Community backs the ‘Blue’

ALGONA — Local radio station KLGA sponsored Back the Blue on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Area law enforcement, fire and EMS were invited to an open house at the Algona Police Department garage. 

The event began at 4 p.m., and less than 10 minutes later, the crowd had spilled out onto the street because of the number of people wanting to show their appreciation to law enforcement and first responders. More than 700 people in total attended the event.

 “There is so much going on in the world, even in our state. We wanted to show our appreciation to our local public safety officers, and we invited the community to help,” said Bernie Merrill with KLGA.


For more on this story, see the Nov. 24 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines.


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Algona, IA 50511  

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