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New fire chief Richard Schroeder speaks during the April 2 council meeting at which he was appointed to the position.

Council appoints new fire chief

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Rosemount firefighter Richard (Rick) Schroeder was selected to become the next fire chief. The Rosemount City Council appointed Schroeder to a three year term as chief effective immediately.


Schroeder will take over from longtime chief Scott Aker. Aker served as chief for 25 years and opted not to seek re-appointment. He was honored earlier in the evening for his service.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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