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Pictured are our local EMS staff and volunteers with Glacial Ridge Ambulance who provide emergency care as paramedics and EMTs. They respond to calls for all of Pope County and portions of Stevens, Douglas, and Stearns, 24/7/365. Ambulances are stationed in Brooten, Glenwood, and Starbuck. ­

Front Row (Left to Right): Andrea Prentice, Holli Reese, Jill Hansen, Kelly Feucht, Melanie Ronning, Jessica Morlock, Heather Hanson, Michael Torkelson

Back Row (Left to Right): Jared Swanson, Spencer Sundberg, Melissa Zimmerle, Andrew Klanderud, Jodi Armstrong, Brian Long, Thomas Spychalla, Matthew Daniels, Ted Razink, Tracy Freese, Sara Rieland, Kern Nelson, Mark Wilson, Greg Meyers

Not pictured: Aimee Steffensen, Austin Ohren, Brandi Bast, Brett Bowser, Faline Yackel, James Rook, Josh Chan, Sadie Schlief, Staci Laage, Tracy Laage, Aimee Stewart, Alexander Chase, Brett Erickson, Norman Wegener