The community of Albert Lea is rallying around one another, like elephants in the wild leaning up against those hurting and too tired to stand, simply to support one another, and beginning to have the conversation that for many is taboo. That conversation is mental health.
Fire departments are often recognized as rescuing cats from trees, and other animals/pets caught in buildings that may be on fire, or in need of evacuation due to some emergency. One Southern Minnesota fire department ended up rescuing a duck after it got stuck inside of a chimney.
Today's date, Feb 22, also written as 2/22 is the same as Matson's badge number 222 with the Waseca Police Department. I'm all for making this date, February 22, a day in which Minnesota honors all law enforcement and first responders, each year.