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GF fireman J.R. Mack retired Saturday after 45 years serving the city of Grand Forks.

Mack hangs up the keys to the fire truck

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J.R. Mack, a one-time motorcycle cop who traded uniforms to become a firetruck driver, retired Saturday, capping a 45-year career with the city of Grand Forks.


"Let's face it, he served the city for damn near half a century," said Battalion Chief Rod Hadland of the Grand Forks Fire Department. "It's quite an honor, I think, for all of us to have worked with him."

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