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This is the proposed design for the Minnesota Fire Service Foundation Memorial to be built near the state Capitol. Alexandria Fire Department donated $1,500 from its relief association to help build the memorial. Drawing Contributed | Leo A. Daly Architects

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Alexandria Fire Department is part of a statewide effort to build a memorial for firefighters killed in the line of duty.

The Minnesota Fire Service Foundation is coordinating the memorial project to be built on the state Capitol grounds. The group has exceeded its fundraising goal, with more than $600,000 in donations and pledges - all from firefighters.


Alexandria Fire Department donated $1,500 from its relief association.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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