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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.


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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