Issue 1 and Volume 22.

MINNESOTA FIREMEN’S STATE ASSOCIATION. The Minnesota Firemen’s State convention met in the court house. Little Falls, Minn., on June 17, with President La Fond, of Little Falls, in the chair. The attendance of delegates was large. Hon. C. B. Buckman, introduced by Mayor Tanner, welcomed the firemen in the name of the citizens and F. W. Lyons in that of the firemen of Little Falls. Secretary Strong’s report showed receipts of $476.75 and Treasurer Joy’s, a balance of $311.88. Statistician Cutler told of 1,939 fires in the State during 1896, with a total loss of $2,466,737, to which Minneapolis contributed over one-third, $900,765, and St. Paul, Duluth, Winona, and Stillwater, $1,405.682—a little more than half the loss in the State. The cost of maintaining the fire departments reporting was $724,427, and the value of their property other than water supply, $2,013,450. There are in use in the departments reporting sixty…

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