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Alexandria Fire Department

October 10, 2017
Alexandria fire chief Jeff Karrow talks with community members at the department's open house on Monday, Oct. 9, the start of Fire Prevention Week. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Drawing attention to fire prevention
October 10, 2017 - 5:44pm
October 9, 2017
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Two-vehicle crash on Highway 27 sends one to St. Cloud Hospital
October 9, 2017 - 11:28am
September 14, 2017
Erick DeLong, a member of the Alexandria Fire Department Explorers, helps his nephew, Chase DeLong, put out "flames" in a window of a cut-out house at last year's open house.  (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Alexandria Fire Department gets safety award
September 14, 2017 - 4:45pm
August 30, 2017
Becky Strand of Alexandria (middle) and Cheryl Schaffran (right) speak with U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar about their husbands, Kurt Strand and Jamie Schaffran, who died from cancer. Both men were firefighters. Klobuchar was in Alexandria Wednesday to talk about her bipartisan bill to establish a national cancer registry for firefighters. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Stalking a silent killer: Senator stops in Alexandria on campaign to track firefighter cancer rates
August 30, 2017 - 5:34pm
August 1, 2017
Delila Gerdes, 4, of Alexandria, was one of the winners of a new bike at Tuesday's Community Night Out in Alexandria's City Park.  Delila was with her grandmother, Laurie Wolf.  (Jeff Beach | Echo Press)
Community Night Out is a winner
August 1, 2017 - 7:42pm
July 31, 2017
APD Sergeant Tony Kuhnau played bean bags with a group of children at last year's Community Night Out. (Echo Press file photo)
Annual 'Community Night Out' is set for Tuesday
July 31, 2017 - 6:48pm
June 22, 2017
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Man who stopped traffic on I-94 dies while in custody
June 22, 2017 - 4:10pm
June 11, 2017
House in Alexandria catches fire during storm
June 11, 2017 - 11:08am
June 9, 2017
Alexandria Fire Department firefighters Bill Thoennes (left) and Jason Schmidt (right) place their gear in an extractor, which removes soot, hydrocarbons and other toxins using special cleaning fluids. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
A hidden danger for firefighters: Cancer
June 9, 2017 - 6:00am
April 22, 2017
Participants compete in Saturday afternoon's bean bag tournament  RCC as part of the bags and beer event. 20 teams were in the tournament, and 16 vendors were in the craft beer expo. (Ryan Pietruszewski | Echo Press)
Bags and Beer event held at RCC
April 22, 2017 - 10:00pm
April 20, 2017
First Bags and Beer event Saturday at RCC
April 20, 2017 - 11:13am
February 22, 2017
The original receipt of purchase (right) for the 1917 LaFrance fire truck is framed and displayed in the fire department’s museum, as is the photo of firefighters atop the truck (left). (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Marking a century
February 22, 2017 - 7:00am
January 13, 2017
A worker from Ferguson Brothers Excavating uses a backhoe to tear down the old Townsend home at 1506 Lakeside Drive in Alexandria Monday afternoon. The house, which was owned by Fred and Sarah Townsend, was destroyed by a fire on Oct. 12. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Gentle giants demolish Townsend home
January 13, 2017 - 6:00am
December 14, 2016
Police and fire officials were on the scene Friday of an early-morning fire at the 400 block of Unumb Drive in Alexandria. The fire department was called to the location at 3:23 a.m. A woman was transported  to the Douglas County Hospital and then flown to Hennepin County Medical Center. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
'Awesome response' by police, fire departments
December 14, 2016 - 6:00am
December 2, 2016
The main entrance of the house now leads to nothing but collapsed ceilings, burned furniture and debris. (Lowell Anderson  Echo Press)
'It's just a house:' Couple moves on after fire
December 2, 2016 - 7:00am
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