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This photo of Dennis Dumm was taken during his last visit to Alexandria days prior to his death in a biking accident.

Love of photography helps promote bike safety

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Dennis Dumm's love of photography is helping to promote the safety of those who share his other love - biking.

The Alexandria native was a biking enthusiast who rode his bike for fun as well as for transportation whenever possible.


Dumm was killed while riding his bicycle in Minneapolis on May 20, 2009. He was traveling from his home to work when a semi-truck accidentally turned into him.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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