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Thanksgiving Miracle in Dakota


DAKOTA, Minn. (KTTC) -- A fire station in a small Minnesota town is certainly giving thanks today after receiving a donation $140 thousand.

The money was left for Dakota Fire and Rescue by a generous woman who passed away in September.

The town of Dakota has a population of 323, but even in such a small town, one person can make a big difference.

The gift left by Eleanor Sanford is nearly eight times the small fire station's annual budget.

Eleanor was 99 when she died and a neighbor of fire chief Scott Hoeg.

He tells us her $140 thousand donation will help buy a new fire truck that will bear Eleanor's name.

The fire station currently has 5 trucks and serves about 800 to 1000 people.

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