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MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: Fire deaths continue dropping in Minnesota

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Public Safety reports 50 people were killed in fires in 2012. State Fire Marshal Jerry Rosendahl says that's six fewer fatalities than 2011 and about half the annual number of fire deaths during the 1970s. Rosendahl says in a couple of those years, Minnesota had over 100 fire deaths. He says since then there's been a tremendous drop, even though the state's population has increased.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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