City Council dumps controversial fire dept board-up program
COVER: Man Down
Minneapolis fire union president Mark Lakosky is putting fire fighter injuries at the door step of Mayor R.T. Rybak. In a recent letter published on E-Democracy, Lakosky blames Rybak for years of fire fighter cuts, arguing ... More >>
If it keeps going at this pace, the program could end up losing the department money.It's been slightly more than six months since Minneapolis started tasking its on-duty firefighters with boarding up buildings and houses all over the city, and the program is already on track to be a disaster.
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Years of cuts have already left the department below industry standards.If Minnesota Senate and House Republicans get their way, the Minneapolis Fire Department is in for even more bad news.
Republicans announced a budget proposal yesterday that recommends cutting Local Government Aid to hel ... More >>