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La Crescent woman donates $10,000 each to police and fire departments

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LA CRESCENT, MN. (WXOW) - The La Crescent police and fire departments received a surprise boost from a community member on Monday.

Longtime La Crescent resident, Mrs. Dahlen, surprised the departments by donating $20,000 during the city council meeting on Monday night. $10,000 for the police department and another $10,000 for the fire department.

"I’m very proud of the community that I work for and I’m very fortunate that we have a community that is very supportive of everyone," said Police Chief Doug Stavenau. "It’s not uncommon that the police and fire department receives recognition and things like this, but this one was so extreme that it was kind of shocking. In my 23 years of working for the department, I am unaware of a donation on this large having been made."

How the departments will use the donation is being discussed.

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