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July 13, 1991 | Associated Press
A fire roared through a three-story lodge near this northeastern Minnesota town on Friday, killing at least seven people and injuring six. Some frantic guests leaped from upper-story windows. Cook County Sheriff John Lyght said that seven bodies were removed from the rubble of the Windigo Lodge and that the search would continue. Registration records were destroyed in the blaze, so it could not be determined how many guests were at the lodge.
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March 25, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Well, beating UCLA in the NCAA tournament doesn't mean as much as it once did. Minnesota fired coach Tubby Smith on Monday, one day after the Golden Gophers lost to Florida in the tournament after beating UCLA in the first round. Smith went 124-81 in six seasons at Minnesota and won 20 games five times. But he went just 46-62 in Big Ten play and never finished higher than sixth in the conference. "Tubby has had a long and distinguished career and we feel it's time for a fresh set of eyes for our student-athletes and our program in general," Athletic Director Norwood Teague said.
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August 19, 1997 | Associated Press
Fire extensively damaged the Hubert Humphrey Museum early Monday in the town where the late vice president lived. Firefighters and residents were able to salvage some items, and no injuries were reported. The extent of damage had not been determined, said Irene Bender, museum director. The cause of the fire had not been determined. A passer-by reported seeing smoke coming from a window about 4 a.m., the Wright County Sheriff's Department said.
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January 2, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Fire, apparently sparked by a defective heater in an attached garage, engulfed a two-story wooden house in Ceylon, Minn., killing six people, authorities said. Killed were Kathleen Hatfield, 60, her son, Alfred Hatfield, 40, and his three children, ages 8, 7 and 3. The sixth victim was Jenny Hoffmeyer, 22, a family friend who had been staying at the home. About 25 firefighters from three volunteer departments battled the blaze in Ceylon, which is about 100 miles southwest of Minneapolis.
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April 10, 1987 | Associated Press
A wind-whipped grass fire swept to the edge of this town of 330 people Thursday, threatening to engulf gasoline tanks and forcing officials to evacuate 20 homes and ask all other residents to leave. No injuries were reported, and residents were allowed to return to their homes about 3 1/2 hours later.
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January 2, 1989
A fire swept through a home north of Remer, Minn., killing eight children and two adults who were baby-sitting, authorities said. The fire spread so quickly it was unlikely that anyone woke up before being overcome by smoke, Remer Fire Chief Leo Renn said. The bodies were found still on the couches or beds where they were sleeping, he said. The victims in the two-story wooden home included four children of the owners, John Watson and his wife, Nancy, who were not at home.
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January 15, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Early morning fires trapped four families inside their homes in Minnesota, Ohio, suburban Chicago and Washington state, killing 16 children and five adults. In Burbank, Ill., a smoke alarm was still blaring at a burning home where firefighters pulled out a 62-year-old man and six children, ages 3 to 16, trapped on the top floor. They suffered burns and smoke inhalation and died at a hospital. Cause of the fire was not immediately known. Two women survived. In Moorhead, Minn.
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January 16, 1987 | United Press International
Two children were killed and a third was critically injured Thursday, in a fire that authorities said may have been started by youngsters playing with matches.
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January 2, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Fire, apparently sparked by a defective heater in an attached garage, engulfed a two-story wooden house in Ceylon, Minn., killing six people, authorities said. Killed were Kathleen Hatfield, 60, her son, Alfred Hatfield, 40, and his three children, ages 8, 7 and 3. The sixth victim was Jenny Hoffmeyer, 22, a family friend who had been staying at the home. About 25 firefighters from three volunteer departments battled the blaze in Ceylon, which is about 100 miles southwest of Minneapolis.
SPORTS
March 25, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Well, beating UCLA in the NCAA tournament doesn't mean as much as it once did. Minnesota fired coach Tubby Smith on Monday, one day after the Golden Gophers lost to Florida in the tournament after beating UCLA in the first round. Smith went 124-81 in six seasons at Minnesota and won 20 games five times. But he went just 46-62 in Big Ten play and never finished higher than sixth in the conference. "Tubby has had a long and distinguished career and we feel it's time for a fresh set of eyes for our student-athletes and our program in general," Athletic Director Norwood Teague said.
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August 19, 1997 | Associated Press
Fire extensively damaged the Hubert Humphrey Museum early Monday in the town where the late vice president lived. Firefighters and residents were able to salvage some items, and no injuries were reported. The extent of damage had not been determined, said Irene Bender, museum director. The cause of the fire had not been determined. A passer-by reported seeing smoke coming from a window about 4 a.m., the Wright County Sheriff's Department said.
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January 15, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Early morning fires trapped four families inside their homes in Minnesota, Ohio, suburban Chicago and Washington state, killing 16 children and five adults. In Burbank, Ill., a smoke alarm was still blaring at a burning home where firefighters pulled out a 62-year-old man and six children, ages 3 to 16, trapped on the top floor. They suffered burns and smoke inhalation and died at a hospital. Cause of the fire was not immediately known. Two women survived. In Moorhead, Minn.
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July 13, 1991 | Associated Press
A fire roared through a three-story lodge near this northeastern Minnesota town on Friday, killing at least seven people and injuring six. Some frantic guests leaped from upper-story windows. Cook County Sheriff John Lyght said that seven bodies were removed from the rubble of the Windigo Lodge and that the search would continue. Registration records were destroyed in the blaze, so it could not be determined how many guests were at the lodge.
NEWS
January 2, 1989
A fire swept through a home north of Remer, Minn., killing eight children and two adults who were baby-sitting, authorities said. The fire spread so quickly it was unlikely that anyone woke up before being overcome by smoke, Remer Fire Chief Leo Renn said. The bodies were found still on the couches or beds where they were sleeping, he said. The victims in the two-story wooden home included four children of the owners, John Watson and his wife, Nancy, who were not at home.
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April 10, 1987 | Associated Press
A wind-whipped grass fire swept to the edge of this town of 330 people Thursday, threatening to engulf gasoline tanks and forcing officials to evacuate 20 homes and ask all other residents to leave. No injuries were reported, and residents were allowed to return to their homes about 3 1/2 hours later.
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January 16, 1987 | United Press International
Two children were killed and a third was critically injured Thursday, in a fire that authorities said may have been started by youngsters playing with matches.
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