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Minnesota Senators Push for High-Rise Sprinkler Money

Five killed in high-rise fire


(KARE 11)


MINNEAPOLIS (KARE 11) – State and federal lawmakers are pressing for answers and dollars in the wake of a Thanksgiving fire that claimed the lives of five residents of a Minneapolis public housing tower.

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US Senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar introduced the Public Housing Fire Safety Act, which would set up a grant program to help agencies across the nation pay for retrofitting older high-rise apartment buildings with sprinkler systems.

“In the aftermath of the tragic fire we spoke with public housing authorities and firefighters, the people who really know what’s happening here and this is the approach the recommended,” Sen. Smith told KARE. READ MORE

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