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Minne Fire, 76, photographed in her apartment at Little Earth of United Tribes Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 in Minneapolis. For a few months this past winter, she lived in her rental storage unit because she was homeless. Jennifer Simonson / MPR News

Minneapolis woman who lived for months in a storage locker finds a home


MINNEAPOLIS - Last winter, a homeless woman in Minneapolis grew so desperate that she lived for a couple of months in a storage unit.

Minne' Fire, 76, bought her food at a nearby convenience store.

She used the bathroom in her storage building.

She slept on blankets laid on a concrete floor.

Among her few personal possessions were dozens of handwritten tablets that will be the basis, she hopes, for a book about her life.

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