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April 27, 2019
Duluth Fire Chief Dennis Edwards Jr.(File / News Tribune)
Duluth fire chief may face further demotion
April 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
April 24, 2019
An aerial view of the Pastoret Terrace in Duluth. Eric Ringsred, an emergency room physician and local preservationist, previously owned the buildings but lost them through tax forfeiture. (2018 file / News Tribune)
Neglected Kozy 'an attractive nuisance'
April 24, 2019 - 8:40pm
April 11, 2019
Duluth Fire Chief Dennis Edwards Jr. (File / News Tribune)
Duluth fire chief submits resignation, arraigned on DWI charges
April 11, 2019 - 8:34am
April 1, 2019
Dennis Edwards, Duluth Fire Department chief, has been placed on on administrative leave by the city of Duluth. News Tribune file photo
Duluth fire chief placed on leave after DWI arrest
April 1, 2019 - 6:12pm
March 14, 2019
Members of the La Pointe Volunteer Fire Department examine the ruins of their fire hall on March 6. (file / News Tribune)
La Pointe firefighters scramble before ice road closes
March 14, 2019 - 7:21pm
February 24, 2019
Duluth Police Department seeks review
February 24, 2019 - 6:30pm
February 15, 2019
The Duluth City Council took up an ordinance Monday that would have authorized the creation a third deputy chief of training position to the fire department's roster. All nine councilors had to approve the ordinance to amend the charter accordingly, but 5th District Councilor Jay Fosle voted against the charter change. (News Tribune / File photo)
Duluth charter change would be needed to hire 3rd deputy chief
February 15, 2019 - 9:12pm
January 9, 2019
Duluth may boost police pay
January 9, 2019 - 6:31pm
November 17, 2018
Police Union President's View: Duluth Police staffing approaching 'crisis' level
November 17, 2018 - 6:34pm
October 22, 2018
City councilors leave their chambers as shouting protesters opposed to the proposed purchase of riot gear for the Duluth Police Department temporarily shut down Monday night's Duluth City Council meeting. Councilors returned after a recess and approved the controversial measure by a 6-2 vote. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.complay button
Protesters shut down City Council meeting, but councilors approve 'riot gear' after meeting resumes
October 22, 2018 - 9:42pm
October 18, 2018
Local View: Firefighters given gear they need: Why a debate over equipping police?
October 18, 2018 - 7:13pm
October 16, 2018
Chad DuMars, vice president of operations for Lake Assault Boats, stands near talks about the all-hazard response boat the company is building for the Duluth Fire Department. With a hull length of 31 feet and a beam of 10.5 feet, the  boat is expected to be capable of reaching speeds of 45 mph, driven by two 300-horsepower outboards. An inboard, six-liter V8 engine will power a pump capable of pumping 2,000 gallons per minute. Steve Kuchera /
Duluth Fire Department now expects spring delivery of new boat
October 16, 2018 - 8:05pm
October 9, 2018
Archie Davis with the Duluth Citizen Review Board gives instructions during the first of three open houses at Duluth East High School discussing the possible purchase of riot gear for the Duluth Police Department. (Clint Austin /
'Riot gear' discussed in community forum at East High School
October 9, 2018 - 9:44pm
October 8, 2018
Riot gear forums refocused
October 8, 2018 - 9:47pm
October 2, 2018
Duluth firefighter Chris Cid, his mask covered with opaque plastic, begins entering the rooftop start to the Fire Ground Survival training maze in a training trailer outside the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center Tuesday under the observation of instructor Marcie Thole. Steve Kuchera /
Duluth firefighters train blindfolded in maze of confined spaces
October 2, 2018 - 7:07pm