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Fire and police prepared for visitors and runners here for Grandma's

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Updated: June 18, 2021 07:25 PM
Created: June 18, 2021 12:16 PM

When the city of Duluth gets ready to welcome guests for Grandma's, the public safety teams have it down to a science.

They add extra staff and vehicles. Captain Brian Black from the fire department said, "We've got smaller vehicles roaming around the Canal Park area staffed with EMTs, and you may also see EMTs on bicycles as well. And we'll have department vehicles staged across the race course, close to their home stations."

He encourages everyone to stay hydrated. 

Lt. Chad Nagorski, from Duluth Police, said they've been planning since February. "I think we're one of the first to have a marathon since COVID. So there was a lot of things we needed to plan for. But it's opened back up, and it's great to see people in person."

Multiple law enforcement agencies are working together, including St. Paul Police with their EOD team and bomb-sniffing dogs.

Nagorski said that it's important that if you see something, say something, and an officer can come check things out.

Both men wanted to say welcome to the runners and their families.

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