Lakes Region EMS

It’s not every day a baby is born on the Interstate 35 southbound on-ramp at North Branch. But that’s exactly what happened on Halloween morning when two Lakes Region EMS personnel helped deliver a baby girl in the back of their ambulance. Paramedic Kirk Winkelman and emergency medical technician Nicole Lundeen, along with North Branch [...]

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Public safety professionals from the North Branch Police Department, Lakes Region EMS and the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office were paired with area youth Thursday morning for a back-to-school shopping spree. The event, organized by the Salvation Army, was held at Shopko in North Branch, one of 11 shopping locations across the metro. The officers, deputies [...]

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Lakes Region EMS EMT Jessica Keeney receives Star of Life award— Lakes Region EMS emergency medical technician Jessica Keeney is humble about her accomplishments. For her and the many others who work in the emergency medical field, doing their jobs is not about recognition and awards. But sometimes they earn awards by going above and [...]

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Some might back down from a challenge, but not John Paulsen. Paulsen, a six-year veteran of Lakes Region EMS, got his start in the emergency medical field after taking an emergency medical technician program at Century College when he was a senior at White Bear Lake High School. He liked the fast-paced nature of the [...]

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Lakes Region EMS is in the business of saving lives. To keep doing that job in the most effective manner possible, the ambulance service has to evolve with the changing economy and health care system, according to Lakes Region EMS Executive Director Aarron Reinert. Reinert said health care reform has changed the amount of money [...]

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You’re walking down an aisle in the grocery story, doing your weekly shopping, and the man shopping near you suddenly clutches his chest and falls to the ground. You quickly take your phone out of your pocket and call 911. The dispatcher tells you paramedics will be there in a matter of minutes. Now comes [...]

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