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VIDEO: Firefighters star in statewide conference

Alexandria's firefighters led the parade, marching in their sharp, dress uniforms with the impressive trucks rolling close behind. (Photo by Amy Chaffins)1 / 2
The youngest members of the Alexandria Fire Department family, including Brayden, son of Aaron and Michelle Zollner, also took part in the parade - spouses and children of AFD firefighters wore red and walked and rolled down Broadway Street. (Photo by Amy Chaffins)2 / 2

The community and visitors lined Broadway Street in Alexandria on Saturday for a grand parade as part of the 137th annual Minnesota State Fire Department Association (MSFDA) Conference.

Several fire departments from across the state rolled their rigs in the parade, including Brainerd and Bemidji and closer-to-home departments - Alexandria, Evansville, Osakis, Forada, Parkers Prairie and more.

Marching bands and community groups also took part - everything from the Fergus Falls Marching Band and Shriners ATV team to the Minnesota National Guard and kids' go-cart racers.

See even more photos here: http://bit.ly/MBSRh4.

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