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Red Kettle record set

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ROCHESTER, MN (FOX 47) -- The Salvation Army has good news to report Saturday evening.

Despite a struggling economy, area bell ringers set a new Red Kettle record.

Olmsted County bell ringers logged 4,500 hours. That's a one thousand hour increase from last year.

Officials say extra hours were crucial during a year when donations were lower than previous seasons.

Thanks to all your donations, however, the Salvation Army raised more than $232,000. That's a new record - up nearly $30,000 from last year.

$125,000 is still needed to finish up this year's fundraising efforts.

To help, all donations can be sent to The Salvation Army, PO BOX 575, Rochester, MN 55903.

You can also find more information on our homepage.

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