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BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Officers from the Burnsville and Savage police departments are taking part in an annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Minnesota.

Wednesday’s run starts at 10 a.m. at the Savage Police Department and ends at Burnsville City Hall.

About 30 people are participating in the roughly 6-mile run to raise money and awareness for Minnesota Special Olympics.

Local police departments raise money for the Special Olympics every year through Torch Run t-shirt sales and other fundraising activities, such as the Polar Plunge. Last year, more than 75 agencies throughout Minnesota raised more than $1.6 million for Special Olympics Minnesota.

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