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Somerset Fire/Rescue's once-blank wall is now filled with a mural representing different aspects of Somerset Fire/Rescue from it's establishment in 1933 to this, its 80th year of service. The mural was painted by an anonymous donor who wished to give her time and talent to help beaitufy the fire station.

Mural celebrates fire station history

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A new mural decorating one of Somerset Fire/Rescue's inner walls celebrates the department's 80 years of service to the Somerset Community.


"It represents the Somerset Fire Department," said Assistant Fire Chief Jason Crotty, "where we started and where we came from, and where we are today."

While Crotty said the mural wasn't specifically planned as a recognition of the department's 80th year of service, its 80 years are represented in the painting.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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