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Sherwood named new Bemidji Fire Chief

Justin Sherwood recently accepted the Fire Chief position at the Bemidji Fire Department. Former Chief David Hoefer retired at the end of last year, while Sherwood was captain. Chris Loebs will now be interim captain, and the department is looking to hire another full-time firefighter. Sherwood has 16 years of experience with the Bemidji Fire…


Bemidji Fire receives sizable grant

The Bemidji Fire Department was recently awarded a sizable grant from the federal government. According to a release from Bemidji Fire Chief David Hoefer, the $321,527 Assistance to Firefighter Grant was awarded from the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. The grant dollars will be used to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus devices, which will provide…


Bagley man killed in fire

A rural Bagley man was killed in a house fire late Monday night. According to a release from the Clearwater County SHeriff’s Office, a deputy and a Minnesota State trooper responded to a call of smoke coming from the roof of a house along Highway 92, approximately nine miles south of Bagley, around 10:30 p.m….


No injuries in weekend house fire

The Bemidji Fire Department responded to a house fire Saturday. According to a note from Bemidji Fire Chief David Hoefer, Stations 1, 3 and 4 responded to the blaze in Turtle Lake Township in the afternoon. Hoefer says the fire was confined to the kitchen and no injuries were reported.

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