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Workers from Ottertail Power installed a 55-foot pole in Brandon last Friday. Atop the pole sits the city's new civil defense siren, which was donated by the Brandon Fire Relief Association to replace the 75-year-old siren that was being used.

Sirens make Brandon safer

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The residents of Brandon can rest a little easier, knowing they will now likely hear the alert of pending disaster.

A new civil defense siren and pole were recently installed to replace the existing siren, which has served the community for 75 years.

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The original siren was installed at the same time the Brandon Auditorium was built in 1936.

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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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