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December 11, 2017
Alexandria eyes big projects for 2018
December 11, 2017 - 11:40pm
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
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
June 7, 2017
A high-tech, 53-foot tractor-trailer unfolds into a 1,000-square foot exhibit which diplays steel beams from the towers, documentary videos and recordings of first responder radio transmissions. It will visit the Douglas County Fair August 17-20.
9/11 exhibit to roll into Douglas County Fair
June 7, 2017 - 5:34am
January 10, 2017
Stephen VanLuik with the Forada Fire Department dances down the catwalk at the Firefighter's Runway Competition and Comedy Show at the Broadway Ballroom Saturday night. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)play button
Firefighters show their dance moves - w/video
January 10, 2017 - 2:19pm
December 13, 2016
Council approves rec agreement
December 13, 2016 - 12:21am
October 15, 2016
Alexandria firefighters and explorers reach out their boots for motorists to fill as part of the Fill the Boot fundraising campaign. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Firefighters fill the boot
October 15, 2016 - 11:23am
October 7, 2016
Jeff Roste (white shirt) takes photos that will be used on the billboard for the We Got Your Back campaign. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
'We Got Your Back' up and running
October 7, 2016 - 12:00am
September 24, 2016
Firefighters from Brandon and Alexandria work at the scene of a grain elevator fire in downtown Brandon Friday night. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)play button
Update: Fire reported at grain elevator in Brandon (w/video)
September 24, 2016 - 12:14am
September 11, 2015
Alexandria firefighters (left to right) Shaynen Schmidt, Mark Bergerson and Dan Sieve pause at the end of a climb at Viking Towers while remembering the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press) play button
Alexandria firefighters pay tribute to 9/11 victims (w/video)
September 11, 2015 - 4:19pm
November 5, 2013
The Alexandria Fire Department was called to the Viking Lakes Village mobile home park when workers ruptured a gas line Tuesday morning. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)
Alexandria firefighters respond to gas leak
November 5, 2013 - 9:55am
September 11, 2013
Gathering at State Capitol to honor fallen firefighters
September 11, 2013 - 9:03am
July 26, 2013
Rick and Linda Pierce were photographed by the Minneapolis Tribune on August 30, 1977 in the Minneapolis Airport after spending a month in California fighting fires. In 1977, the husband and wife duo was an oddity among hotshots so Linda and Rick received a lot of publicity during their career. (Contributed)
Crews that take the heat
July 26, 2013 - 12:00am
May 31, 2013
Meet the Garfield firefighters
May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
October 17, 2012
Eleven firefighters from Alexandria Fire Department attended the recent unveiling of the memorial Minnesota's fallen firefighters. Pictured are (front to back) Joe Cuperus, Dan Sieve, Jason Schmidt, QJ Warrey and Kris Pierce. They were carrying flags to dignitaries, who in turn presented those flags to the families of the fallen firefighters. (Contributed photo)
Fire and honor: AFD members attend memorial dedication service
October 17, 2012 - 12:00am