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Firefighters and Police Officers Face off for a Good Cause

Updated: 07/16/2014 11:07 PM
Created: 07/16/2014 2:09 PM WDIO.com

The Hermantown Police and Fire Departments are facing off this week.

The Battle of the Badges is a contest to see which department can bring in the most blood donations for Memorial Blood Centers. The goal is to get 100 donors total from Wednesday, July 16 to Saturday, July 20.

Hermantown Police Chief Jim Crace said the purpose is to fill an urgent need, but that doesn't stop the departments from having some fun with it.

"This will be the rubber match, because the Police Department won the first year and the second year the Fire Department edged us out," he said. "So it's near and dear to us to take home the plaque this year."

Donors can make appointments on the Memorial Blood Centers website, or show up at the following locations:

  • Skyline Lanes (Miller Trunk Hwy), July 17, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • North Shore Bank of Commerce (Hermantown Branch), July 18, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Fitchner Field (Ugstad/Maple Grove Rd), July 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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