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Minn. Salvation Army bell-ringer aims for record

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — The captain of the Albert Lea Salvation Army says he'll try to set a world record for bell-ringing.

Capt. Jim Brickson plans to ring the bell for 80 consecutive hours.

Brickson's contest is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Dec. 3 in the center court of Northbridge Mall in Albert Lea.

The Albert Lea Tribune reports Brickson calls his event Stand Up for Freeborn County. He says it's a chance to celebrate The Salvation Army's volunteers and to encourage local donations during the organization's annual Red Kettle Campaign.

During the contest, Brickson will not be allowed to sit, eat or drink, outside of small breaks of five minutes for each 60 minutes of ringing. The breaks can be accumulated.

The entire attempt will be streamed live.

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