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Letter: Area communities reach out to help Cannon Falls

To the editor:

Many volunteers and city crews came to help with the Cannon Falls cleanup event Saturday, Sept. 29. There were over 75 volunteers and over 25 personnel from area communities including Inver Grove Heights, Hastings, Pine Island and Red Wing, in addition to 20 city of Cannon Falls staff.

Cannon Falls also is grateful to the Salvation Army, who provided a canteen vehicle to serve breakfast, snacks and lunch for all, and the many businesses and organizations that provided donations or assistance.

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The city had created work zones and arranged for additional trucks and chippers to make brush cleanup more efficient and with all the help was able remove a very large amount of the brush from residences. While not every location was able to be picked up, crews will be working on removing the remaining brush over the next couple weeks. If a resident does not have the means to move brush to the curb, please contact the Cannon Falls Police Department at 507-263-2278 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Police Department has access to the website and after determining the specific need, can add locations requesting volunteer assistance.

The Cannon Falls Police Department wants to remind our residents to report anything suspicious that they may see or hear as soon as possible so an officer can check on what is occurring. The easiest way to report suspicious activity is calling 911.

Jeffrey L. McCormick

Cannon Falls

Jeffrey McCormick is Cannon Falls chief of police and emergency management director