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Ready for duty: Duluth first responders, neighboring county authorities standing by for busy Grandma’s weekend

DULUTH, MN-- Duluth first responders recruit help from a variety of Minnesota cities to prepare for a busy Grandma's Marathon weekend.

The Duluth Police Department has all hands on deck with mutual aid coming from as far away as the Twin Cities.

Lieutenant Chad Nagorski says they are prepared for Duluth's largest event and the biggest they've hosted since the pandemic started.

Lt. Nagorski estimates 20,000 to 60,000 people who come to Duluth for Grandma's weekend, so the amount of officers they need on duty gets bumped up five, even 10 times the regular number of officials.

"We also have some partners with the State Patrol St. Louis County, Lake County, and the St. Paul Police Department," said Lieutenant Nagorski.

The Duluth Fire Department says they too are ready and will be stationed up and down the course for any emergencies that arise.

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Peter Kvietkauskas

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