Yesterday Governor Walz declared today as the first ever “Emergency Manager” Appreciation Day in MN. Here in Freeborn County we are lucky to have Rich Hall as our Emergency Management Director. He has worked for Freeborn County for 10 years now and has been essential in helping us to navigate through countless incidents from train derailments to tornadoes to winter storms. Rich has helped develop our emergency preparedness plans and has been instrumental in getting our local schools prepared for emergencies. Rich is also a leader and involved in Emergency Management at both the regional and state levels.