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Top honor for New London, Minn., fire official


WILLMAR — Deputy State Fire Marshal and Investigator John Steinbach has been named the 2012 fire investigator of the year by the Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators.

The award will be presented to Steinbach today at the association’s conference in St. Cloud. The organization presents annual awards for the investigator, team and prosecutor of the year.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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