Nick Halter

City Hall update: Amid overtime troubles, Fire Chief retires

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Minneapolis Fire Chief Alex Jackson is retiring after three years on the job.

Jackson is a 30-year veteran of the Fire Department and the first African American fire chief in Minneapolis. His last day will be Feb. 29.

Rybak announced he will nominate John Fruetel to replace Jackson. Fruetel served 31 years as a Minneapolis firefighter and most recently served as the city’s emergency preparedness training manager.

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