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Terrorism Training Takes Place in Marion County

Local first responders, Marion County Emergency Mangagement and members of the 71st Support Group of the National Guard from Des Moines gathered in Knoxville and Pella this week for a training exercise. The three day training began in Knoxville Wednesday, moved to Pella Thursday and will continue at Cordova Park next Wednesday. Attendees are being taught how to deal with weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. The program is being led by the Civil Support Readiness group out of San Antonio, Texas.