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Uniformed firefighters carry folded Minnesota flags as they march in the Sept. 30 dedication ceremony of the Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the Capitol grounds.

Wilmont firefighter remembered at memorial dedication


WORTHINGTON -- A new memorial on the Minnesota Capitol's south grounds in St. Paul pays tribute to 207 of the state's firefighters who have died in the line of duty since 1881.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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