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Funds flow in for improved child protection
Law enforcement blotter: July 30, 2015
Farmers speak out against new water rules
One big happy family on the lake
I-94 traffic switches near Fergus Falls+
Toivonen to be inducted into Minnewaska Hall of Fame
Blue Anchors baseball: Alex
Legion makes a pattern of peaking at the right time
Resorters Golf Tournament: Decorated champs
Much more than soccer
Cancer: a win-win
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord
Strap on your boots for an Old West melodrama
Jazz Dot Combo to perform Thursday
Legacy grant helps repair Evansville Art Center
Engaged - Hacker and Cruz
Births - Douglas County Hospital through July 27
Engaged - Moe and Prins
Engaged - Bryan and Moran
Engaged - Iker and Hansberry
Beware! Wild parsnips are lurking in Douglas County
DNR announces another conservative deer season across much of Minnesota
Minnesota dentist accused of killing Zimbabwe's popular Cecil the lion
DNR Question of the week
Weeds, weeds, everywhere weeds
Jo Ann Broom, 80
Conrad Pfeffer, 87
Ann Heimdahl, 74
Mavis Hentz, 88
Orlyn Dosdall, 91
Echo Press Editorial: Primary election in Alexandria makes sense
It's Our Turn: Turning ideas into action
Needs of children are of vital importance in federal spending measures
Kudos to Alexandria’s Mayor Carlson
KCMT-TV: No longer here, but impact will never fade away
Klimeks recognized for farming contributions
July weed of the month: purple loosestrife
Gardening Tips: Pest control in the garden
A family legacy
Farmers, ranchers can apply for conservation assistance
JLG Architects earns accolades
Voyager Industries commits to safety
Diamond Buick GMC given Mark of Excellence
REA Operation Round Up grants awarded
ATCC receives skills grant
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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