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Sen. Mathews, Rep. Mekeland issue statement on Becker fire

Thursday, February 20, 2020

ST. PAUL – Sen. Andrew Mathews, R-Princeton, and Rep. Shane Mekeland, R-Clear Lake, issued the following joint statement Thursday regarding a fire that has been burning since Tuesday in Becker:

“Since Tuesday morning, we have been closely watching the fire in Becker and have been working behind the scenes to monitor the situation. We want you to know that we haven’t done much press on this issue because our intent is to let the Chief of Police and the Fire Chief do their jobs, rather than spend time fielding our phone calls. We want to thank the law enforcement, fire departments and first responders at the scene who continue dealing with the immediate task of putting out the fire. We’ve heard great things about the community coming together during this time, including one young girl who gathered 94 pairs of much-needed gloves to aid responders.  Our communities have overcome challenges before and this event is proving that we can do it again.”



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