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Members of the Alexandria Fire Department are looking forward to hosting the Minnesota State Fire Department Association Conference next week, including Lieutenant Jason Schmidt (left), Chief Engineer Q.J. Warrey and Captain Ron Moore. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)

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Alexandria is going to be ablaze with firefighter action next weekend. The Alexandria Fire Department will host the 137th annual Minnesota State Fire Department Association (MSFDA) Conference June 14 through 16.

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Alexandria Fire Chief Jeff Karrow said he anticipates 600 to 700 visitors will be in town shopping, staying at hotels and enjoying local restaurants.

"They love the Alex area," Karrow said. "Alexandria usually has one of the biggest, most successful conferences."

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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