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Virginia, MN (KROC-AM News) - Authorities on Minnesota's Iron Range say the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the State Fire Marshal's Office are investigating a fatal Thanksgiving Day fire that left two law enforcement officers with injuries.

According to the website Northland FIREWIRE, the Police Department in Virginia reported that officers responded to a residence around 5 AM Thursday about a suicidal man and a fire. The responding officers found a garage converted into an apartment was on fire and the man was inside the structure.

Virginia MN fatal fire (photo courtesy Northland FIREWIRE)
Virginia MN fatal fire (photo courtesy Northland FIREWIRE)
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Northland FIREWIRE reported that the officers attempted to convince the man to exit the burning building but were unsuccessful and heavy smoke and flames engulfed the residence. The victim's body was later recovered from the rubble.

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The Virginia Police Department indicated that two of the officers involved in the incident suffered injuries. One of the officers is being treated for severe burns, while the other officer suffered from smoke inhalation and was treated and released.

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The names of the victim and the injured officers have not been released. Firefighters from six Iron Range fire departments responded to the blaze.

There's A Big Reason An 887-Square-Foot Duluth Home Listed For $814,600

Recently, a Duluth home went on the market for $814,600. What was interesting was that the 2 bedroom, 1 bath home was 887 square feet. That translates to $918 per square foot.

Realtor.com says the median listing home price in Minneapolis, Minnesota was $325K in October 2023. The median listing home price per square foot was $235.

According to the National Association of Realtors, in March 2022, the average price per square foot of a home was $244, while the median price per square foot was $202.

Based on those figures, it would be fair to wonder why this property was listed significantly higher. It turns out, there is one big reason why, which you'll see as you take a look through the property.

Gallery Credit: David Drew

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