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September 10, 2018
Firefighter Adam Schiller speaks while at Grand Forks' Station 5 on Sunday, July 22, 2018. Nick Nelson / Agweek
Farmer/firefighter's family adjusts to loss
September 10, 2018 - 7:54am
A wildfire known as the Pillager Lake Fire burns in the distance Monday, May 7. The fire consumed about 25 acres, fueled by deadfall from a blowdown event three summers ago. Pillager Area Fire & Rescue / Facebook photo
Steep terrain complicates firefighting efforts at Pillager Lake
May 10, 2018 - 8:00am
May 1, 2018
Pillager Area Fire and Rescue firefighter and Brainerd Tanker Base manager and aviation dispatcher Sandie Youngblom watches over the aircraft Monday which are used for fighting wildfires at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport. Youngblom was named Minnesota Firefighter of the Year Saturday at the Minnesota State Fire Conference in Alexandria. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Videoplay button
Pillager woman named Minnesota Firefighter of the Year
May 1, 2018 - 6:00am
January 12, 2018
Pillager Area Fire and Rescue Chief Randy Lee poses in front of a fire truck Thursday. Lee retired from the fire department after serving 42 1/2 years. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Pillager fire chief leaves behind leadership and pride in department
January 12, 2018 - 7:00am
June 22, 2017
Fargo firefighters watch as Cass County deputy Mathew King demonstrates a new drone the fire department received Thursday, June 22, 2017, and gave it a test flight south of Fargo. Dave Wallis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Fargo becomes one of few fire departments in the region to fly its own drone
June 22, 2017 - 8:37pm
April 6, 2017
Trainee Amy Westmark sprays down a grass fire during exersizes at the Chicog Wildlife Management Area on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Jesse Trelstad / Forum News Service
Fire training exercise combines burning and learning in Polk County
April 6, 2017 - 8:18pm
April 5, 2017
Brainerd Dispatch File Photo
Wildfire training to light fires at Camp Ripley Saturday
April 5, 2017 - 4:00am
May 17, 2016
UH-60 Black Hawk Crews of the Minnesota National Guard train with DNR and firefighting ground teams on aerial fire suppression while on Camp Ripley.
Camp Ripley: Wildfire season preparations trained at Camp Ripley
May 17, 2016 - 8:02pm
August 21, 2015
Dayton orders MN National Guard to fight Washington fires
August 21, 2015 - 6:57pm