We asked you to to tell us about your American Hero. Military, police, fire, EMT, teacher...someone that went above and beyond serving our community. Someone that, day in and day out, can be relied upon right down the line. Our American Hero is that and more.


Here's the nomination...

Nominated winner: Jay Iverson
Nominator: Carol Iverson

Jay has been serving the Blooming Prairie area as an EMT for 20 years and as a firefighter rescue captain for 19 years. He is also a CPR instructor in our community. He is very dedicated to saving lives. He is the first to step up in any situation. Our community looks up to him. He has spent countless hours away from his family to help others. He is a true hero!

So we got Carol on the phone to tell us more, and Jay, too! Just as I expected, Jay was totally humble and certain someone else deserved the honor more.

As a thank you, Jay Iverson receives VIP parking, 4 VIP tickets to Harvest Jam on Saturday the 10th, that incredible gift basket from First Alliance Credit Union, including a $100 VISA gift card, and we'll even get him on stage so you can say thanks, too.

On behalf of our American Hero partners, First Alliance Credit Union and Home Solutions Midwest, thank you. Thank you to Jay Iverson, and all the heroes we have living in our community that go the extra mile. That help move us forward, keep us safe, and save our lives.