 billion in direct property loss. Fires in residential properties caused $8.6 billion of it. Findings from the newly released report, "U.S. Fire Loss in the United States in 2008," appear in the latest issue of NFPA Journal, the official magazine...
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September 18, 2009 - 12:00am