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Local firefighters lend a hand in Sartell mill blaze

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Minnesota firefighters enjoy getting together for conventions like the statewide event Alexandria is hosting next week.

But they're also quick to help one another out in a pinch.


It happened again last week when a devastating fire tore through the Verso paper mill in Sartell, which is about 70 miles southeast of Alexandria.

When Sartell exhausted all of its local resources battling the huge blaze, the state fire marshal activated a statewide mutual aid plan.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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