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Procession escorts fallen Minnesota Power employee, Grand Rapids firefighter home

GRAND RAPIDS, MN -- The Minnesota Power employee who died on the job Tuesday received a hero's escort back home to Grand Rapids Friday.

James Gibeau, 37, who was also a Grand Rapids firefighter, died after electrical contact while working on a substation near Bovey.

Friday, his fellow crew members drove alongside his casket all the way from a Twin Cities funeral home back to Itasca County.

Other fire departments also paid their respects along the route.

Briggs LeSavage

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